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Does the downtown area near Union Square on Post St (between Leavenworth and Larkin) have good potential?

Asked by Lee, Thu Dec 20, 2007

for appreciation in the future?

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In addition to the answers below you may also want to check out the Mint Collection at 410 Jessie. http://mintcollectionsf.com/press.html. The Tenderloin/Tendernob area is undergoing a revitalization as well and if you have a long term (5 years plus) plan that will make for a good investment. Good luck!

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 21, 2007
If I was looking at an investment -- or to live, I'd opt closer to Union Square -- like the Landmark building, where you can get a good cash infusion during shopping seasons; or the Odeon -- I'd advise sticking a little closer to *hot* blocks and buildings, steering too far away can mean a few more years on your appreciation plan.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2007
Lee -- I think over the long term this area will benefit from the proposed and ongoing development of Market Street between Polk and Powell. There are lots of plans on the table to develop this stretch of land, which should have "spill over" affect on areas closer to Union Square and beyond. The new Westfield Mall development has had some positive affect. Check out the website reference below for the city's plans for redevelopment. Here are some other links to look over:


This link is from a 2003 BizJournal article, so you can see that unfortunately change can be slow:

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2007
Lee, I am in that area several days a week. It is a fantastic location for the right person who wants a "downtown" type of lifestyle with all that goes with that. I consider it a safe area. But regarding your question, that immediate area has remained relatively unchanged for many years, there are some strong, local businesses that have been there a long time, and new ones every now and then. If you want statistical information and a good website, see the link below. Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions or would like more information. Good luck to you...
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Union Square will always be good.
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