South Beach (SOMA/Mission Bay)
South Beach is a hip, trendy, up-and-coming neighborhood with plenty of commercial and residential options; tech hub; great water views; busy and lively due to yuppy demo make-up.
Residential: High/mid rises predominantly
Commercial: South Beach is home to a multitude of startups, tech headquarters and big box retailers.
Tech HQs include Foursquare, GitHub, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Trulia, Dropbox, IGN, Salesforce, Yelp, among others. Big Box Retailers include Costco, REI, Nordstrom Rack and Best Buy.
Saison by Chef Joshua Skenes is popular for offering Bay Area’s most expensive meal. Currently, the meal is supposed to be over $1,000 pre-wine. That’s what you get for dining somewhere where they’ve gotten the unattainable 3rd Michelin star.
Benu, the 2nd and only other 3 Michelin starred restaurant in San Francisco is also a must-try. Chef Corey Lee, also a published author now is the mind behind the less conventional menu.
Waterbar is regarded as San Francisco’s foremost seafood restaurant- offering sustainable various preparations of seafood. The breathtaking water views coupled with the menu gets locals and tourists coming back. Check it out for yourself over Happy Hour champagne and oysters!
Golden Gate University, Marin Day Schools, Youth Chance High School
Caltrain, Montgomery BART Station, MUNI, Greyhound Station, Cable Car via Embarcadero
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