District 6 San Francisco
At one time, District 6 (Central North) was referred to as the Western Addition in reference to the expansion that was occurring immediately west of downtown San Francisco. As the neighborhoods within the District developed distinct personalities, the boundaries of the Western Addition shrank and came to define a sub-district rather than the entire district. Along with the Western Addition, the other neighborhoods in District 6 are Alamo Square, Anza Vista, North Panhandle, The Hayes Valley, and Lower Pacific Heights. Real estate in this diverse district exudes San Francisco charm and is full of historically and architecturally significant homes and buildings.
District 6 is a busy, vibrant area, full of the hustle and bustle of city life. Easy access to public transportation, fashionable shopping, and excellent restaurants attract tourists and residents from many walks of life. Alamo Square, with its splendid views of the city, dignified mansions, and picturesque Victorian homes, is relatively untouched by the urban renewal programs that have affected some of the surrounding neighborhoods. In contrast, the Hayes Valley is a vibrant revitalized neighborhood full of trendy boutiques, interesting restaurants, and one of the city's highest concentrations of residential income properties.
Each neighborhood in District 6 has an individual flavor. The ethnically and economically diverse Western Addition has a long history in the Jazz scene and relatively affordable housing. Lower Pacific Heights offers some of the allure of Pacific Heights at a slightly more affordable price, and homes in Anza Vista typify the simple, Bauhaus tradition.
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District 6 provides many interesting housing options. The sedate neighborhood of Anza Vista is full of well-maintained homes, dating from the 1930s and '40s. For those looking for hip sophistication, the contemporary lofts and condos of the Hayes Valley might fill the bill. If mid-century modern is your thing, the Joseph Eichler condominums in the Western Addition should not be missed. Whatever your taste and style, from simple Edwardian flats to elegant mansions, District 6 can put you in the center of the San Francisco scene.
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