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Once home to warehouses and industry, the South of Market (SoMa) district has become one of San Francisco’s hottest centers for art, nightlife, and contemporary living. As the name implies, this District 9 neighborhood lies south of Market Street and runs east to west between The Embarcadero and Eleventh Street.
The spirit of SoMa can be found in its industrial past. Originally developed with warehouses in mind, city blocks in SoMa tend to be larger than is typical in San Francisco. The old warehouses have been converted into chic residential and live-work lofts that help the area retain its character. Traditionally blue-collar, South of Market has set out on a gentrification path and appeals to young professionals who appreciate the hip vibe of the neighborhood and easy access to downtown by foot or public transportation.
Although the southwestern end of SoMa tends to be a bit sketchy, the area closer to the downtown Financial District is a cultural hub with museums and galleries, while swanky nightclubs, restaurants, bars, and cafes provide the upscale contemporary San Francisco lifestyle enjoyed by many young urban professionals.
Lofts and condominiums are the main real estate attraction South of Market. Throughout the area, traditional warehouses have been converted to residential and live/work spaces, blending the old with the new. Other SoMa lofts and condos are in stunning ground-up buildings, offering state-of-the-art amenities in contemporary buildings.
If you are in the market for a cool San Francisco loft, South of Market is the place to look. Some of San Francisco’s most fashionable properties can be found in SoMa’s lofts and condos.
Contact the San Francisco Modern Real Estate Team if we can assist you with the purchase or sale of a home, loft, or townhome in the South of Market neighborhood. Additionally, you can utilize our website to explore all San Francisco MLS listings.