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The East Cut Neighborhood

One of the newest neighborhoods in San Francisco. The East Cut was established in 2015 by residents and business owners as a community benefit district. The goal is to provide this neighborhood its identity separate from South of Market and South Beach neighborhoods. Many real estate agents still call parts of this South Beach or Yerba Buena neighborhoods.

Located on the Eastern side of the city, also known as the sunny side, there are endless outdoor activities and lifestyle accommodations. Run or walk down the Embarcadero, visit the Ferry Building for a Saturday Farmers Market, hop on the Muni T-Line or a bicycle Pedicab and head off to Oracle Park and watch the Giants game.

This elegant yet sophisticated area spans from 2nd Street to the Embarcadero with additional boundaries between Market Street & Mission Street to the edge of The Bay Bridge / Highway 80. A plethora of the highest and most expensive residential luxury condo developments are mixed with, skyscrapers such as the Salesforce Tower. The Salesforce Transit Center is also home to this neighborhood combined with a mix of some of the best nightlife, entertainment, shopping, public outdoor art, spaces and parks.

Getting around is easy with an abundance of public transportation including light rail trains, buses, SF casual carpool, bicycle sharing, electric scooter sharing, and bicycle Pedicabs. During Giants and Warriors games or at the end of the work day you’ll see the streets filled with an abundance of people walking faster that most cars are driving on the street.

Living in The East Cut you’ll find yourself enjoying one of the warmest parts of SF with arguably some of the best accommodations and lifestyle living. If you need quick access to the Easy Bay, the Peninsula or South Bay this is a great location that has it all.

The Vibe
Modern and full of life. Tall buildings with trendy restaurants, hustle and bustle from nearby downtown, ballpark, and the Embarcadero.
The People
Great mix of working professionals and the tech crowd looking for city living with an easy commute.
Fun Fact
The City of San Francisco made cut down 2nd Street back in the 1800's which is where this neighborhood name came from.
Best Attribute
Easy transportation and location to the Embarcadero and the Oracle Park.
Real Estate
Vertical high-rise sexy condos. Get a view to fit in.

The Neighborhood Vibe

The Embarcadero and Northern side of The East Cut you'll find the streets jam packed with professionals and tourists. During the week the streets will be busy with tech workers and professionals scurrying to and from work. Restaurants, coffee shops, and transportation will be in full swing. Expect to see a mix of construction workers at various high-rise developments in yellow jackets working and taking breaks. Everyone is in motion and moving quick. This is the closest you'll get to a New York City neighborhood feel.

High density and fast paced during the week with large corporations and an eclectic group of start-up companies mixed in with local businesses and restaurants. The pace here is one of the fastest in SF and don't be surprised if people don't say hi to you on the street when they are speed walking to their next appointment. There's no shortage of traffic jams here during business hours and especially at commute time from workers and people trying to get out of this small and dense area. If you are lucky enough to afford living in this neighborhood you'll find that walking is preferable.

The People

Being home to the major tech boom there is an abundance of technology residents. Albeit many of the condos and are home to empty nesters and pied-a-terre / vacation home owners. The neighborhood accommodating to lifestyle living where you literally can have it all from an espresso in the morning at one of the dozens of coffee shops to an savoring cocktails from an award winning mixologist at the luxe Private Members Only Social Club the Modernist. Foodies love this area scattered with Michelin star restaurants and some of the best food with views like Angler Restaurant on the Embarcadero.

The weekends tend to slow down a bit as the skyscraper office buildings aren't being used. You will see Salesforce Transit Center Park being frequented and have an assortment of events from outdoor movies to concerts throughout the year. Special events such as parades for St. Patrick's Day, LGBTQ, Giants Championship, 49ers, and Bay to Breakers all start in or near this neighborhood throughout the year. Taking a walk down to Cupids Arrow with your dog to partake in the daily gathering of residents and dog owners after work is a great way to make new friends or hop into Waterbar for $1.05 oysters during the weekday happy hour - the extra $0.05 is donated to local community nonprofit organizations. If you stay long enough you'll have one of the best dining or bar views of the Bay Bridge.

Take a stroll down to the Ferry Building and you'll find locals and visitors enjoying an epicurean playground from Recchiuti Chocolate to Cowgirl Creamery. Don’t forget to experience the Slanted Door or eat outside and people watch as you fight off Seagulls who want your sandwich, they are brave and fearless! At night you'll find flocks of foodies and thirsty residents seeking Michelin star restaurants and artisanal cocktails from mixologists. Many opera and ballet patrons dress up for a night out on the town and enjoy this area for a good night out. Eating at Prospect, or nearby Angler and Benu are a standard.

Real Estate

From the highest ever priced Penthouse of a whopping $46,000,000 (Yes that's 46 Million) to affordable housing that starts just a tad over $100,000 there's something for everyone here, or at least for most. The real estate market here is known to be a "move-up" neighborhood and isn't a great place for a starter home. Vertical is the theme and views are highly sought after. Afterall, views in San Francisco are well known to all at what keeps the value of your home and increases your value over time.

Notable condominium developments include One Steuart Lane, 181 Fremont, The Avery, One Rincon Hill, The Harrison, Infinity, Lumina, The Metropolitan and Watermark. These buildings and developments all are amenity filled luxuries that you won't find in other buildings; be prepared to pay more monthly in HOA dues. Units with water and city facing views typically will be your highest priced units. Most units come equipped with state-of-the-art smart technologies with Nest, Sonos, and security on the grounds. Interiors you'll find are developed from world renowned architects (Starchitects) such as Studio Gang, Arquitectonica, Heller Manus, and Skidmore Owings & Merrill. You haven't made it until you live above the clouds and own a unit here. You Only Live Once! -YOLO


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