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The Mission Bay Neighborhood

Mission Bay is one of San Francisco’s newest up-and-coming neighborhoods. Initial beginnings started when the Giants Ballpark broke ground and has since transformed into the growing lifestyle community it is today.

Mission Bay is known to be a medical and technology hub hosting cutting-edge bio and life sciences facilities such as UCSF and Kaiser campuses. In addition, unicorn companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Dropbox all call Mission Bay their headquarters and have large office footprints.

Located on the Eastern side of the city, 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 the Chase Center to watch a Warriors game.

This dense urban yet sophisticated area is bordered by China Basin/Townsend Street on the north, 3rd Street and San Francisco Bay to the east, Mariposa Street on the south and 7th Street and Interstate 280 on the west. A mix of mostly mid-rise, sleek modern condos combined with some of the best outdoor parks, trails, restaurants and coffee shops.

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. The N Judah and T Third Street lines of San Francisco's Muni will get you anywhere in the city fast.

If you're looking for the latest in cutting-edge residential living, urban amenities with outdoor recreational opportunities, a wide range of multi-unit buildings with continuous growth and a vibrant energy for a balanced work life ratio, look no further than Mission Bay.

The Vibe
Dense urban feel with lots of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.
The People
Trending on the younger side and typically well-to-do.
Fun Fact
Voted #1 Best Neighborhoods for Young Professionals in San Francisco!
Best Attribute
Home of the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center.
Real Estate
Modern mid-rise and high-rise luxury condos with magnificent views of the city, water, and Bay Bridge.

The Neighborhood Vibe

Mission Bay is a thriving area and many consider this neighborhood the new "it" neighborhood to live in! The opening of Chase Center, T-Line light rail system, UCSF, Kaiser, and hot new tech start-ups bring in year round visitors and attract a younger crowd with all that it has to offer. Living in Mission Bay offers residents a dense urban feel with lots of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and parks. Expect to see a mix of young tech workers and health care professionals walking around local establishments and campuses. More biotech and tech companies are branching out to open and settle in.

Chase Center is an indoor area in the Mission Bay and home venue for the Golden State Warriors! Additionally, there will be concerts and events hosted there as well. If it's game day or concert day, be prepared for loyal fans and music/band lovers to pack the streets. It's a growing neighborhood so you'll see open lots but also very manicured gardens, parks, places to shop as well as young professionals heading to work.

The People

Being home to UCSF medical and research facilities as well as biotech/tech companies there is an abundance of young, affluent professionals. If you enjoy recreational and outdoor living as well as hopping into an old school restaurant/bar with a funky patio for great outdoor eats and drinks at the Ramp or grabbing brunch at Mission Rock Resort, a waterside restaurant, Mission Bay can provide it all.

Weekends and special events are thriving. Baseball games with the Giants, music concerts, fireworks, Fleet Week, LGTBQ Parade, and Bay to Breakers all start right in this neighborhood. Afternoon dog clubs under Cupids Arrow and $1.05 oysters at Waterbar during the weekdays also are a hit. Waterbar proudly donates the extra $0.05 for every oyster sold in support of the local community to nonprofit organizations. You'll find people from all ages and backgrounds enjoying food, the culture, and company from others year round.

Overall this neighborhood does trend more on the younger side, albeit there is a nice mix of residents and visitors. With so many places for foodies, health care, and high-tech locations there is always something for everyone. The weekends you'll typically find on one of the sunny days a hip crowd hanging outdoors in the parks, riding bikes, walking to get outdoor seating at a cafe or restaurant.

Real Estate

Most residences in the neighborhood consist of condominiums. Typically mid-rise and some high-rise condo developments exist. Notable developments include One Mission Bay, Arden, Radiance, 255 Berry Street, Arterra, Madrone, and The Beacon. Typically the buildings will be newer construction and geared to cater more discerning residents whom demand high-end lifestyle living with amenity rich services including concierge services, doorman, security, gym, pool, salon rooms, and club / event centers.

It's all about the view! Typical San Francisco condo living continues it's high-end luxury trend with stunning views of the water and downtown city views. These luxury units come equipped with high-end appliances such as Sub-Zero, modern style hardwood flooring, chic stone countertops, and open floors with some private outdoor space via a deck or balcony. Building is taking place and one of the highly anticipated developments slated for completion is Mission Rock. This mega-project will include condo living up to 240 feet high among multiple buildings and space 12 blocks over 28 acres. A boom to the neighborhood with retail and commercial mixed in, this will be home to some of the best views and direct viewing into Oracle Park from some units.


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