South Beach is a waterfront upscale and vertically driven neighborhood home to high-tech start-ups, three-star Michelin restaurants, and ultra-luxury lifestyle condo and loft living.
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 Oracle Park to Market Street & 3rd Street down to the Embarcadero. A plethora of the highest residential luxury condo developments are mixed with converted warehouses, skyscrapers such as the Salesforce Tower, combined with a mix of some of the best nightlife, entertainment, shopping, outdoor 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 South Beach 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 Embarcadero and Northern side of South Beach 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.
From Oracle Park to South Park there's an eclectic group of start-up companies mixed in with local businesses and restaurants. The pace here is still fast but the overall crowd isn't as dense near the Ferry Building and the Embarcadero. If it's a game day the streets will be packed with over zealous fans decked out in Giants gear ready to tap into the ballpark for their famous garlic fries and a cold beer.
Being home to the major tech boom there is an abundance of younger residents. Albeit many of the condos and lofts 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 Delancey Street Cafe or the famous iced mint mojito coffee at Philz Coffee to an espresso martini at the posh Prospect Restaurant make this highly desirable to the most discerning.
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.
Take a stroll down to the Ferry Building and you'll find locals and visitors enjoying an epicurean playground from Recchiuti Chocolates 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 seeking Michelin star restaurants from Angler to Boulevard. 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 Angler, Waterbar, and Epic Steak House all have amazing Bay Bridge views with the nightly light show it has to offer. Bonus Tip: If it gets cold be sure you have your Patagonia jacket so you fit in.
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 if you have enough in your wallet. 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.
Mixed in with high-rise living are converted warehouses made from brick and timber into loft conversions. Mid to low-rise developments also have a large draw depending on proximity to transportation such as Caltrans Station, Salesforce Terminal, Muni, and Bart stations. You'll find a large group of buildings such as One Steuart, 181 Fremont, The Avery, One Rincon Hill, The Harrison, Infinity, Lumina, The Brannan, The Towers, The Metropolitan, Watermark, and Blu all have amenity filled luxuries that you won't find in other buildings; be prepared to pay more monthly in HOA dues.