Yerba Buena

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The Yerba Buena Neighborhood

Yerba Buena is now a thriving center for the performing arts, museums, restaurants, hotels, entertainment, and an ultra-luxury condo lifestyle.

The City of San Francisco set out to redevelop this once blighted 87 acre neighborhood in 1966 with a vision that when transformed the surrounding SOMA (South of Market) neighborhoods would benefit with economic growth. Officially completed in 2006, the neighborhood now hosts an abundance of open space, cultural centers, convention facilities, commercial buildings, and residential lifestyle living making this community an urban model.

Home to Yerba Buena Gardens which is recognized as one of the top 30 urban parks nationwide, SF Museum of Modern Art, MoAD, Moscone Center, Metreon, Salesforce Transbay Transit Terminal, and an abundance of restaurants, entertainment, ultra-luxury condo/hotel living, and high-rise buildings.

Expect to an myriad of people using the park and gardens daily. Turn the corner to the Moscone Center and you'll find varying business industries hosting conventions from Oracle OpenWorld and Salesforce Dreamforce which close streets adjacent to the center due to popularity.

Real estate in the neighborhood is home to some of the highest and most exclusive addresses including multiple Four Seasons, St. Regis, 181 Fremont Street, and the Blu Residences.

The Vibe
Feels like Manhattan with cultural density, vertical buildings, and people out & about.
The People
Working professionals dominate the work days with a balance of locals relaxing and enjoying all there is to offer.
Fun Fact
Salesforce Transit Center will one day have a high-speed train that will run from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Best Attribute
The parks and cultural centers. On a sunny day hang out in Yerba Buena Garden area with all the other locals.
Real Estate
Ultra luxury condo and hotel living with views above the clouds. Four Season, St. Regis, and 181 Fremont if you have the bucks to spend!

The Neighborhood Vibe

Always in motion day or night, you'll see an abundance of people regardless of where you are. During the weekdays the hustle and bustle of working professionals will be walking the streets grabbing a morning coffee or eating in local restaurants. Mixed in with the working crowd a year long draw of tourists and locals visiting the plethora of cultural attractions from the Museum of Modern Arts, MoAD, Center for Arts, SF Ballet, Salesforce Transit Park, and convention goers at Moscone Center. There's always something to do and so many options to choose.

Warm weather draws in locals and visitors to the Yerba Buena Gardens for picnics, gathering and hangouts in the park for the perfect chill day. A taste of culture and delicious restaurants is in abundance year round. The performing arts hosted at the Yerba Center for the Arts has stunning ballet performances and gala events year round. Indulge in Michelin star restaurants including Benu and Mourad. Leisure weekends include watching a move at Metreon and a Sunday brunch at The Grove. Also an easy walk after to SF MOMA to soak in some modern art.

The People

Skewed more on the side of working professionals living in the neighborhood, albeit there is an abundance of pied-à-terre residents who partake in lifestyle living and all the amenities the neighborhood has to offer. Movers and shakers in the neighborhood tend to live a lifestyle that caters to efficiency and accommodation to high-end living. With the work hard and play hard attitude of many in this area the ultra-luxury services are highly used and expected as essentials. Ease of living from having packages delivered with 24 concierge, dog walking services, in-home masseuses, personal shoppers for clothing and groceries, maid services, and zero maintenance residents are a must.

The more relaxed residents and lifestyle for pied-à-terre and shorter term residents include a focus on the arts. Taking a relaxing walk in Yerba Buena Gardens to attending an energetic and thrilling summer concert make this community one of the most unique. You'll find a car isn't required to get around and walking will typically be the fastest and easiest way to get anywhere fast. Walk to a performance or event in Yerba Buena Center, or walk to the SF MOMA and peruse some of the most regarded modern artists.

Overall the crowd here moves fairly quick during the weekdays, however on the weekends there's more tourists and higher crowd density at Yerba Buena. Also, if there's a conference such as Oracle OpenWorld or Dreamforce you'll see most restaurants, bars, and nightlife establishments full of epicureans and mixologists enjoying each other's company. TIP: On a warm night head over to the Virgin Hotel rooftop bar and enjoy a refreshing libation with a view.

Real Estate

Home to the highest priced sky-high condo developments and hotel-condo buildings. If you can buy a view DO IT! Not only being in the right location is key but views in this neighborhood are one of the biggest factors of what your home is worth. You won't find any single family homes here. You will find multiple hotel condo style residences with two Four Seasons developments and The St. Regis. Four Seasons condo residences are directly across the street from Yerba Buena Gardens or Four Seasons hotel condo residences directly behind this development on Market Street and footsteps away from Union Square. St. Regis is another hotel condo development adjacent to SF MOMA and across the street from Yerba Buena.

Other note worthy buildings include 181 Fremont which is one of the handful of ultra-luxury condo developments and the infamous Millennium Tower which was once voted top 10 residential developments in the world by Worth Magazine in 2012. Real estate in this neighborhood ranges from 1 bedroom condos to duplex and full floor penthouses above the clouds. Each development has it's own unique set of luxury amenities from 24 security, concierge, dog walking and porter services, private chef kitchens, gyms, pools, valet parking, and of course wine vaults and event rooms to host the most discerning guests.


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