The Marina Neighborhood in San Francisco: A Quick 59 Second Tour

Posted On: November 5, 2010
By: ffdadmin

The Marina neighborhood in San Francisco is a neighborhood with a reputation in real estate. What kind of reputation? Watch and learn:

The Marina neighborhood is filled with stunning views of iconic San Francisco locales like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of fine arts. Located at the tip of the San Francisco peninsula it is bounded roughly on the north by Lombard street, bounded by Lyon to the west and Van Ness to the east.  Much of the Marina is built on landfill debris from the 1906  earthquake and fire and as a result, the Marina is one of the flattest neighborhoods in town – a treat for runners and walkers both as they stroll through Ft. Mason,  Marina Green, or Chrissy Field (however, on the downside, it also means that most of The Marina is on ground that will liquefy during an earthquake, a term known as liquefaction).

Chestnut street is home to the neighborhood shopping district, with both chain stores and many local boutiques. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, be sure to try a cupcake at Kara’s on Scott street (a personal favorite of mine). And Kara, if you appreciate the plug, feel free to send me some cupcakes. I’m not picky about the flavor! The Marina is also a happening nightlife destination for young professionals, and some great restaurants (other thank cupcakes) can also be found in the neighborhood.

Real estate in the Marina neighborhood features many single family homes, as well as condominiums in smaller buildings and some medium sized apartment buildings. There are some smaller unit buildings as well. “Marina Style” barrel front homes and art deco style buildings are a hallmark of the area. Want to know more about homes for sale in The Marina? Give us a call, tweet, or email today and we would be happy to help you explore this stunning San Francisco neighborhood.