South of Market (SOMA)

The black-sheep neighborhood of San Francisco tried its hardest to avoid being the cool-kid neighborhood. Gay leather bars mix with wholesale flower warehouses and multi-million dollar conversion lofts. 6th and Mission is hardcore-homeless while blocks away multi-million dollar penthouses soar above neighborhood challenges.

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    Nearby Museum of Modern Art

    Facing North to Market St. on 10th Street

    Rooftop Garden


    SOMA Neighborhood Vibe
    Once gritty and industrial. Like its neighbors to the east, though, SOMA has transformed itself into a dynamic and bustling residential neighborhood. The eclectic and bohemian brother to South Beach and Yerba Buena, where you’re just as likely to find a tech startup adjacent to a neighborhood non-profit as you are a historic warehouse building adjacent to a modern luxury building in this black-sheep of a neighborhood.

    Popular SOMA Home Styles
    Warehouses converted to lofts. Live/work lofts from circa 2k. Modern condo buildings in low-rise buildings. SOMA Grand towers over the neighborhood at around 21 stories. Quirky alleys with wood-frame unit buildings and a few forgotten single-family homes.

    Getting Around in SOMA
    Served by transit-rich Market Street along the northern neighborhood boundary and bisected by the elevated portion of I-80, streets were designed for semi-trucks. You can walk it, you can bike it, but lately, we don’t suggest driving it because vehicular traffic is painfully slow.


    South of Market Area Homes for Sale

    $595,000 | 0, 1, 0
    MLS# 423911848
    1026 Folsom Street #A is a distinctive Live/Work space located in a prime SoMa location near some of the city's finest Art Galleries. Currently the location of Siy Gallery, this impressive unit is situated in a boutique loft building built...
    $1,995,000 | 6, 2, 0
    MLS# 423909710
    748 Clementina is a four unit apartment building located in San Francisco's South of Market District. There Is 1 three bedroom apartment, 3 one bedroom apartments and a 2 car garage. South of Market, is a vast, warehouse-filled district. It...
    $589,000 | 1, 1, 0
    MLS# 423910694
    This bright 5th Floor gem includes oversized windows to enhance natural light, Oak wood flooring in the main living area, and plush carpet in the bedroom. Bosch stainless steel kitchend appliances, gas cooktop and custom-designed Quartz cooktops, white lacquer cabinets,...

    Recent SOMA Home Sales

    $800,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 423760657
    Very spacious home with ample living and closet space overlooking the tranquil courtyard called The Lane. A large living room, ample windows, space, in a quite setting makes this premium home desirable for entertainer and work from home buyer. 1288...
    $759,000 | 1, 2, 1
    MLS# 423755645
    322 6th St. #13 is a recently remodeled expansive top floor, 1 BD, 2 BA bi-level loft with a double-height ceiling, dedicated workspace, sunny 4th-floor elevation balcony, and a spacious enclosed bedroom, en-suite bathroom, and a large walk-in closet -...
    $799,000 | 1, 1, 0
    MLS# 423756253
    Concrete, wood, glass, granite and steel define this space but the vision and output are all yours. What will you create? This canvas is a unique corner loft space with 11 oversized factory style windows and no shared walls. Designated...

    SOMA Conversion Lofts, Lofts, and Condo Buildings


    More About South of Market

    The South of Market area (SOMA) was once a gritty and industrial neighborhood. Like its neighbors to the east, though, SOMA has been transformed over the past 30 years into a dynamic and bustling neighborhood. A bit more eclectic and bohemian than either South Beach or Yerba Buena, it’s a neighborhood where you’re just as likely to find a tech startup adjacent to a neighborhood non-profit as you are a historic warehouse building adjacent to a modern luxury building.


    SOMA is home to a fascinating collection of historic buildings. Recent years have seen the arrival of community neighborhood infrastructure that people expect in a residential neighborhood, including grocery stores and updated parks. The area is also subject to a new city plan that envisions lots of new jobs but not as many new homes in the neighborhood.


    There are very few free-standing single-family homes, with most homes in SOMA being condos and live/work or conversion lofts. Options for public transit and freeway access are both pretty good. Several of the neighborhood streets serve as feeder streets to both 101 and 80 on-ramps and can be fairly frustrating to navigate during rush hour because of the heavy traffic volumes.

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