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

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    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.

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    South of Market Area Homes for Sale

    Condominium
    $1,348,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 422657955
    May special - reduced by $40k. Brand new 2 bed PLUS den view Penthouse! One of the last remaining homes at Maison a SOMA! This home puts you atop of your surroundings with truly extraordinary Downtown views. The brilliance of...
    Condominium
    $799,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 422657120
    Incredible value for this centrally located tri-level, 2bd/2ba loft with parking and storage. Residence #7 features large windows with ample afternoon light. As one enters, they are immediately struck by the double height ceiling and open living concept. The bedrooms...
    Condominium
    $675,000 | 2, 1, 0
    MLS# 422655594
    1907 condo building on tree lined alley street with lovely period details. Two bedrooms up front, light bamboo flooring, bathroom with clawfoot tub, living/dining room and kitchen with bench seat, plenty of storage and and light to the rear. Green...
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    SOMA Conversion Lofts, Lofts, and Condo Buildings

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    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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