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.


Museum of Modern Art

Market St. Facing 10th St.

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.


Neighborhood Homes for Sale

$698,000 | 1, 1
MLS# 421543581
Modern 15-unit building, fully upgraded loft with 200sqft private patio and common roof deck access. Newly refreshed kitchen with stainless appliances, upgraded bathrooms, and new flooring throughout. Truly a massive open living space with soaring walls is perfectly situated on...
$3,300 | 2, 2
MLS# 421545373
Gorgeous corner unit with dramatic city views at SOMA Grand! Sophisticated, spacious, northwest corner home comprising of 1131 sq ft living space w/ 2BR /2BA. Fantastic natural light illuminates an open floor plan with separate bedrooms both with ample space....
$399,000 | 0, 1
MLS# 421545271
Top floor corner studio in the heart of SOMA. This highly efficient space features upgraded floors and kitchen space, large picture windows that offer an abundance of natural light, a huge wardrobe closet, and a built-in Murphy bed. This condo...
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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.