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The Financial District of San Francisco is bordered by the Telegraph Hill district to the north, the Nob Hill and Downtown districts to the west, and the SOMA (South of Market) district to the south. The historic and always popular CHINATOWN neighborhood is also located in the Financial District. The Financial District is the oldest neighborhood in San Francisco, with a history dating back to the 1840’s. The Gold Rush of 1849 caused San Francisco to boom, as miner’s returned with their gold and needed a place to put it — hence, the birth of banking in San Francisco! They also needed a place to have fun — hence, bars, restaurants, and clubs were born, too. The Financial District was leveled and/or burned to the ground during the great earthquake of 1906 — what exists today is all 100 years old or younger, as a result. The Financial District is where all the tallest buildings in the city are located. Yet, still mindful of what happened in 1906, San Francisco has not built skyscrapers of the extreme heights that are found in other major cities like New York and Chicago, which are not situated upon a major earthquake fault line! What San Francisco DOES have that many other cities do not is an amazingly hilly natural terrain — which makes for great views and a gorgeous cityscape — not to mention the fact that it is surrounded on three sides by water and as such is blessed with one of the most naturally beautiful locations in the world. Still, much of what is now the densest part of the city, the Financial District, was once part of the bay. The shoreline was roughly Montgomery Street — the east-west streets ended in wharves. These were later filled in and around, and became streets. The current Financial district is absolutely packed with history and points of interest. Grant Avenue, in Chinatown, was the first street in San Francisco, originally laid out in 1835, and was originally called Calle de Fundacion, then Dupont Street, and finally Grant after the US President. Portsmouth Square, on Grant Avenue between Washington and Clay, was San Francisco’s first plaza and original neighborhood. The area bordered by Broadway, Embarcadero, Grant, and Washington was once referred to as the Barbary Coast, a notorious red light district specializing in bars, gambling houses, bordellos, and opium dens. Street gangs would roam the area, ambushing and kidnapping men (or drugging them and/or getting them drunk) and forcing them into involuntary servitude aboard ships — or simply robbing and/or killing them. The corner of Jackson and Kearny street was known as “Murderer’s Corner”. The slang terms “shanghai”, “hoodlum”, and “mickey” all originated right here in this old San Francisco neighborhood, and all referred to the surprise kidnapping and enslaving of sailors by street gangs. Pacific Avenue between Columbus and Sansome streets was known as the “Terrific Pacific” — terrific, as in terrible. Jackson Square, bordered by Columbus, Pacific, Washington, and Sansome streets, contains the only group of downtown buildings to escape the 1906 quake and fires. Most of the structures date to the 1850’s. Baron & Chestney are the full service discount real estate brokers that will sell your Financial District San Francisco home for a TOTAL realtor commission of only 2% to 4%. Buying a home? Call Baron & Chestney Real Estate first! Our home buyer cash rebate program will get you a real estate rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. For all of your Financial District San Francisco real estate needs, call Baron & Chestney Real Estate, today.
The Financial District neighborhood of San Francisco is roughly bordered by Broadway to the north, Stockton to the west, Market Street to the south, and the San Francisco Bay to the east. The official designation for the Financial District of San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Association of Realtors system, is neighborhood 8b, for District 8 (Northeast), subdistrict B. The small area comprised of Sutter to the north, Stockton to the west, Kearny to the east, and Market Street to the south is not considered part of the financial district, though — it is part of the neighboring Downtown area. Baron & Chestney are the full service discount realtors that will sell your San Francisco Financial District home for a TOTAL real estate commission of only 2% to 4%. Buying a home? Call Baron & Chestney Real Estate first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. Whether buying a home, selling a home, or BOTH, a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor will save you THOUSANDS of dollars on your next realty transaction!
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