South of Market (SOMA)

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The SOMA (South of Market) District of San Francisco is bordered by Van Ness /Civic Center, the Tenderloin, and Downtown to the north, South Beach to the east, the Inner Mission to the west, and Mission Bay and Potrero Hill to the south. The SOMA district was almost entirely destroyed by the earthquake and subsequent fires of 1906. One very notable exception was the old U.S. Mint building, which still stands today. Built in 1874, the Mint stored one third of the nation’s gold reserves until it was transferred to Fort Knox in 1937. The Mint Building was fortified with three foot thick granite walls and steel shutters, which enabled it to survive the quake and the fires afterwards. After the quake and fire, the Mint honored certificates from San Francisco’s destroyed banks, which allowed the people access to cash. Prior to the earthquake, the SOMA district was a working class neighborhood, with gambling and prostitution among the entertainment offerings of the region — many back streets and alleys were even named after madams of local renown — especially along Mission and Howard streets. Night life is still abundant in the SOMA district — however, think bars, restaurants, and clubs these days, as opposed to the gambling houses, saloons, and brothels of the pre-quake period. What the SOuth of MArket district of San Francisco also offers is a tremendous variety of housing and an amazing array of new construction, which also means plenty of jobs. The entire SOMA neighborhood is undergoing rapid and intense construction of everything from residential condos to office buildings to research laboratories to commercial buildings (even a new Safeway recently went in). The South of Market district of San Francisco is indeed a place where one can live, work, and play all within walking distance — no car required. Which is a very good thing — because like in many of the city’s densely populated neighborhoods, parking is hard to find, and/or very expensive. The primary housing style and type in the SOMA district is one of apartments, condos, flats, TIC’s, and live/work lofts, as opposed to single family detached houses. There simply isn’t the space for single family detached homes. Those seeking a single family detached house may wish to look at the nearby Potrero Hill, Inner Mission, Hayes Valley, or Western Addition neighborhoods. On the positive side, the SOMA offers something that is very hard to find in most neighborhoods of the city — BRAND NEW housing, with all the modern amenities — some of the housing units are new but built from converted warehouse buildings, but a huge percentage of them are also in brand new buildings — a seemingly endless number of which are being erected on a daily basis! Baron & Chestney Real Estate features full service discount commission realtors who will sell your South of Market (SOMA) district home for a total real estate commission of 2% to 4% only! Buying a home in the SOMA district? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount broker first! Our home buyer 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 San Francisco SOMA real estate needs, call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount real estate broker, today!

The SOMA (South of Market) neighborhood of San Francisco is a large area roughly bordered by Market Street to the north, Hwy. 101 to the southwest, Townsend to the southeast, and Main street to the east. San Francisco’s SOMA district is a vibrant area, for housing, offices, hotels, and much more. Moscone Center is here, as are many clubs and restaurants. Trendy and hip, young professionals tend to favor this district. Many employers like it, too — so there are jobs here. Most importantly, the SOMA district is undergoing constant, rapid, and dramatic construction of new housing, new commercial and office buildings, and retail development as well — this neighborhood is growing like crazy! The San Francisco Association of Realtors officially designates the SOMA District as neighborhood 9f. The SOuth of MArket (SOMA) district is part of District 9 (Central East), Subdistrict F. Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount commission real estate brokers that will sell your South of Market (SOMA) home for a total realtor commission of 2% to 4% only! Buying a home in SOMA San Francisco? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a real estate rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. Whether selling a home, buying a home, or BOTH, a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount broker will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in realtor commissions on your next realty transaction! Call US first!

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