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Upper Market

Follow Market Street to its opposite end from the Ferry Building and you’ll find yourself in what’s called Upper Market. Nestled below the Castro between Noe Valley and Twin Peaks, this relatively small slice of San Francisco offers a unique balance of urban density and the city’s innate scenic beauty, replete with views of hills and Sutro Tower. Recent years have brought much new construction to the area, offering new housing variety. What Upper Market doesn’t have is easily found nearby — it’s adjacent to some of the most sought-after shopping and dining neighborhoods in the city. You’ll find plenty of shopping along Castro Street, and stops for both BART and the MUNI Metro J Church line down 24th Street, just a short distance away in the Mission District.

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Living in San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the most naturally beautiful metropolitan areas in the world. It’s full of hills, thrills, and, for a surprising number of summer days, chills. It’s had a culture — and counterculture — of creativity from the day it was founded, and that has made it a world capital. For decades, almost any tectonic shift in global thinking — from farm-to-table cuisine to disruptive tech — has had its start here. Beauty and vitality and watery borders have made the city a precious place in terms of availability and cost, but that doesn’t stop people from chasing their own cable car dreams. San Francisco is very much a neighborhood-delineated city, and different areas not only have their own distinct cultures and architectures, but also unique geologies and even weather patterns. There are, of course, literal tectonic shifts here, and San Franciscans tend to take the shakes with only slightly worried amusement.