About Mission District
The Mission District is a neighborhood in east-central San Francisco, encompassing a total area of approximately 1.5 square miles. More commonly known as “The Mission,” the neighborhood boasts a vibrant environment filled with exclusive cocktail lounges, chef-driven eateries, sizzling live music venues, old-school taquerias, scenic outdoor havens like Dolores Park, and a whole lot more.
Mission District is named for Mission Dolores, San Francisco’s oldest structure. Located at Dolores Street and 16th Street, the adobe chapel was constructed in 1776 and is the sixth in a series of 21 religious missions established along the coast of California.
The neighborhood consists of four sub-districts: the northwest quadrant, northeast quadrant, the Valencia corridor, and the 24th Street corridor (also known as Calle 24). Residents of Mission District enjoy some of the best San Francisco Weather, along with easy access to plenty of transit options.
The neighborhood’s biggest draw however is its vibrant dining scene – there’s a wide array of famous restaurants to enjoy here, including longtime favorites such as Flour + Water, Tartine Bakery & Café, La Taqueria, Foreign Cinema, and so much more.
Apartments and real estate options in the Mission District
There’s a wide variety of stylish and well-maintained apartments available in the Mission District. Apartments in the neighborhood typically range from studio units to larger 4-bedroom/2-bathroom properties, and everything in between.
Most apartments in Mission District offer easy access to transportation, shopping and dining, and other great amenities. You can find units equipped with a variety of fantastic features, including renovated kitchens with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, living rooms with gas fireplace, elegant bathrooms with custom tile work, access to roof decks and garden areas with gorgeous city views, and many more.
Some examples of excelllent Mission District, San Francisco apartments are:
- 1825 Mission
- 240 Cumberland
- Betel Apartments
- Del Carlo Court
- Duboce Apartments
- Juan Pifarre Plaza
- Market Street Apartments
- Mission Plaza Apartments
- Vida SF
Mission District neighborhood guide
- Residents of Mission District get convenient access to several transportation options, including BART stations on Mission Street (16th Street and 24th Street), Muni bus lines, two Caltrain stations, Silicon Valley employee shuttle stops, and close proximity to Interstate 280 and Highway 101.
- If you’re looking for a cultural fix, some great places to check out include the Roxie Theater, the Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitor Center, The Lab, Galeria de la Raza, and 826 Valencia.
- As mentioned earlier, Mission District boasts a top-notch culinary scene, which makes it a haven for foodies. Because of its rich Hispanic history, the neighborhood excels at authentic tacos and burritos – be sure to stop by famous restaurants like La Taqueria, Tacolicious, Taqueria Vallarta, and Pancho Villa Taqueria.
- If you’re looking forward to spending some time outdoors, head to Dolores Park to enjoy a picnic, go for an afternoon jog, or simply take in the breathtaking views of the city skyline.
If you’re searching for your dream home or would like to list your Mission District apartment with us, get in touch with Ray Amouzandeh at TARGA Residential Brokerage at (415) 494-7009, or send an email to sfhomez(at)gmail(dotted)com
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