The Mission District is named for the 1776 established Mission Dolores, or San Francisco de Asis, which is still around today bringing an unmatched depth of culture to the neighborhood. Those that founded the church and called this place home were not alone in being impressed with the beauty of the land. Today the area boasts multi-million dollar homes and condos as well as numerous restaurants, nightlife hot spots, tattoo parlours, and beautifully muraled city streets.
When considering the Mission District as your new place to call home, consider giving your car a break, or better yet, get rid of it entirely. The area has excellent public transportation, easy streets for bikers to navigate and is considered by most everyone to be a walker’s paradise. The pleasant year-round weather makes for favorable conditions for any way you prefer to get around.
This unique neighborhood has plenty to do and see. Several restaurants have Latino roots. Try them all; you’ll love being able to pick your favorite. There is a good deal of variety, however, in both food and events. From street fests to comedy clubs, a Day of the Dead celebration and even a Pirate Supply Store, almost nothing is left out of the question in San Francisco’s Mission District.
The Mission District’s northern boundary is both Market Street and the elevated highway of Central Freeway 101 that runs above 13th street, to the east the boundary is Central Freeway 101; the southern boundary is Cesar Chavez, and the western boundary is a combination of both Dolores and Sanchez Streets.
Not only the muraled streets are colorful in San Francisco’s Mission District, but the food is also! From sushi to your sweet tooth, the authentic cuisine will be sure to include a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors satisfying whatever your craving may be.
Check out this district’s local resources and business directory.
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