The Districts Poem

The Districts Poem
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We’ve written a poem to help you navigate the district map system in San Francisco.

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There are 10 districts in the city, consisting of 89 neighborhoods in total. Each district has unique characteristics, attractions , and believe it or not, different climates!

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Let’s start at District 1, Lake Street and Sea Cliff – as Bel Air as SF comes. 

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Bask in the bewitching beauty of Baker Beach, see for yourself, it’s not just a figure of speech,

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For some of the best dim sum to come out of any kitchen, look no further than Inner Richmond.

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Across the park to District 2, the Sunset is a destination you drive to, not through.

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It’s an outdoor paradise, walks along ocean beach, in the sunset, life’s a peach, 

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It may have a reputation with the fog, but I’ll take mist any day over smog,

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Home to the original toast sensation, Trouble coffee on Judah could be your regular fueling station,

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It’s hard to really find a downside, from Inner Sunset to Outer Parkside

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Talk to any of the neighbors, and if you don’t believe us, just ask the appraisers!

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District 3 could be the brain of the city, with some of the best schools and colleges all in the vicinity ,

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If you’re a golfer you don’t need to go far, there’s 3 championship courses to perfect your par,

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If running, rowing and biking is what you need, 600 acres of Lake Merced will bring you up to speed,  

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Listen to the SF symphony amongst eucalyptus trees, the Stern Grove festival could be in your neck of the woods, so to speak.  

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Stonestown Galleria is a great shopping location, incidentally also a culinary destination, 

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Want to try pancakes from Japan that jiggle? These are made soufflé, not your usual griddle, 

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Looking for a home you can adore? Look no further than District 4

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Where else would you find Robin Hood but in Sherwood Forest, it’s the highest street in the city – honest,

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With nearly 200 species of birds that come flocking,Mt.Davidson’s your spot for birdwatching,

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West Portal is a hidden gem, an urban village with nostalgia at its helm. 

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St. Francis Wood is the neighborhood you’ll covet, the tree lined streets will make you forget the word budget,

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District 5 is at the heart of the city, and to overlook it would be a pity. 

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Home to the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, you may want to move in here for good

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If you need some sunshine and warmth like me, you can’t beat the microclimate of Noe,

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Nothing says summer like Dolores Park, with ice cream from Bi-Rite that hits the mark. 

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Next-door Castro is filled with diversity, it celebrates everyone living in the community,

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Famous for it’s movie palace and sing along’s, great if you like to break out in song,   

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Glen Park’s the one if you have to commute, 280’s the best for most of the routes, 

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Further up to District 6, the Painted ladies are worth the trip,

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What better place for your home search to start, Alamo Square you have my heart,

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Divisadero corridor, for food you will agree, is home to the best- like Brenda’s Meat & Three

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There are so may places to choose from, Nopa, Ragazza, Souvla, just follow the crumbs.

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Hayes Valley known for its trendy scene, wine bars and cafes almost bursting at its seams, 

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SF Jazz Center is just up the street, in an area this fun, you won’t miss a beat. 

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If you need the city’s transport assistance, BART/ Muni are both within walking distance.

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Would you like the Golden Gate Bridge in your backyard? Or like to stroll down Marina Boulevard? 

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If that sounds like a slice of heaven, then I suggest you look at District 7,

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For a place of stillness and contemplation, The Palace of Fine Arts is your location. 

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Fillmore, Chestnut and Union are the spots to be, most areas have one main street-here you get 3, 

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370 meters above sea level means you will break a sweat, it’s called Pacific Heightsincase you forget,

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And even if you’re not buying on billionaires row, theres always room here to change the status quo. 

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Heading northeast to District 8, where iconic landmarks sit next to real estate. 

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If you want to live near history it’s your call, take your pick, Coit tower, Ghirardelli Square even City Hall, 

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If you like your pasta cooked al dente, and feel that life should be full of ‘dolce far niente

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North Beach, is a neighborhood that is quite literally, quintessential San Francisco, via Italy.

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Is apartment living for you? Nob Hill is great for a room with a view, 

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Looking for a Pied a Terre? A doorman building could be the answer to your prayer,

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This district is special without being too fancy, and it’s the only place in the city with an original Banksy.

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District 9 if you want condo living, views of the Bay Bridge, (and lap pool included), depending on the building, 

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Lumina & Harrison in South Beach are in a great spot, the Avery and Mira are the new kids on the block.

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Salesforce Tower’s- the tallest building west of the Mississippi – the new skyline of the city is anything but hippie. 

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SOMA and Portrero Hillhave some of the best loft spaces, if your job’s remote then a live-work home can be very persuasive. 

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Mission Bay makes the journey down south easy, Cal-Train station nearby makes your commute breezy, 

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Home to the new Warriors arena a.k.a Chase Center, if you’re looking for an investment condo –this would make a great venture. 

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If you like your art and you like your food, the Mission’s vibrance will have you glued, 

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One of the hottest neighborhoods in the city is known to be Bernal, I’m not talking temperatures or trying to be controversial,

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Lastly we have District 10Crocker Amazon could be the answer, Amen,

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Like the pace of the suburbs, but want to live near the action? Mission or Silver Terrace delivers, with a side of satisfaction. 

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You’ll love Flora Grubb even if you don’t have green fingers, great for backyard inspiration or even just to linger, 

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Portola has lots more than curb appeal, Alemany Farmer’s market could seal the deal,

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Most homes here will have a backyard and garage, outdoor space is a possibility, not a mirage. 

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We’ve taken you on a tour of our city, and hope you’ve found this resourceful and witty, 

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But on a more serious note, ‘Home is where the Heart is’ is not just a quote, 

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If you’d like to find out some more information, we’re at your service, we’re Elevation. 

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If you would like some more information on buying real estate in the city, or understanding the neighborhoods send us an email or give us a call! [email protected] / 415.619.0974

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