SoMa: San Francisco’s Most Influential Neighborhood
From Market Street to Townsend Street.
SoMa Condos, Loft Living and Modern Museums in San Francisco’s Tech Hub
SoMa is short for South of Market Street, a neighborhood in San Francisco that was once mostly an industrial district of printing presses, welders, motorcycle-repair shops, and late-night dance clubs. Condos in SoMa range from luxury highrise residences to converted warehouse spaces. The abundance of affordable warehouse space became some of the first incubators for the dot-com revolution. The high ceilings and sprawling floor plans of these SoMA warehouses inspired the modern San Francisco live-work loft condo. Studio artists and dot-com companies flocked to these unique spaces for its natural light and the freedom to be creative.
The Eclectic Architecture of SoMa Condos
In the last 15 years, innovative tech entrepreneurs and studio artists have transformed SoMa District into a emerging destination for live and work space in San Francisco’s city center. New condo developments are designed to look like the the first loft buildings. Luxury condos fill old printing factories. There are even Victorian cottages tucked into the quiet alleys between the broad streets. Nondescript warehouses have been converted into tech-company offices. The area of SOMA known as Mid-Market has seen a building boom as of late, thanks to local tech heavyweights like Twitter, which has headquarters in the neighborhood.
Soma Has Everything
With fine dining, museums, artisan coffee shops, luxury hotels, and various forms of entertainment, SoMa embodies true San Francisco living. You would be hard pressed to find a more diverse neighborhood to walk through in San Francisco. Watch a movie at Metreon. Stroll through Yerba Buena Gardens. There’s several museums in the area including the world-class SF MoMa (Museum of Modern Art). Listen to live music at Slim’s, then walk to several bars and clubs nearby. Many of San Francisco’s major grocery chains are also conveniently located in SoMa.
Neighborhoods adjacent to SoMa are popular South Beach, Mission Bay, Downtown and Yerba Buena, all of which are walking distance and provide more excellent options for entertainment, dining and city living.