The Districts Poem
We’ve written a poem to help you navigate the district map system in San Francisco.
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!
Let’s start at District 1, Lake Street and Sea Cliff – as Bel Air as SF comes.
Bask in the bewitching beauty of Baker Beach, see for yourself, it’s not just a figure of speech,
For some of the best dim sum to come out of any kitchen, look no further than Inner Richmond.
Across the park to District 2, the Sunset is a destination you drive to, not through.
It’s an outdoor paradise, walks along ocean beach, in the sunset, life’s a peach,
It may have a reputation with the fog, but I’ll take mist any day over smog,
Home to the original toast sensation, Trouble coffee on Judah could be your regular fueling station,
It’s hard to really find a downside, from Inner Sunset to Outer Parkside.
Talk to any of the neighbors, and if you don’t believe us, just ask the appraisers!
District 3 could be the brain of the city, with some of the best schools and colleges all in the vicinity ,
If you’re a golfer you don’t need to go far, there’s 3 championship courses to perfect your par,
If running, rowing and biking is what you need, 600 acres of Lake Merced will bring you up to speed,
Listen to the SF symphony amongst eucalyptus trees, the Stern Grove festival could be in your neck of the woods, so to speak.
Want to try pancakes from Japan that jiggle? These are made soufflé, not your usual griddle,
Looking for a home you can adore? Look no further than District 4,
Where else would you find Robin Hood but in Sherwood Forest, it’s the highest street in the city – honest,
With nearly 200 species of birds that come flocking,Mt.Davidson’s your spot for birdwatching,
West Portal is a hidden gem, an urban village with nostalgia at its helm.
St. Francis Wood is the neighborhood you’ll covet, the tree lined streets will make you forget the word budget,
District 5 is at the heart of the city, and to overlook it would be a pity.
Home to the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, you may want to move in here for good,
If you need some sunshine and warmth like me, you can’t beat the microclimate of Noe,
Nothing says summer like Dolores Park, with ice cream from Bi-Rite that hits the mark.
Next-door Castro is filled with diversity, it celebrates everyone living in the community,
Famous for it’s movie palace and sing along’s, great if you like to break out in song,
Glen Park’s the one if you have to commute, 280’s the best for most of the routes,
Further up to District 6, the Painted ladies are worth the trip,
What better place for your home search to start, Alamo Square you have my heart,
Divisadero corridor, for food you will agree, is home to the best- like Brenda’s Meat & Three,
Hayes Valley known for its trendy scene, wine bars and cafes almost bursting at its seams,
SF Jazz Center is just up the street, in an area this fun, you won’t miss a beat.
If you need the city’s transport assistance, BART/ Muni are both within walking distance.
Would you like the Golden Gate Bridge in your backyard? Or like to stroll down Marina Boulevard?
If that sounds like a slice of heaven, then I suggest you look at District 7,
For a place of stillness and contemplation, The Palace of Fine Arts is your location.
Fillmore, Chestnut and Union are the spots to be, most areas have one main street-here you get 3,
370 meters above sea level means you will break a sweat, it’s called Pacific Heightsincase you forget,
And even if you’re not buying on billionaires row, theres always room here to change the status quo.
Heading northeast to District 8, where iconic landmarks sit next to real estate.
If you want to live near history it’s your call, take your pick, Coit tower, Ghirardelli Square even City Hall,
If you like your pasta cooked al dente, and feel that life should be full of ‘dolce far niente’
North Beach, is a neighborhood that is quite literally, quintessential San Francisco, via Italy.
Is apartment living for you? Nob Hill is great for a room with a view,
Looking for a Pied a Terre? A doorman building could be the answer to your prayer,
This district is special without being too fancy, and it’s the only place in the city with an original Banksy.
District 9 if you want condo living, views of the Bay Bridge, (and lap pool included), depending on the building,
Lumina & Harrison in South Beach are in a great spot, the Avery and Mira are the new kids on the block.
Salesforce Tower’s- the tallest building west of the Mississippi – the new skyline of the city is anything but hippie.
SOMA and Portrero Hillhave some of the best loft spaces, if your job’s remote then a live-work home can be very persuasive.
Mission Bay makes the journey down south easy, Cal-Train station nearby makes your commute breezy,
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.
If you like your art and you like your food, the Mission’s vibrance will have you glued,
One of the hottest neighborhoods in the city is known to be Bernal, I’m not talking temperatures or trying to be controversial,
Lastly we have District 10, Crocker Amazon could be the answer, Amen,
Like the pace of the suburbs, but want to live near the action? Mission or Silver Terrace delivers, with a side of satisfaction.
You’ll love Flora Grubb even if you don’t have green fingers, great for backyard inspiration or even just to linger,
Portola has lots more than curb appeal, Alemany Farmer’s market could seal the deal,
Most homes here will have a backyard and garage, outdoor space is a possibility, not a mirage.
We’ve taken you on a tour of our city, and hope you’ve found this resourceful and witty,
But on a more serious note, ‘Home is where the Heart is’ is not just a quote,
If you’d like to find out some more information, we’re at your service, we’re Elevation.
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