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Profile of the South of Market District San Francisco

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Profile of the South of Market District San Francisco

The South of Market area of San Francisco has been a site of urban renewal since the 1980s when its underground music scene began receiving significant interest and artists and musicians were calling the neighborhood home. SoMa is located to the southeast of Market Street between U.S. Route 101, 16th Street and the San Francisco Bay.

Transportation Options to South of Market

SoMa is very accessible from anywhere in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Market Street is a major thoroughfare where many bus routes pass by at street level, and the Muni Metro has tracks underneath the road for its light rail vehicles.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) can take you to Market Street from all over the Bay Area. A Caltrain station is located a block from the home of the San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park, in the southeast section of the district. Caltrain brings visitors in from San Jose and other areas south of the city.

The Transbay Terminal is home to the San Francisco stop for Greyhound Bus Lines, allowing you direct access to SoMa from cities throughout the United States. AC Transit also uses the Transbay Terminal for its bus routes that travel to San Francisco from Oakland and the East Bay.

South of Market Attractions

The Moscone Center is a convention and exhibition center that was built in 1981 and has hosted a number of events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention. At that event, Walter Mondale earned the nomination for president, while Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to be nominated by either major party for vice president when she earned that nod.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened in 1935 and has been in the SoMa district on 3rd Street between Mission and Howard Streets since 1995. The museum is the first on the West Coast to be devoted to contemporary art. The SFMOMA’s rooftop garden is a peaceful escape where one may view artwork outdoors while enjoying a beautiful view.

The Ferry Building has had an interesting history that dates to its use as a major ferry terminal from its opening in 1898 until the completion of the Bay Bridge to Oakland in 1936. After several decades of little use, the Ferry Building become home to a marketplace in 2003. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is held here weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The Millennium Tower is where many live in the SoMa district. In addition to the 416 units included in the building, the Millennium Tower is home to Chef Michael Mina's RN74, a prestigious wine bar and restaurant. The building is 58 stories high and was built in 2009. Famous Millennium Tower resident Joe Montana has helped to make the luxury condo building the place to live in the city.

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