5 Reasons to Call SoMa Home in 2018
As San Francisco’s greatest burgeoning neighborhood, SoMa is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after locales for out-of-towners to visit. And now—more than ever—people are striving to take up residence within SoMa, where newly-developed homes, sprawling bayside outdoor spaces and a host of coveted restaurants and shopping lure both residents and tourists alike. The Harrison residents can certainly attest; so behold our list of undeniable reasons to call SoMa home in 2018.
Live & Work With Ease
SoMa is, undoubtedly, the most coveted neighborhood in San Francisco for an effortless live and work experience. Those who dwell South of Market have unmatched access to the Transbay Transit Center and Bay Bridge, making transportation amongst San Francisco both easy and enjoyable. And, as the city’s proclaimed tech hub—where Facebook, Salesforce, Google and countless other giants have been quick to put down roots—SoMa offers residents an unbeatable commute. Whether one chooses to walk or bike to work, the time to and fro is beyond compare.
Explore the Outdoors
Sprawling from the Embarcadero to Eleventh Street, between Market and Townsend, SoMa is one of the largest and most spread out neighborhoods in San Francisco. And, while developments may be on the rise, the area is home to various protected and expansive outdoor spaces. At The Harrison, residents boast access to an array of nearby parks, including Rincon Park, Yerba Buena Gardens, City Park atop the Transbay Transit Center and countless others. Whether you’re looking for an incredibly pet-friendly neighborhood or a locale to reach your fitness ambitions amidst the great outdoors, SoMa is the ultimate place to be.
SoMa’s roots run deep in rich culture, attracting people far and wide to experience its vibrant nuances. Those who live at The Harrison, in particular, reap the benefits of the Fireside Talks: a series of five talks through March of 2018 that weave residents in and out of San Francisco’s bold history. Nevertheless, just beyond our doorstep lie countless gardens and museums that speak to a variety of arts and cultures, such as the San Francisco MoMa, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Center, Museum of the African Diaspora and more. If you wish to immerse yourself in the arts or gain a new and diverse perspective, SoMa is—truly—the city’s most profound cultural hub.
Indulge in World-Class Cuisine
SoMa has swiftly entered San Francisco’s desirable restaurant scene, becoming home to some of the best eateries amongst the city. In fact, several restaurants in the area have been quick to secure SoMa’s title as the best foodie neighborhood in San Francisco. Whether you wish to dine at Benu, one of the city’s two restaurants with three Michelin stars, or explore the area’s latest and greatest eateries, such as International Smoke, SoMa serves unmatched cuisine on a silver platter.
Marvel at Awe-Inspiring Architecture
While meandering the streets of SoMa, it’s inevitable that one will make several stops to admire the many architectural wonders. An essential time capsule, the area showcases architecture that’s both historically distinct and wholly contemporary. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, designed by renowned architect Snøhetta, is enveloped by glass and sculptural gardens while the Pinterest Headquarters and In Situ both won coveted AIA awards in 2017 for their designs—the highest recognition one can receive for excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. Simultaneously, places such as the Pacific Telephone Building sit just beyond one’s doorstep at The Harrison, where a historical facades adds a crucial sense of character to the city. In SoMa, one is constantly surrounded and inspired by the new and old, creating an ambiance that’s both avant-garde and inviting.