Five years ago, we named the seven best neighborhoods in San Francisco. Needless to say, the city has changed a wee bit since 2010. And what you consider to be the "best" neighborhood depends entirely on your top priorites, be it access to nightlife or a quiet place to roll your stroller (or dog stroller). Here are seven of our favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco for 2015.
Cole Valley, the tiny neighborhood nestled beneath Sutro Forest, is all about community and living the nice, slow life in an oasis hidden from the rest of the city. While it's oft mistaken as a part of the Haight-Ashbury, Cole Valley is a neighborhood in its own right (even if tourists have never heard of it), and is worth some exploration: There is something for everyone here, whether you are looking to fuel up on food or challenge your inner hiker.
When we first looked at Nextdoor five weeks after it launched late last year, the San Francisco-based startup had already helped people create 550 private social networks for their neighborhoods across the country, 100 here in the Bay Area.
Since then it’s grown to encompass 4,000 neighborhoods in 48 states and is adding at least 20 more networks every day.
Can you represent your 'hood? Cal Academy NightLife and 7x7 Magazine invite you to come dressed like your neighborhood to celebrate the launch of 7x7's first-ever Neighborhoods Issue, written and photographed by you, the readers. Editors will be on hand to judge which outfit best represents each part of the city, with a grand prize awarded at the end of the night. As an added bonus, NightLife will be giving away a special prize for the best-dressed environmentally-conscious ensemble. 7x7 will be photographing the models (you) as you strut your stuff amogst the penguins, alligators and antelope. The fashion awards ceremony will take place in African Hall from 9:00 pm to close. Don't miss it!