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Not familiar with Boston, but what are the salient characteristics of those areas?
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Not familiar with Boston, but what are the salient characteristics of those areas?

Back Bay felt like the SF Financial District and South End kind of like a once "native" Bostonian holdout slowly eroding to the gentrification of gut renovation, new condos, and crossfit gyms. Not sure where the latter fits into SF, maybe SoMa or Tenderloin?
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Well, there's not much available in FiDi, and that area is a ghost town after the workers go home. There aren't many places in SF where ethnic whites are holding back the tide of gentrification, but there are long-time residents doing that in the Mission, Bernal, Potrero. If you really want that flavor, though, Portola and the Excelsior might be appropriate. More specificity from david3558 would be helpful.
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Hunter's Point is the only ungentrified neighborhood in San Francisco.
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Its day is coming, too, Matt. Once Candlestick is plowed under and the Superfund sites are fully remediated, that hood will get thrown into the rotation.
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I shoulda bought that castle.

 

lefty

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Got an interview in SF. Might be moving back. Wife wants the Marina, I want North Beach. Work is in Financial District.
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Its day is coming, too, Matt. Once Candlestick is plowed under and the Superfund sites are fully remediated, that hood will get thrown into the rotation.

Probably true. I have no problem with gentrification, I just can't stand the current crop of transplants, present company excluded wink.gif.
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Got an interview in SF. Might be moving back. Wife wants the Marina, I want North Beach. Work is in Financial District.

 

I always thought the Marina was one of the uglier neighbourghoods in SanFo - zero curb appeal. And never really saw the fascination with North Beach. I know hebematt liked it as a youngster but whatever thrill it had then may be long gone.

 

If I was young and moving to SanFo to I would find a broken down garage in the Tenderloin and renovate that. Get in before the restaurants ruin it.

 

lefty 

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You are a chancer, aren't you, lefty? The TL wears down the hardiest of souls with its addicts, prostitutes, insane, and all their attendant shit. Including, literally, shit. I've had some decent banh mi in the TL, though.
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The line for that banh mi place in TL goes out the door.
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North Beach seemed a bit...quaint. I prefer it to Marina though. That place is full of fresh outta college bros and those who can't/won't let go of that lifestyle.
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North Beach seemed a bit...quaint. I prefer it to Marina though. That place is full of fresh outta college bros and those who can't/won't let go of that lifestyle.

This.

North Beach is close to the financial district too. Hopefully, i can just walk to work.
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Back Bay felt like the SF Financial District and South End kind of like a once "native" Bostonian holdout slowly eroding to the gentrification of gut renovation, new condos, and crossfit gyms. Not sure where the latter fits into SF, maybe SoMa or Tenderloin?

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Well, there's not much available in FiDi, and that area is a ghost town after the workers go home. There aren't many places in SF where ethnic whites are holding back the tide of gentrification, but there are long-time residents doing that in the Mission, Bernal, Potrero. If you really want that flavor, though, Portola and the Excelsior might be appropriate. More specificity from david3558 would be helpful.

South End is the closest thing we have to a gayborhood. It was not ethnically white. South Boston is really the only place where ethnic whites are attempting to hold back gentrification, poorly at that. Why anyone would want to live in Southie is a mystery to me. Public transportation sucks. You still need a car. It is really ugly, three deckers aren't really a great thing to look at. I'd rather live in Brookline or Camberville.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Well, there's not much available in FiDi, and that area is a ghost town after the workers go home. There aren't many places in SF where ethnic whites are holding back the tide of gentrification, but there are long-time residents doing that in the Mission, Bernal, Potrero. If you really want that flavor, though, Portola and the Excelsior might be appropriate. More specificity from david3558 would be helpful.

Thanks - let me throw some thoughts together. As funny as this may sound, I don't really know how to describe neighborhoods, in fact - I'm awful at it. I'll have to think about this. I think I want to live somewhere that can be a little quieter, has appreciation for the arts and youthful culture but not bursting with hipster assholes.
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