Originally Posted by riotior
I'm about to move to SF. Where should I live? I really only care about four things:
1) in the immediate proximity of expensive shopping
2) in the immediate proximity of expensive bars
3) as urban as possible -- don't want to see the sky unless I look up (doable???)
4) safe enough that my girlfriend will feel safe
I'm 22 and I have money to spend.
Unlike say, Manhattan, San Francisco's area of high-rises is pretty limited, and covers the downtown/financial district. That area is known for expensive shopping, tourism, and office jobs, but not as the best for bars that free-spending 20-somethings like to hang in. For that you probably want Mission Dolores and the Valencia corridor. Fortunately, the city is compact, so everything is within a short taxi ride.