South Beach

Peace, beauty, and excellent walkability characterize these lovely San Francisco enclaves

Welcome to South Beach


San Francisco’s waterline is one of the most extraordinary and iconic in the world. Residents of South Beach don’t just savor views of the waterline on a regular basis: They’re minutes away from the gorgeous bay and its ongoing energy.

Situated in the northeastern pocket of the sophisticated city, this premier stretch of land brims with outstanding residences, from upscale lofts with stunning modern touches to sleek townhomes with staggering views. A sense of tranquility pervades this coveted region, and yet residents are near a host of San Francisco’s most compelling and famous landmarks.


What to Love


  • Proximity to Fisherman’s Wharf, the Ferry Building, and the FiDi
  • Home to the scenic Oracle Park, the Giants’ home turf
  • Filled with fantastic real estate options
  • Remarkable walkability and great public transit
  • A bevy of notable restaurants, bars, boutiques, and galleries


Local Lifestyle


South Beach, Mission Bay, and North Waterfront are defined by their understated elegance and serene ethos. While these neighborhoods have or are near a handful of terrific attractions, they also offer peace in spades. Young professionals, families with young children, and retirees who enjoy access to the waterfront all call this desirable district home. You’ll often find your neighbors jogging on the boardwalk that runs along the water or browsing the offerings at the Ferry Building’s acclaimed farmers’ market.


Dining, Shopping & Entertainment


From Michelin-starred restaurants to legendary Irish bars to buzzy bodegas, San Francisco abounds with a boatload of eateries — 4,415, to be precise. The area of South Beach, Mission Bay, and North Waterfront play a significant role in the city’s foodie status with their own range of exquisite venues.

On balmy days, particularly when a game is in action, residents of this region often find a spot outside AtWater Tavern. This spacious, industrial-chic venue sees lively crowds during the sports seasons. Tavern-battered cod and chips, crispy crab cakes with basil aioli, and Drakes Bay oysters are just a few of the gems you’ll find on their menu.

The resplendent and historic Ferry Building at the heart of this region boasts several inviting eateries. La Mar Cebicheria Peruana serves succulent, lime-infused ceviche in a chic setting, while Waterbar Restaurant is the perfect combination of hip and delicious. Start off with Siberian sturgeon caviar, dive into a dish of oak-grilled swordfish with cream and basil, and indulge in a slice of Meyer lemon “opera” cake with pistachios and white chocolate ganache, all while soaking up the vistas of the beautiful waterfront. 

Osso Steakhouse is yet another treasure, and for a solid reason, too. This place teems with elegance and features stand-out dishes like bone-in filet mignon with bearnaise and branzino with lemon beurre blanc.


Things to Do 


South Beach, Mission Bay, and North Waterfront’s prime locations translate to a bounty of activities for its fortunate residents. The iconic and enchanting Ferry Building is always alive with visitors and residents. The marketplace alone is incredibly exciting, with vendors ranging from Acme Bread and Blue Bottle Coffee to Epicurean Trader and Dandelion Chocolate. Residents of this district are also huge fans of the much-beloved Book Passage, a Bay Area institution that frequently features excellent author readings.

The Embarcadero as a whole is always a sheer delight, whether you’re off on a walk to admire its clock tower or checking out the explosion of seasonal produce at the farmers’ market. And who could forget that above-mentioned Oracle Park? It’s one of the most striking and amazing in the country.




Children who live in this area are served by the San Francisco Unified School District. A couple of the greatest schools nearby include:


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Overview for South Beach, CA

15,706 people live in South Beach, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $145,067. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for South Beach, CA

South Beach has 8,164 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,706 people call South Beach home. The population density is 63,619.69 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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