Where to Move in San Francisco

Popular San Francisco Neighborhoods

Are you yearning for a new home in San Francisco? The fantastic thing about San Francisco is that, while it occupies a relatively small area, the city is made up of a staggering number of neighborhoods. With a little work you can find one that makes it worth all of the hassles that come with living here. Here are three of our favorite San Francisco neighborhoods.


Even though San Francisco isn’t massive in land mass, longtime residents know that your happiness in the city rests on choosing the right neighborhood. Public transportation, for example, often gets off schedule and the last thing that you want is long and uncertain commute times to work each day. Important things to consider when checking out San Francisco neighborhoods include

  • Access to public transportation
  • Commute
  • Proximity to your favorite places
  • Price
  • Walkability
  • Neighborhood reputation and vibe

Indeed, from Nob Hill to Castro, there is an enormous variety of terrific areas to call home in San Francisco. As a busy locally based moving company, we spend a substantial amount of time in every area of the city. As a result, we’re very familiar with the traits and charms that make each neighborhood a unique place to build a life.

Three Places to Explore in San Francisco

With no further ado, read on for our top three favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco.


Twenty years ago the south of market neighborhood was filled with warehouses and was everything but a delightful place to walk and explore. SoMa’s vibe changed when the San Francisco Giants moved to the, and the old warehouses are now a thing of the past.

The gritty industrial look has given way to trendy (1) condos, (2) shops, and (3) entertainment locations. What’s not to like about a neighborhood that offers professional baseball and amazing modern art within a few walkable blocks? What’s more, SoMa houses the CalTrain station, giving you a simple commute to Silicon Valley jobs.


The Dogpatch is another one of those areas that used to be industrial. Today, many of the warehouses have converted into lofts and unique living spaces. Locals love the neighborhood for its restaurants and the flat streets that make biking and walking a breeze. As to be expected for the name, Dogpatch is very dog-friendly, and your pooch won’t have any trouble making friends.

Lower Haight

If you grew up listening to Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead you’ll naturally feel drawn to the Lower Haight. We won’t pretend that this area isn’t seedy, but the grit adds to its appeal. Restaurants and coffee shops mix with massage parlors and record shops to create an urban environment that is unique to Lower Haight. The rents might be steep, but there is no doubt that the Lower Haight is one of the hippest places in town.

Lastly, everyone in the Bay Area has their favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco, and you’re sure to find one that you can’t wait to call home. Contact us at Bay Area San Francisco Movers for help in moving into your new favorite neighborhood.