Neighborhoods / Marina
Where there’s always something to do.
You’re a San Franciscan, but you absolutely must live near the water? The Marina is your place. Your life combines well-paid, hard work and a craving for bicycling, hiking, jogging, volleyball, softball, basketball and sailing? Step right up. You can’t imagine living anywhere but Baghdad-by-the-Bay but you hate fog? Time to start browsing Marina home listings. Once empty sand dunes then the site of the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition, San Francisco’s “we’re back” message to the world after the ’06 ‘quake, the Marina is now a singular neighborhood known for high-end housing, casual restaurants and night spots, boutiques, winding streets and unmatched physical beauty.
Saturday morning softball at Moscone, then an impromptu picnic at the Marina Green: sandwiches from Lucca deli while watching sailboats on the Bay. An afternoon bike ride through Crissy Field to Fort Point followed by dinner at A16 then a nightcap among the old-time regulars at the Horseshoe Bar, followed Sunday by brunch at Baker Street Bistro, shopping on Chestnut Street, dinner at Mamacita’s and cupcakes at Kara’s then – finally – one more lazy walk, first to marvel at the Palace of Fine Arts and then through quiet, winding streets to your condo on Avila Street. Some might call that perfect; Marina residents call it “the weekend.”