Welcome to South Beach
South Beach is not only one of the city’s newest, up-and-coming neighborhoods, it’s one of the fastest growing. Located South of Market, along the Embarcadero waterfront, the South Beach neighborhood has some of the hottest properties in San Francisco. With it’s proximity to the Financial District and the newly renovated waterfront (home to some of San Francisco’s best gourmet eateries), South Beach is definitely one of the city’s most ideal places to live, work and play.
For decades, the real estate in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco had mainly consisted of warehouses, storage yards and dilapidated piers. Beginning in 1981, the city began to transform the area into a mixed-use development. Now it is one of the ritziest neighborhoods in the city, catering to the well-heeled and well-deserved. Considered by some to be the “new Nob Hill,” South Beach has some of the most desirable and valued condominiums in San Francisco. From sleek new high-rise towers to trendy low-rise lofts, South Beach is more than just a neighborhood, it’s a lifestyle.
South Beach is home to some of the finest restaurants in San Francisco. Some of the premier eateries in these neighborhoods include the Michelin-starred trio Saison, Benu, and Mourad.
was awarded the rare distinction of three Michelin stars in 2014 for its sublime tasting menus featuring specialties such as lamb and lobster tartare and line-caught black cod in a black walnut broth.
has also been awarded the full three Michelin stars for its elevated takes on Asian cuisine.
offers Michelin-starred Moroccan dining with a contemporary Californian twist. Other highly-rated eateries in the area include Chinese dim sum favorite
. The Embarcadero offers numerous other exceptional restaurants with exquisite waterfront views. Highlights here include seafood paired with premium wine at
, upscale steakhouse dining at
, chef-driven Peruvian seafood dishes at
, and farm-to-table options at virtually every restaurant in the area. The
at the historic San Francisco Ferry Building features unique shops selling everything from artisanal cheese and honey wine to locally made ceramics and cosmetics.
Sights & Culture
As well as being home to numerous great restaurants, the scenic waterfront Embarcadero hosts every Saturday. Around 40,000 shoppers visitor the market each week to pick up farm-fresh produce and artisanal foodstuffs. Head to Pier 14 on the Embarcadero for fantastic views of the Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island, particularly in the evenings and at night when the Bay Lights installation turns on. is a world-class modern art museum with a collection including works from Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Rauschenberg, Diego Rivera, and many other luminaries. The SFMOMA also has a rooftop garden featuring sculptures set against the backdrop of the San Francisco skyline.