About SoMa

SoMa, or South of Market, is a massive district colored with arts and culture, a popular nightlife scene, and relentlessly trendy. This largely residential area boasts an impressive industrial presence, modern loft living, and diverse crowd of professionals, young families, and of course San Franciscan bohemians.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $336,191 to $6,500,000

Closed Prices: $251,200 to $4,000,000

Median Sale Price: $860,000

Average $ per sq ft: $994

Association Fee Ranges: $530/quarter, $0 to $759, $177 to $1967/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1900 to 2020

Sq. Ft.: 311 to 6000 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 4 Bathrooms

Around SoMa

With a mix of styles for SoMa's residents, so are there a variety of housing options. Converted warehouses make for reasonable living options and modern amenities. Though mostly upscale, humbler areas and pricing options can be found along the border with Tenderloin.

This is the place where chefs find inspiration for restaurants. Think trendy, think infusion, think impossibly chic ambiances. From French to Italian, from revered diners to Asian cuisine, SoMa has a variety of fare for the city's hippest and most discerning crowds. Try award-winning hotspot Lulu for pasta, pizza, and dishes with Mediterranean flare in this warehouse-converted gem.

An eclectic groups of residents from dot-comers that have withstood the test of time to industrial workers, from young families to experienced tourists pining for culture. Some areas become sparse with activity in the evenings but the main areas thunder with nightlife. Housewares and decor shops are a must for design enthusiasts.

A nice mix of hipster hangouts and dive bars make SoMa a favorite of SF residents. There are venues that operate simultaneously as a gallery, nightclub, and dance floor, while laid back bars on Howard Street offers no-fuss; a "throw back a few beers with fish and chips" kind of vibe. Looking to really turn it up? Head to some of the night clubs on Mission Street.

There are several main areas of SoMa that provide an array of cultural diversity and hidden gems to explore. With gardens, museums, parks, and attractions, this is a popular spot for tourists and locals to experience the hip vibe of this action-packed side of town. Visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for exhibits from Picasso to Warhol. Visit the Charles Schulz funded Cartoon Art Museum for a unique look at cartoon art and its inception. Stroll through The Alice Street Community Gardens for a urban treasure of roses and a daisy garden, each planted and maintained by the seniors in the neighborhood.

Locals Love

  • Trendy restaurants
  • Diverse night life
  • Commitment to the arts

Locals Don't Love

  • Constant construction

Neighborhood Reviews

1 Review

Cool neighborhood

Todd W
SoMa has seen a revitalization in recent years. Easy access to market street and shopping/restaurants. There are some rough spots in the neighborhood, but overall a fun place to hang out. I especially like Dotties for breakfast!
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