Yerba Buena

95 walk score
100 transit score
93 bike score
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Those who make their homes in Yerba Buena enjoy all the perks of living in San Francisco’s cultural hub. This is where high brow art meets pop culture; a vibrant, fast-paced neighborhood teeming with the energy of the City’s pleasure seekers. Attractions such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Yerba Buena Gardens — complete with historic carousel, playground, ice skating, bowling and the popular children’s Zeum — draw in just as many locals as tourists. The Contemporary Jewish Museum boasts a building designed by world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Designer shopping at the Westfield Center Mall and popular dining around the neighborhood such as LuLu’s, Thirsty Bear and Tropisueño delight residents in the area. Housing options prove just as dazzling as the surrounding environment. The Millennium Tower, Yerba Buena Lofts, the St. Regis and One Hawthorne are all within the bounds of this neighborhood and demonstrate the array of modern residences available to discerning urbanites. In addition to offering easy freeway access to commuters, Yerba Buena’s centrality makes it a dream for walkers — everything is within reach. Once settled here, you’ll find much to love: from summer concerts in Yerba Buena Gardens to the historic charm of the original U.S. Mint and St. Patrick’s Church, a landmark consecrated in 1854. Night owls will never tire of the scene, with several clubs in the immediate vicinity and the nightlife mecca of SOMA just a few blocks away.