Homes for Sale in Financial District
On the northeastern corner of San Francisco, adjacent to Union Square and south of the Embarcadero, lies the city's financial district. Over 372,000 workers head here daily. Although business is the primary activity of the district, there are plenty of high rise condos and interesting things to see and do for residents. Plus, it has a few museums that are fun to visit with out-of-town guests.
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Living in SF's Financial District
All six SF Fortune 500 companies, including Wells Fargo and Charles Schwab, are headquartered here. Montgomery Street is the central hub for the tall buildings which gave this area its nickname “Wall Street of the West.” Remarkably, many of the earliest skyscrapers were among the only structures left standing following the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire. Below you will find some of the gems in the neighborhood.
Transamerica Building and Redwood Park
A remarkable example of bold urban planning can be seen at the corner of Montgomery and Washington Streets, where San Francisco's tallest skyscraper is stationed – the Transamerica Building. In addition to its iconic pyramid design, the 1972 building has a unique pocket park containing 80 mature redwood trees, fountains, and sculptures. For workers in the district, it's a great place to eat lunch.
Financial District Shopping
The Financial District contains a host of high-end shops and boutiques, most notably Union Square, which is also surrounded by some of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in San Francisco.
Three malls sit just outside the financial district's borders in South of Market (SOMA) which include the three-story Westfield Center, the Crocker Galleria, and Embarcadero Center. The Crocker is probably the most sumptuous, with its impressive arched glass ceiling, allowing natural light to flood in as you shop for a Versace purse.
The local landmark, the Alexander Book Company at 50 Second Street between Market and Mission, holds over 50,000 titles over three floors and has been in operation since 1990.
Sue Bierman Park
The district’s largest green space can be found adjacent to the Ferry Building and Embarcadero. Sue Bierman Park is a 5.3-acre grassy enclave with a pirate-themed playground, palm trees, and the impressive, modernist Vaillancourt Fountain, which resembles something from a Transformers movie.
The Ferry Building is home to a tri-weekly farmer's market (Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday) that sells Californian produce and wares. It also hosts education programs and demonstrations from local chefs to promote their message of healthy, local eating.
Wells Fargo History Museum
The 240-year-old financial services institution has a fascinating museum at 420 Montgomery Street, which reveals how the company developed from the revolutionary era through the 1906 earthquake and fire into the Silicon Valley boom and beyond. Exhibits include stagecoaches, historic banknotes, printing machines, and posters.
There are unique takes on Wells Fargo's extensive history, including exhibitions on women in printing, the gold rush, and modern start-up funding and innovation.
San Francisco Railway Museum
The San Francisco Railway Museum is on Steuart Street near the Ferry Building. Here you can experience the sensations of riding real vintage cable cars and streetcars dating back to 1911. There are historical photographs and films, audiovisual exhibitions and, of course, a gift shop.
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