The Western Addition is centrally located in downtown San Francisco just south of Pacific Heights and north of Duboce Triangle, between the University of San Francisco and Highway 101. It incorporates several smaller neighborhoods such as Alamo Square, Cathedral Hill, Fillmore District, Japantown and Anza Vista.
Since the 1990s, the Western Addition has undergone massive gentrification. Housing prices and the cost of living have increased in this neighborhood is full of well-known Victorian structures that dominate most of the eastern and central areas of San Francisco. Many of these homes were built in the 1940s during an urban renewal and the Fillmore District remains one of the top Victorian districts in San Francisco.
The Western Addition is probably one of the most ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco. Residents can experience several distinct nationalities and cultural experiences within just a few blocks. One of the areas most popular highlights is the jazz scene located in the Fillmore District with residents frequently playing clubs in the neighborhood. Today, Western Addition is predominantly a mix of diverse cultures, young people in their 20s and 30s, up-and-coming homeowners, families and hipsters.
The Western Addition features numerous farmers markets including the Fillmore farmers market, outdoor music and cinema series and Alamo Square Park, one of the most photographed spots in San Francisco. Many of the condominium buildings feature beautiful views of the city and some of the Victorian/vintage homes are breathtaking.
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