We're down to the final four in the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the San Francisco neighborhood of the year. Starting now we'll have two matchup today—with the polls left open for 24 hours—and the final showdown for the prestigious fake trophy will begin on Monday. Let the eliminations continue!
The Inner Sunset isn't all fog and the N Judah. This neighborhood hosts a bunch of undervalued but awesome parks with some pretty killer views. The bustling commercial district on 9th Avenue has some new housing and restaurants moving in, while the Doelger Sales Office on Judah recently got some landmark love. Things are pretty active over in Golden Gate Park too, as The Academy of Science got the ok to expand its restaurant and the De Young hosted an exhibit on some very swanky bling. But who are we kidding, that fog can be pretty awful.
NoPa, on the other hand, has been described by a few as "the new Mission." It's a nice mix of affluent families and aging hipsters, and you can find top tier eateries right next door to a decent dive bar. It's also home to a newly opened and fancy schmancy Bi-Rite, where you can wait in line to pay more than $5 for a single piece of fruit.
- Alex Bevk contributed to this post.