A neighborhood where landmark Victorian, Queen Anne, and Edwardian townhouses party with contemporary homes and scores of boutiques and restaurants, adorable and twee Hayes Valley beat Mission Bay with the biggest margin in the competition so far.
But what this central neighborhood lacks in affordable housing it makes up for in location (transportation in Hayes Valley is excellent, with several Muni lines running through it, as well as close proximity to the Van Ness station) and amenities galore. Patricia’s Green, for example, is the ‘hood’s unofficial town square, featuring temporary art, like these cool geometric light sculptures.
Alas, the Tendernob didn’t stand a chance.
A stretch of street laced with Chinese, Cambodian, Korean, Burmese, and Russian restaurants, the center of the Inner Richmond can be summed up with one superb street—Clement. In addition to being a popular nightlife hangout, the street is also one of the few remaining spots in San Francisco with an independent bookstore.
Also of note, the central neighborhood borders Golden Gate Park. And it’s certainly more economically diverse than its competitor.
Polls open now. You have until noon Wednesday to vote for which neighborhood should advance. Good luck!