Neighborhood spotlight: District 7

If you’re looking for high-end living in a fashion-forward environment, San Francisco’s District 7 could be right up your alley. Just four neighborhoods make up District 7: Cow Hollow, the Marina, Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights.

Let’s break down these neighborhoods into greater detail:

· Cow Hollow was literally once used for cow grazing. Now, no more, unless we’re talking about some pretty well-to-do cows. You’ll find all manner of shopping on upscale Union Street, including health spas, boutiques and restaurants.

· The Marina has been made famous by the presence of its Palace of Fine Arts, home of the Exploratorium up until 2013. This district is continuing to skew younger, shifting from middle-class families and retirees to professionals in their 20s and 30s.

· Pacific Heights features huge, gorgeous homes and its share of consulates. Here you’ll find a mix of architecture including Edwardian, Mission Revival, Victorian and Chateau, not to mention enough boutiques and restaurants to melt your credit card.

· Presidio Heights has shopping districts on Sacramento and California streets. This small, wealthy neighborhood is highly desired within the city.

In District 7, you’ll also find a variety of parks including Crissy Field, a former military airstrip, as well as Fort Mason, where the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art houses its Artist Gallery and Marina Green, a 74-acre parcel with amazing views. This bustling area attracts all manner of hobbyists, including shoppers, kite flyers, runners and city dwellers who just love soaking it all in.

See a video here. I’m happy to answer any questions that you may have, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Dreaming of San Francisco? Cece Blase offers local advice to San Francisco buyers, sellers and owners– and feeds the dreams of those who wish they could live in Tony Bennett’s ‘City by the Bay.’ Call 415-577-0809 or email cblase@paragon-re.com. www.ceceblase.com