SoMa

Home to many posh apartment buildings with modern and renovated units.

Welcome to SoMa

 
An upbeat and youthful area with chic restaurants, high-energy nightlife, and an unbeatable location.
 
San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood (also known as SoMa) is a centrally-located area that has rapidly expanded in recent years. Originally known for being a manufacturing district with an industrial atmosphere, the area has blossomed into an exciting and chic community that buyers flock to. SoMa real estate is luxurious and central to many amenities. 
 
Nowadays, visitors can find luxury apartment buildings and swanky restaurants in this area. Well-known for its fantastic neighborhoods and close proximity to downtown, locals love the area for its convenience and the many great businesses within walking distance of their homes. Home to many posh apartment buildings with modern and renovated units, residents love the stylish lifestyle that this area provides.
 

What to Love

 
  • A vibrant and youthful area with a high-energy atmosphere
  • An eclectic and exciting downtown scene
  • Social and friendly communities with welcoming neighbors

Local Lifestyle

 
The South of Market neighborhood is regarded as a fun and lively place. As a result, locals tend to live an exciting and social lifestyle. Residents here frequently find themselves exploring local businesses, dining at nearby eateries, and spending time with friends and neighbors at the many bars and clubs in the area. Ideal for those who desire a busy, high-energy lifestyle, SoMa has plenty to keep residents occupied.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
A plethora of award-winning restaurants is easily accessible within the SoMa area. ROOH is one well-loved restaurant that residents frequent. A sophisticated bistro serving authentic Indian cuisine, ROOH is an ideal spot for a unique and delicious meal. Here, guests dine in a stunning space that incorporates elements of both urban San Francisco life and the innovative spirit of Indian culture and art. Must-try dishes include the Tandori Octopus, the Lamb Pepper Fry, and their Traditional Butter Chicken. Top off the experience with a selection from their list of expertly-crafted cocktails. 
 
Saison is another outstanding restaurant in the area. Boasting innovative French-American tasting menus, this is an ideal spot for those who desire a luxe culinary experience. Here, diners can enjoy the open-kitchen concept and watch their food as it is expertly prepared. Focused on serving seasonal meals created with locally-sourced ingredients, Saison is an impressive restaurant that San Francisco foodies deem to be a can’t-miss spot. 
 
The South of Market area is also home to plenty of chic stores that locals can easily access during their leisure time. The Westfield Centre is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the area. Home to more than 170 retailers, this is an ideal spot to browse on a relaxed weekend morning. Boasting high-end retailers such as Louis Vuitton and Burberry as well as well-known shops such as Sephora and H&M, this shopping center has it all.
 

Things to Do

 
Locals love getting to take part in all of the unique experiences that SoMa has to offer. For those who draw inspiration from the world around them, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is an amazing place to visit. With an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art, visitors love taking in the beauty of the various exhibitions. 
 
For locals who desire a more high-energy scene, be sure to visit Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. During the summer months, this stadium is packed with fans all looking to enjoy America’s favorite pastime.
 

Schools

 
The South of Market area is also home to an array of impressive schools. Presidio Knolls School is one standout in the area for younger students. A progressive Mandarin immersion school, Presidio Knolls boasts a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to thrive in collaborative and hands-on learning environments. Ideal for K-8 students in the area, this school consistently impresses local parents.

 

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Overview for SoMa, CA

29,772 people live in SoMa, where the median age is 36.2 and the average individual income is $76,758.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,772

Total Population

36.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$76,758.21

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for SoMa, CA

SoMa has 14,851 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in SoMa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,772 people call SoMa home. The population density is 19,243.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,772

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.2

Median Age

58.45 / 41.55%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
14,851

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$76,758.21

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around SoMa, CA

There's plenty to do around SoMa, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

98
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
99
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Make Eat Easy, Lexe, and La Mar Sheppard DC CSCS.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$$ 1.19 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.61 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.33 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.4 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.14 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.02 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
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