SoMa, short for South of Market, is San Francisco's urban renewal district and an extension of downtown , with brand new condominiums, office buildings, and a thriving club scene, the result of real estate speculation and the Bay Area's technology sector.
Photo: Wgreaves, CC0.

Notable Places in the Area

The is a modern art museum located in , . Photo: Magnus Manske, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center in , California, United States. Photo: BrokenSphere, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a non-collecting museum at 736 Mission Street at Yerba Buena Lane in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Photo: Allan Ferguson, CC BY 2.0.

The is a museum in San Francisco, , documenting the history, art, and culture of the African diaspora. Photo: Jllm06, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

is an area of Downtown , made up of two neighborhoods: the bustling shopping and theater district surrounding Union Square, and the central business district where Market Street meets the bay. Photo: Almonroth, CC BY-SA 3.0.

As the name implies, the Civic Center is the primary center of government within , housing many important civic institutions. Photo: Almonroth, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The centerpiece of the Bay Area, is one of the most visited cities in the world, and with good reason. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.


37.7809° or 37° 46' 51.2" north
-122.401° or 122° 24' 3.4" west
16 feet (5 metres)
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Also Known As

  • Bulgarian: Саут ъф Маркет
  • Cebuano: South of Market
  • Chinese: 市场南
  • Chinese: 市場南
  • Chinese: 市場街南區
  • Chinese: 索玛区
  • Dutch: South of Market
  • English: SOMA
  • English: South of Market, San Francisco
  • English: South of Market
  • Esperanto: Sudo el Merkato-Strato
  • French: South of Market
  • German: San Francisco/Central East
  • German: SoMa
  • German: South of Market
  • Hebrew: סאות' אוף מרקט
  • Hebrew: סן פרנסיסקו/סומה
  • Japanese: サウス・オブ・マーケット (サンフランシスコ)
  • Persian: ساوت آو مارکت، سانفرانسیسکو
  • Persian: ساوت آو مارکت، سان‌فرانسیسکو
  • South Azerbaijani: ساوت آو مارکت، سان‌فرانسیسکو
  • South of the Slot

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About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Data © OpenStreetMap contributors and available under the Open Database License. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page SoMa. See this page's contributions. Photo: Dschwen, CC BY-SA 2.5.