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.

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The in , , is an area of a few blocks north of the intersection of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue that contains many of the city's largest government and cultural institutions. Photo: J. Ash Bowie, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a neighborhood in downtown , in the flatlands on the southern slope of , situated between the shopping district to the northeast and the office district to the southwest. Photo: Jjron, GFDL.


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