Welcome to North Waterfront
With its peaceful, friendly atmosphere and walkable streets, the North Waterfront might be San Francisco’s best-kept secret. Home to ample restaurants and amazing water views, this neighborhood tucked into the northeast corner of San Francisco is a true hidden gem of the city. Welcoming neighbors and a charming atmosphere make North Waterfront the perfect place to call home.
Historic warehouses that dot the neighborhood landscape date back to the Gold Rush and give the community a true California feel. Homes within this community tend to reflect a more modern style. Buildings rich with history and those with a modern feel sit side by side, blending old and new for a vibe that is unique to the North Waterfront. This neighborhood is within easy walking distance to downtown and the Financial District. Quiet streets, friendly neighbors, and a charming atmosphere make North Waterfront a true treasure of the city.
What to Love
- Walkable neighborhood
- Ideally located near downtown and the Financial District
- Peaceful atmosphere
- Friendly neighbors
- Great dining options for all foodies
Active locals love to use the lush parks and walkways to enjoy the sunny San Francisco weather. Bars, restaurants, and coffee shops line the streets and give locals plenty of options. The nearby Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square are bustling hotspots for shopping, dining, and entertainment in the neighborhood.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Located along the waterfront, Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar has a seafood-focused menu and plentiful outdoor seating. Diners can enjoy the restaurant’s innovative take on San Francisco seafood dishes at sidewalk tables with a view of Telegraph Hill, or on the waterside back patio. Hillstone at the Waterfront Plaza serves excellent fare in a spacious, upscale dining room. Hillstone also offers a unique take-home menu, perfect for those nights when you want to enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort of your home.
Fisherman’s Wharf, a San Francisco landmark, is a hotspot of shopping and dining in the North Waterfront neighborhood. Locals can enjoy picture-perfect views of the Bay, or grab a classic bread bowl of chowder. The historic Ghirardelli Square is home to many restaurants and stores, easily recognizable by its iconic signage. Considered the first successful adaptive reuse project in the country, this facility now houses specialty shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Things to Do
Levi’s Plaza Park is a local haven. Lush greenery, verdant lawns, and winding pathways fill this clean and spacious park. Streams, fountains, and towering trees lend a serene note to this neighborhood treasure. Levi’s Plaza borders the greenspace of the park and houses an innovative collection of creative offices, as well as shopping and dining locations. It is a green building that will be Net Zero Carbon by 2025.
Residents can stroll along the Cruise Terminal and the scenic Embarcadero for miles of bayside views. Curving around the Bay, the Embarcadero runs along the North Waterfront. Locals can stop by the Embarcadero Center for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Active locals flock to Bay Club San Francisco, a luxury wellness center. With a Mind and Body Center, a large workout facility, cycling classes, indoor pools, and a squash program, this club is a favorite for North Waterfront fitness lovers.