Established in 1998, the Mission Bay neighborhood has been growing by leaps and bounds. What was once an industrial wasteland has continued to evolve and is on the brink of becoming one of the most hip (and unexpectedly upscale) neighborhoods in San Francisco.

The biotech industry has made its home in Mission Bay. The University of California, San Francisco put down roots here when it opened its new research campus in 2003, and in 2015 it opened San Francisco’s first new hospital in 30 years, the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay.

Kaiser Permanente also joined the elite medical facilities in Mission Bay when they opened up a state-of-the-art one-stop medical facility in March 2016 offering everything from adult and pediatric care to women’s health services and a pharmacy.

Homes in Mission Bay are primarily new luxury loft and condominium developments that satisfy the majority of the residents most-drawn to this neighborhood: young professionals, often tech- or biotech-minded enthusiasts, as well as students from around the globe.

Transportation reaches Mission Bay via the Muni light rail and other public transportation lines offering a quick transport to downtown. Living here also puts you close to both Caltrain and the I-80 and I-280 freeways forging a direct shot to Silicon Valley, one of many attractions for residents.

While it is not yet on the map as a foodie culture hub, more restaurants, cafes, and boutique storefronts are moving in to accommodate the professionals that work in the neighborhood and the growing number of well-to-do residents.

With its growing energy and steadfast potential, Mission Bay is paving the way to become a San Francisco destination neighborhood.