Dating back to the days of the California Gold Rush, the Tenderloin has thrived through waves of diverse history and continues to surprise San Franciscans with its growth and development, despite some unavoidable setbacks.
The Tenderloin stands out as one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco. Its intensity attracts the attention of both tourists and long-time city residents. Boasting a central location in part of the city’s famous theater district, it also maintains a reputation as a hotbed for unique, trendy and local restaurants, bars and restored hotels.
Besides the soaring numbers of transformed boutique hotels popular with visitors to the city, the housing options in the Tenderloin are heavy in single-room occupancy hotels and apartment buildings, with a handful of unique condominium spaces.
Dotted with destination restaurants and hip dive bars, its proximity to other distinct neighborhoods make it an exceptional location. Downtown San Francisco borders its northern edge, Civic Center and UN Plaza are right outside its southern border and its southeastern side runs along Market Street, a mecca for shopping and transportation.
The Tenderloin’s rich history, ideal location and unwavering ability to thrive mark it as one of San Francisco’s most innate reflections of diversity and heart.