Serving as the vibrant heart of west coast finance and home to the Pacific Stock Exchange, Transamerica Building, Port of San Francisco and the Ferry Building, the Financial District boasts the City’s largest concentration of corporate headquarters, law firms, and financial institutions.
A century ago, Market Street saw the rise of the west’s first skyscrapers. But in 1906, the area was devastated by earthquake and fire.
From the ashes would come new building and earthquake retrofitting technologies that would play a big role in making safer spaces and lifting the City’s height restrictions. Today, the resulting skyline is one of the most iconic in the world.
In recent years, focus has shifted from building office spaces to creating towering luxury condominiums and hotels such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences and the Ritz-Carlton Residences.
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Residents of the modern condominiums and apartments that sprung up with the advent of the Embarcadero Center can look forward ice-skating during the holidays, summer concerts outdoors, and a Farmer's Market at the Ferry Building, all year round.
Although leading retail and commercial centers like The Embarcadero dominate this neighborhood, the scenic vistas and beauty of the area have driven new interest in development that caters to its residents. Luxury apartments and condominiums blend with wonderful restaurants, shops, and attractions.
Not to be missed is nearby Jackson Square, where buildings that date back to the 1800s Gold Rush era are now being converted into charming antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
Why the Financial District?
Living in the heart of San Francisco’s business district is all about ease, convenience, and world-class experiences. The Financial District places all of these right at your fingertips.