North Beach is a buzzling residential neighborhood in San Francisco bordered by the waterfront, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill and Nob Hill with Chinatown and Financial District not too far away. The neighborhood is known for its Italian influence though like the rest of San Francisco, it is occupied by a diverse group of residents. Locals and tourists alike are attracted to the top-notch dining options in the area. Walk pass Mama’s and you’ll find a line forming around the corner on any given day. Tony’s Pizza, Original Joe’s, Sotto Mare, Golden Boy Pizza and the list goes on when it comes to crowd pleasers in the area. Nightlife and boutiques are plentiful in North Beach and so are major attractions like Coit Tower, Washington Square Park and Saints Peter and Paul Church. For locals, great schools, walking distance to Trader Joe’s and Safeway, easy public transportation to downtown are all reasons to want to call this North Beach home. Fun fact #1: North Beach got its name because it used to be a beach back in the day. It was one of the first neighborhoods to be developed in San Francisco. If you look at photos of homes back in the day, you’d see sand on the doorsteps of people’s homes. Fun Fact #2: Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio grew up in North Beach and went back to live in the neighborhood with his wife Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s.
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