The Marina neighborhood rapidly grew following the World’s Fair in 1915. Many of the stylish 1920s-inspired apartments and flats still remain in immaculate form. As the host of the San Francisco World’s Fair, the Marina District was gifted with the Palace of Fine Arts. It was designed by a well known San Francisco architect Bernard Maybeck and it has become a neighborhood landmark.
The neighborhood has a mix of single family homes, multi-family units and apartment buildings that were built in the 1920’s. The “Marina Style” house is ubiquitous in San Francisco and is found throughout the City, though the style first took hold in the Marina District. It was used as the prevailing architectural style for the design of apartment buildings and one- and two-story single-family homes and flats. The most prestigious single family homes are located on Marina Boulevard and sit directly across from the Bay and San Francisco Yacht Club. It is a great neighborhood for young single people and also a great neighborhood for families. The neighborhood is very friendly and it always offers fun activities for people of all ages.
The Marina is known as a hip neighborhood that attracts a young, good looking, single crowd. There are tons of neighborhood bars and restaurants within walking distance. If you like being in the center of the action then this is the place to live! Chestnut Street is where you will find all of the trendy restaurants, local neighborhood bars and boutique clothing shops. There are plenty of health and fitness options such as Crunch Fitness, 24 hour fitness and boutique fitness centers such as The Bar Method. Many enjoy the public outdoor space at Fort Mason and Chrissy Fields. They are popular areas where people gather to play sports, games, bar-b-que or picnic.
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