About Mission District
Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
San Francisco’s Mission District virtually invented the term “gentrification.” Before the dot-com bubble, this expansive neighborhood was home mostly to working-class Latin American families. Over recent years, however, younger locals have started flocking to the Mission for its bare basics bars and excellent taquerias.
Today the Mission has become home to the city’s hipster generation, with all the cupcakeries, music shops, and boutique clothing stores that entails. For an experience that’s a little more auténtico, head toward 24th Street, or across Cesar Chavez toward 30th St.