At the center of Broadway and Columbus, North Beach spreads out from the Bay to the bottom of Telegraph Hill, and features authentic Italian cuisine, the spiritual home of the Beat movement, and a boisterous nightlife.
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There's a live-and-let-live attitude that prevails here. While tourists can be spotted peering into their guidebooks at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Broadway, which is lively on the weekends, just a block away, the real neighborhood begins.
Houses are perched on the quiet streets that make the precarious climb up Telegraph Hill, offering jaw-dropping views for those lucky enough to live here. And the authentic North Beach can still be found in the neighborhood haunts: Tosca Cafe, a bar that favors opera lovers; Caffe Trieste, the best place to get an espresso; and City Lights, the famed independent bookstore and publisher of Alan Ginsberg's “Howl.”
For those who seek it out, there's plenty of authentic Italian dining and delis, a heritage of the wave of immigrants who arrived here from Liguria, Turin, and Lombardy in the 1920s and ‘30s. As for the beach, that's long gone. Once the waters of the bay lapped up against Taylor and Francisco Street, but today, that waterfront has long since been replaced by a 19th century landfill.
Silicon Valley 45m by car
South San Francisco 20m by car
Financial District 5m by car
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Neighborhood homes for sale are among the most desirable in all of San Francisco. Luxury apartments, condos, and homes are scattered throughout the neighborhood.
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Why North Beach?
an iconic district with breathtaking views
This Northeastern district of San Francisco exudes culture and vibrance. Home to the ciy's "Little Italy," incredible food and nightlife are everywhere you look. It is also famous for its luxurious real estate with outstanding and all the iconic, historical locations of San Francisco.