Mission Bay is considered by many to be San Francisco’s “newest” neighborhood. The area now known as Mission Bay was once literally a shallow bay of water, but as San Francisco grew and developed it was quickly turned into “productive” land, with debris from the 1906 quake providing much of the fill. Most recently, the neighborhood was home to the Southern Pacific Railroad Yard. In the 1980′s a redevelopment plan was approved and the land was transferred from Catellus/Southern Pacific to San Francisco, leading to the construction of numerous Mission Bay condos for sale.
Mission Bay is a master-planned neighborhood, which means that every lot had an approved purpose before ground-breaking took place on the first lot. “North Mission Bay” is the area of Mission Bay that is north of the channel, including the area that is immediately to the west of the SF Giant’s Ball Park along King and Berry streets. You’ll find most condos for sale in the “North Mission Bay” area.
“South Mission Bay” is the area south of the channel, including the planned Mission Rock development as well as rental buildings like the Strata and Mission Bay condo buildings like The Madrone and The Radiance. Finally, at the southern end of “South Mission Bay” you’ll find the UCSF Mission Bay campus, which includes the new UCSF Mission Bay hospital as well as a variety of academic and research buildings.
Mission Bay has some of the sunniest weather in San Francisco, which makes it easier to enjoy the neighborhoods immense open spaces! Mission Bay is home to over 45 acres of open space, including trail networks that connect with both Marin county to the north and San Mateo county to the south.