Having survived San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and ensuing fires, Western Addition/NOPA's Victorian homes are some of the oldest in the city. Its historic ties extend beyond its architecture—this conveniently located neighborhood was once the epicenter of the city’s jazz scene. Western Addition/NOPA still boasts choice bars and clubs that recall its musical roots, but for the most part it’s a casually cool neighborhood with a reputation for being slightly rough around the edges.See 590 places to stay Save this neighborhood
An Ever-Evolving Neighborhood With a Heart of Gold
The Western Addition/NOPA's Persistent Spunk
This neighborhood is called NOPA, which stands for North of Panhandle Park. The Panhandle Park feeds right into Golden Gate Park...NOPA is quickly becoming one of the hottest neighborhoods in San Francisco and it features a major development project called the Divisidero corridor, which has attracted many of the new and highly reviewed restaurants, bars, grocery stores, shops and boutiques."
The Neighborhood's Niche of Independent Businesses
Most of the time we were out and about and able to walk to our favorite restaurants, the Herbst Theater for a concert, Alamo Square..."
Visited in 2013
The Panhandle: Western Addition/NOPA's Neighborhood Park
Western Addition/NOPA's Inspired Spaces
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Michael Blumenfeld is a commercial photographer based in San Francisco. When not shooting, he loves rooting for the Giants, haunting used-book stores, and following his appetite around the city. He's inspired each day by the energy and diversity of the Bay Area. This project for Airbnb was a great opportunity to tread both the beaten and unbeaten paths of a city he feels privileged to call home.