Where San Francisco Neighborhoods Got Their Names

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This is a city of famously diverse neighborhoods, and looking at the history of our ’hoods gives us insight into some very San Francisco folklore. Here are what 14 different areas have been called over the years and the stories behind their names.

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Fillmore Street Named One of America's Best Shopping Streets

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Fillmore Street | Shopping in San Francisco | San Franciscoo Travel

Shopping during the holidays easily top list as one of the most stressful things to do. In San Francisco, you have plenty of neighborhoods to do your shopping in. Union Square, the Marina and Haight-Ashbury have always been the classic places to shop, but a new city strip has risen above the rest lately, Fillmore Street.

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Photo Vantage Points

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Views of San Francisco

San Francisco’s best angle is often through a single lens reflex camera or a digital viewfinder. Photogenic with startling contrasts of new and old, land and sea, the City has been a popular subject even from the early days when English-born photographer Eadweard Muybridge captured some of her famous curves and inclines.

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