Get to Know: District 8 - Northeast


The Northeast District, District 8, is home to some of San Francisco's most well-known and iconic sights. Chinatown, Union Square, Coit Tower, and Fisherman's Wharf are just a few of the popular destinations found here. Nob Hill is a serenely beautiful neighborhood with historic Victorian homes and immaculate streetscapes. Russian Hill is filled with a number of buildings designed by prominent architects such as: Willis Polk, Joseph Worcester, Joseph Eichler and Julia Morgan. North Beach is the city's Little Italy and many of the buildings in this area were built after the 1906 earthquake, largely starting in the 1920's.

The neighborhood has been home to many famous residents including Joe DiMaggio and starting in the 1950's, Beat Poets, including author Jack Kerouac. Established in 1848, San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest in North America, and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia.