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North Beach, San Francisco

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North Beach is a neighborhood in the northeast of San Francisco adjacent to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf and Russian Hill. The neighborhood is San Francisco's "Little Italy", and has historically been home to a large Italian American population. It is still home to many Italian restaurants today, though many other ethnic groups currently live in the neighborhood. It was also the historic center of the beatnik subculture. Today, North Beach is one of San Francisco's main nightlife districts as well as a residential neighborhood populated by a mix of young urban professionals, families and Chinese immigrants connected to the adjacent Chinatown.The American Planning Association (APA) has named North Beach as one of ten "Great Neighborhoods in America".LocationNorth Beach is bounded by the former Barbary Coast, now Jackson Square, the Financial District south of Broadway, Chinatown to the southwest of Columbus below Green Street, Russian Hill to the west, Telegraph Hill to the east and Fisherman's Wharf at Bay Street to the north.
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  • Lots of stuff. Food. Strip clubs. Bars. Tattoos. Tourists. A bookstore. Memories. Candy. The past. It's over. 
  • Once you exit the Chinatown area on Grant Avenue you will transition into the North Beach area. Primarily the area settled by Italian immigrants it still has the favor of little Italy. Lots of things ...  more »
  • This area is adjacent to Chinatown and Jackson Square. Here you can see the beautiful Victorian houses and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. In the area of Columbus Avenue and Washington Square, you can visit the numerous Italian cafes. In the evening here, start working nightclubs, jazz clubs. To explore San Francisco wonder will stroll around the area.
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