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11 Ways to Add Value to Bathrooms

Bathrooms, like kitchens, are a huge selling point in your home. They're also the most personal of spaces. Here are 11 ways you can add value to yours through quick updates that make a big difference. 1. SWAP OUTDATED FIXTURES Swapp...

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The Sunset

Despite its sun-referencing name, this district is known for evening fog that lends an air of romance to its cozy cafés, bookstores, bars, and restaurants. History: Now a series of lively residential neighborhoods, the Sunset started as a w...

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The Richmond

Known as a largely residential neighborhood, the Richmond district is also one of the city's most diverse, with excellent eating options and some of the best urban hiking in the city. History: German mining magnate (and mayor) Adolph Sutro b...

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Golden Gate Park

With museums and other attractions sprinkled among the park's wooded network of trails, gardens, and lakes, you just might get lost in its verdant expanse- as you should. History: To reclaim San Francisco's "outside lands" from the sand dune...

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Haight-Ashbury

The official birthplace of the hippie, Haight-Ashbury still has a strong whiff of the countercultural, but even clean-cut folks will find much to love in the ample eating and shopping opportunities. History: Before 1967's Summer of Love soli...

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The Castro

History: The stretch of Market Street running through Eureka Valley was too steep for horses, keeping this neighborhood remote until the 1880s, when a wave of settlers chugged in on steam-powered streetcars and created a melting-pot neighborhoo...

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Cole Valley

Just south of the Haight, Cole Valley is easy to overlook but distinctly more mellow and relaxed than its busier neighbors. History: Like many San Francisco neighborhoods, Cole Valley was originally farmland. (It had a pond too.) In the '20s...

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Nopa and Alamo Square

Don't let NoPa's functional name (short for north of the Panhandle) and unassuming Victorian character deceive you: Teeming with trendy restaurants and late-night clubs, it's becoming known as the new Mission. History: NoPa used to be subsum...

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Noe Valley

History: Noe (pronounced No-Ee)0 Valley, named after original landowner José de Jesus Noe, was first developed in the early 1850s by John Meirs Horner, a Mormon farmer who gave many of the neighborhood streets their names (Elizabeth Street was...

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