Would you say that eating dim sum is one of your favorite activities? Trick question! Eating dim sum isn’t an activity. It’s a sport! Especially when you call the Richmond District home. At the heart of this hood, Clement Street, a.k.a. the “real” Chinatown, is dim-sum-topia. Burmese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai joints are as common here as taquerias in the Mission. In addition to its heavy Chinese influence, the Richmond has deep Irish and Russian roots.

The Richmond District is a great fit for outdoorsy urbanites; Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, and Ocean and Baker beaches are fresh-air playgrounds for surfers, hikers, and beach bums.

The Richmond District’s family-oriented image gets an infusion of cool each evening as youthful locals fill the bars along Clement and Geary. Spots like the Abbey and Buckshot are bustling on weekends and new kid on the block, Richmond Republic Draught House, slings IPA’s and poutine to the high-metabolism masses.

Park Presidio divides the region into Inner and Outer Richmond and provides access to the North Bay via Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge. Geary Boulevard and California Street run east and west through the Richmond across the city, with plenty of buses to catch into central SF and beyond.