The Marina District: San Francisco’s Youngest Neighborhood

Panoramic of the Palace of Fine Arts at dusk in San Francisco, California, USA

First developed as the site for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Franciscans are just as proud of the Marina District’s beauty today.  The Junior League of San Francisco will hold its 20th Annual Home Tour in San Francisco’s youngest neighborhood, the Marina, on October 17 & 18, 2014. A few homes on the tour overlook the iconic Palace of Fine Arts, the only remaining building from the exposition. Also on the tour, two of the one hundred single-family homes that line Marina Boulevard overlooking the Marina Green.

The Marina neighborhood has a young vibe and esthetic; its bars, shops and restaurants are filled with attractive people under 40, both married and single. It is one of San Francisco’s most sought-after residential neighborhoods. Situated on what was once marshland, sand dunes and rubble, the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake sparked a devastating fire in the Marina. Since then, many of its businesses, apartment buildings and homes were rebuilt following new standards of earthquake-sturdy construction.

The Junior League’s 20th Annual Home Tour, Anchored in Tradition, starts with a Preview Gala on October 17:

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Guests check-in at the San Francisco Film Centre, 39 Mesa Street in the Presidio; luxury vehicles available to transport guests to each of the homes on tour

7:00 pm Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the San Francisco Film Centre in the Presidio

9:00 pm – midnight Dancing to the PopRocks at San Francisco Film Centre in the Presidio

Home Tour on October 18

9:00 am – 4:00 pm VIP ticket holders have access to all four homes and refreshments and entertainment all day at the VIP house

10:00 am – 4:00 pm General admission tour of four private homes in the Marina District

Meet the Home Tour event chair, Leah Rodriguez. Click here for tickets and additional information.

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