Upper Fillmore is a section of Fillmore Street in San Francisco which is part of the Fillmore neighborhood. In the early 1800's Fillmore was a Jewish neighborhood filled with a few houses surrounded by farm land. In 1942 the area became a predominantly African American neighborhood along with some Japanese immigrants. The area has undergone several redevelopments over the years without much success. However, the most recent redevelopment has yielded some success by turning Upper Fillmore and the area at large a jazz vibe filled with jazz clubs, shopping, and urban restaurants. The historic Fillmore Auditorium is located in the area which attracts a wide variety of renowned musical artists.
The area attracts tourists and is popular with some locals although many locals stay away as they feel the area is filled with overpriced shops. The Fillmore area is quite active during the summer months as there is a farmers market in the Fillmore plaza along with live musical acts and other forms of outdoor entertainment. The retail shops are a mixture of national chain stores along with locally owned businesses. The restaurants are also a mixture of chain establishments combined with local dining choices.