Market street is a major street and well known thoroughfare in San Francisco, California. The street has been around since the days when San Francisco was called Yerba Buena. Today Market Street is the host of several of the city's biggest events. On New Year's Eve in 1999 over 1.2 million people flooded Market Street to celebrate the new millennium. The area has seen its fair share of festivals, parades, and events celebrating and advocating a variety of celebrations and causes.
When the city's major league baseball team, the San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series the street became crowded with celebratory fans enjoying the victory in the street. The victory parade included a trip down Market Street. The area is filled with various shops, restaurants, and office buildings. Since it is a main transportation artery all of the public transportation services use it. The entire upper Market neighborhood has become a popular place to live and has some of the city's highest real estate prices, which include some of the most expensive homes in the country on a cost per square foot basis.
Market Street has undergone various renovations over the years during the evolution of the city.