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Old 11-19-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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Hi there,

I plan to move to the city soon and was going to sign a lease for an apartment at filbet/fillmore. I am getting concerned, however, because I have heard the fillmore bus brings in a rough crowd sometimes, and i walked through last night and felt a little uncomfortable. Is it fine to live there, or should I head further into a residential zone e.g. Russian Hill?

Please leave all snickering comments about the Marina/Cow Hollow out of this Thank you for your help!
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I don't think you shouldn't sign a lease anywhere you feel unsafe. I'd suggest looking until you find somewhere you feel comfortable.

That said, I wouldn't feel unsafe in that area. The sketchy parts of Fillmore are way south, past Geary. Yes, the bus goes there, but I think every bus in the City must pass through a bad neighborhood at some point in its route.

I would be more concerned about noise in that location, myself.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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I don't think you shouldn't sign a lease anywhere you feel unsafe. I'd suggest looking until you find somewhere you feel comfortable.

That said, I wouldn't feel unsafe in that area. The sketchy parts of Fillmore are way south, past Geary. Yes, the bus goes there, but I think every bus in the City must pass through a bad neighborhood at some point in its route.

I would be more concerned about noise in that location, myself.

I would modify that to being above California... you have some not-so-nice projects all around the vicinity of the part of Fillmore between California and Geary:

Sutter & Broderick - Google Maps


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Old 11-19-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I would modify that to being above California... you have some not-so-nice projects all around the vicinity of the part of Fillmore between California and Geary:
Huh! Those projects sure are sprinkled all over the place, aren't they?

Though, still, that's pretty far from Filbert.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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Thanks for your help! I think part of my problem is acclimating to a new city vibe. I am used to Chicago where it has a different feel, streets are super bright and packed at night, etc. So I think my radar is a little off.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I am also moving from Chicago! I know what you mean. The density in the S.F. neighborhoods I checked out was not high enough to make the nearby streets seem lively... or even inhabited, late. It's like everyone goes to bed early. You get the occasional person headed to pick something up at a Walgreens, a few young couples, some dog walkers, and the local homeless dudes settling down for the night. Combine that with minimal street lighting and some fog and it can feel pretty creepy. And that's at like... 7pm!

North Beach had what seemed like Chicago "normal" levels of busy-ness, but it's mostly tourists. If that's what you'd be more comfortable with, you might investigate around there... though I suspect it would get tiring after a while.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:31 PM
 
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Wait, filbert and fillmore is in Marina. I just looked at the map, its literally two blocks from Matrix Fillmore (night club/lounge) and Pizza Orgasmica (which I believe is open very late at night). Not to sound cliche, but isn't "the only thing to feel scared off in this area" will be drunk yuppies and loud partying.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Unless you can afford to live in a place like Seacliff, Filbert and Fillmore is going to be about as safe as it gets in the city. I don't think you have anything to worry about at all. Its not like the crazies hop on the bus and ride it to the nice parts of towns just to f*** with people.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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Filbert and Fillmore is the land of the 1%ers.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:14 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Just don't leave your 401(k) lying around out in the open. Those yuppie stockbroker vultures will tear it to shreds. Animals.
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