The Mission is a neighborhood that is found roughly east of central San Francisco. Its borders are, roughly, Highway 101 to the east and north, Dolores Street to the west, and Cesar Chavez Street to the south.

This neighborhood consists of many Latino families as well as young people and corporate tech employees. It is considered one of hippest and most desirable locations to live and hang out, perhaps due to its flat terrain (good for bicycles), relatively sunny weather, excellent access to public transit, and proliferation of shops, restaurants and cafes. This desirability in turn gives rise to concern to many Mission residents about the unfortunate effects of gentrification (some consider the Mission gentrification central).

The 16th Street and 24th Street BART stations are on Mission Street, which, along with Valencia Street, is the neighborhood's main street. The 16th Street Bart station has long been a hot spot for the sale of crack cocaine. The neighborhood is home to the highly popular Mission Dolores Park, whose namesake landmark Spanish mission (now called 'Misión San Francisco de Asís'), for which the entire neighbourhood is named, is located at the southwest corner of 16th Street and Dolores Streets.

The Mission is also home to many murals and street art of varying levels of permanence.

The SF Latino Heritage page has some cool history links, including this self-guided walking tour around 24th Street.

A few landmarks

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