Who We Are

We are a group of people who are passionate about the area of San Francisco called Western SoMa. Whether you live here, work here, or just passing through – the group is open to all. 

Western SoMa is the area bounded by 6th Street and 13th Street, Mission Street and Bryant Street.

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Western SoMa is home to much nightlife and business – including San Francisco’s only after-hours club and multiple Michelin star restaurants – retail, commercial and light industry. Several schools are located here, as well as many of San Francisco’s historic residential enclave districts. It is an area defined by the diversity of uses that make it up.

SoMa is a major economic engine for the city, and is doing the most of any neighborhood to address the housing crisis. In past years SoMa has added almost as many new housing units as the rest of the city put together. The area continues to develop rapidly. 

The SoMa Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage District was established in 2016. In 2018, SoMa was designated the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District. It is also home to the world-famous Folsom Street Fair.