San Francisco is a city comprised of transplants. But are there an unusual number of transplants from “back east” living in the north east part of city? Have the Marina, Russian Hill and North Beach neighborhoods become the “Northeast” area of San Francisco?
Being born and raised on the east coast provided an insight to the nuances associated with people from the Northeast. Below is a list [in no particular order] of “anthropological observations” that make a case for why this particular area of the city has become so desirable for people from the Northeast to settle in.
1] If you lose your Red Sox hat, you can easily replace it as there are normally four Boston hats in every “lost and found” at bars in Russian Hill
2] Brunch is not a meal. It’s a pastime.
3] People wear suits to bars
4] Number of areas where sailboats are visible, thus sparking off-topic nautical conversations
5] Striped shirts from the 8th grade remain in style
6] 9 times out of 10, the Dartmouth alumni reunion is held at Tonic
7] Going anywhere west of the Marina or south of Russian Hill is considered a road trip
8] If a “Bud heavy” is ordered at a bar the bartender knows what you’re asking for
9] A surfboard, largely unused and hardly scratched, is kept in a highly visible place in an apartment.
10] The insistence that Cow Hollow is an actual neighborhood
11] It’s tough to find a juke box in the Marina that doesn’t celebrate the entire musical career of Dave Matthews.