Have you ever heard of San Francisco's Tenderloin District? It's not considered the most "walkable" neighborhood but it has gotten safer over the years.
The Tenderloin borders are formed by Lower Nob Hill to the north, the Van Ness Corridor and Civic Center to the west, Union Square to the east, and Market Street to the south.
The Tenderloin is located on moderately sloping terrain. The district has grid-pattern streets that have been developed primarily with high-density housing. Many of the properties consist of 20- to 80-unit apartment buildings with minimal amenities and no on-site parking. Buildings typically are 60 to 100 years old and comprise three to six stories.
Most have relatively small unit sizes (composed mostly of studios and one-bedroom units). Shopping facilities are limited to neighborhood-serving retail storefronts. Other predominant commercial activity includes neighborhood-serving medical clinics and social service centers.
The district also includes numerous single-room occupancy hotels. Single room occupancy hotels typically rent rooms on a weekly basis. The facilities usually have shared bath facilities. They offer the lowest-priced housing in the city. Many exhibit somewhat dilapidated condition. The Tenderloin has relatively low tenant appeal. Nevertheless, apartment occupancy in the district is similar to the overall rate in the city, as rents in the Tenderloin are perhaps the lowest of any district in San Francisco.