What better place to check than "Yelp", the user-review site that has taken San Francisco by storm. There are only 6 reviews, but the building gets 4.5 out of 5 stars. One of the complainers said it's "too LA" and not enough San Francisco. Well, the entire SOMA/South Beach/Mission Bay is essentially a new neighborhood, and San Francisco is an "old" town. Many people who live in SF prefer circa 1900's construction.... Edwardian and Victorian feel... but you get that in the old neighborhoods.
Just about everyone else points out two great attributes of The Palms.
First - it's location - walking distance to everything that the area has to offer including AT&T Park, Caltrains, Whole Foods is a block away, Safeway is 4. Restaurants within a block or across the street include Fringale, Zuppa, Tabu, and Bacar.
Second - the amenities in the building are over the top. A 20 seat movie theater complete with big leather chairs. A gym with a full circuit set plus some free weights. A separate Yoga studio with tons of fit balls. A business center that has free to use computers, and apparently printers too. A separate but attached conference room. A break room with a fridge, sink and vending machine... you could literally conduct a full business event given all of these amenities. On the third floor you can also find a lounge with a flat screen TV and a pool table.
As one "yelper" said, "if I didn't have to eat I'd never have to leave the building". I don't think he's heard of delivery :)
In addition to Yelp, I've been hanging out at the Palms recently so I've met several residents, all of whom give the building rave reviews. They love the location, they love the concierge and doorman service, and the overall convenience of the kind of San Francisco Condo living that the Palms offers.
The listing I have is a rare corner unit... and it faces one of the quietest streets in the area (some Yelp complaints were of living by the elevator or one of the common rooms, and on top of 4th street - all of those are on the front/western side of the building, whereas my Listing #650, is on the complete opposite side of the building facing East on the northern corner). Easy to show... if you want to see what The Palms is all about contact me and the SFisHOME Group.
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