Renaming San Francisco Neighborhoods (Little Hollywood Gets The Nod)

Some of the new monikers have bubbled up from popular culture, others have the whiff of real estate marketing euphemism, and some are a return to names that stuck despite trendsetters’ efforts to change them.

Since Realtors have been given the power to rename some of San Francisco’s neighborhoods, we thought we’d share the one we think could most increase property values in that area, by name alone:


You too could be neighbors with the stars and you no longer have to go to Los Angeles to do so. Imagine that!

SFGate Map Mashup for new ‘hoods []
Familiar S.F. Neighborhoods gain new names []

12 thoughts on “Renaming San Francisco Neighborhoods (Little Hollywood Gets The Nod)

  1. Little Hollywood got its name back in the 60’s so its hardly new…of course you carpet-bagging transplants wouldn’t know that now would you.

    [Editor’s Note: But until now it didn’t get mentioned on the map…]

  2. actually Little Hollywood got its name much earlier than the sixties…named after the “hollywood style’ bungalows in the area. I’m just saying, if you want to make comments you might want to know what the fuck you’re talking about.

  3. Thank you for your charming and illuminating response ‘the local.’

    Perhaps now, we should refer to that sector of The City as ‘The Sh-thole’ since so much of it is a wasteland.

    Oh, and FYI: Life-long resident of SF born in the 70s so pardon me if my knowledge pales compared to yours.

  4. Maybe a better name for Little Hollywood is Place Where Sensitive Little Cursing Angry Men Live.

  5. Found this site at 4 AM when I couldn’t sleep… laughed my ass off from both your comments… and we’re a country of transplants, the local, it’s our strength and weakness, but it is without a doubt who we are… it’s the American experience to move away from your home, for whatever reason, and take a chance on a different life somewhere new… try it sometime, you’ll be a better person for it.

  6. Little Hollywood was the name of a squatter’s district of floating houses in Olympia Washington that existed for several generations on the Deschutes River estuary, and was made to disappear so the city could bring in the Army core of engineers to destroy the estuary with a dam and create Capitol Lake, as a reflecting pool for the majestic Capitol Building. Apparently other floathouse communities in the northwest had that name as well, for some reason.

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