About The Downtown District
A Rich History and Bright Future
A pillar of Union Square, the Tilden stands amidst an eclectic neighborhood which began booming in the Depression Era as an affordable neighborhood for working class and creatively-driven San Franciscans. Today, Downtown San Francisco and Union Square remain a hub for artists and musicians while maintaining its working class roots and displaying the city's historic grit. Embracing a new wave of artists, galleries restaurants, bars, cafes, and an influx of new development and activity, Union Square is set in the heart of the Downtown district, within distance of some of San Francisco's other exciting neighborhoods, including Nob Hill, Russian Hill, SoMa, Hayes Valley, and Pacific Heights.