Phoenix Magazine – Escape to the Coast

San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the country – in 2016, in fact, it was ranked No. 1 by GOBankingRates. It can be easy, then, to forget that San Fran was once the capital of free. Beat writers, anti-war protestors, artists and immigrants have always called the place home, managing to eke out rich lives despite having zero riches. .. Affordable and utterly cool, the Tilden was re-designed to be an oasis in the middle of the Tenderloin – AKA the last frontier in the face of San Francisco’s ever-expanding gentrification – with a hummingbird garden and a new craft cocktail bar and eatery called The Douglas Room.