The heart and soul of the Mission is its Latin community, which continues to make its presence known in the many delicious taquerias and streetside markets. However, the neighborhood is gentrifying at a fast pace, with hip cafes popping up at every corner and some of the city’s best retail clustered around Valencia Street. If you’re an art enthusiast, street art covers many walls and has become embedded in the district’s DNA. It’s a transitional time in the Mission, and it’s an exciting time to be there.