The Tenderloin is a neighborhood in downtown San Francisco, California. It is located on the eastern edge of the Financial District, within walking distance of Union Square. The area is named after the beef tenderloin, a cut of meat from the loin of a steer or heifer.
The Tenderloin has a long history of being a low-income and working-class district. In recent years, however, there has been an influx of highly paid technology workers, causing the cost of living to skyrocket. This has led to increased gentrification in the area, and many longtime residents have been forced to leave.