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  • Clean & Green 5/5
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Schools 4/5

"Not Just Holy Names, Theater and Views Too"

Holy Names University is at the heart of this hillside neighborhood straddling the western edge of Joaquin Miller Park. HNU is a college run by the Catholic Church. It was originally meant as a convent but has evolved. You can now study almost two dozen undergraduate subjects and the graduate programs offers a dozen masters degree programs. The college has a strong performing arts program and a growing program. The magnificent setting is also a big draw—very woodsy and with great views.... Full review
Pros
  • Great Views
  • Great Homes
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • A Bit Snobby
  • Hillside Living--Erosion etc.
  • Very Expensive
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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