"Watch out for Traffic Cops"
Be careful of your left turns! This street, particularly at the junction of Holloway, by San Francisco State University, is heavily patrolled by police who are not shy about letting you know if you did something wrong. This is certainly not Coast Highway 1 as it is in other parts of the Bay Area, but it is an adventure to drive on, and somewhat representative of the city. Western San Francisco may not have quite the hustle/bustle of the eastern part, home of Union Square, Japantown, Fisherman's Wharf, Little Italy, the Mission, Castro District, and Chinatown, among others - but it has its own semi-residential, semi-urban flare. With easy access to both the beach and the busier parts of the city, this is certainly not a bad place to live.
I would normally say that parking is abysmal, but, considering this is at the junction of a university campus in a very urban setting, it's actually not terrible. I've always been able to find free (albeit time-sensitive) parking within a five-minute walk of wherever I have needed to go. North of the university, shopping centers are prevalent and through Golden Gate Heights, before turning into Park Presidio Boulevard and eventually the Golden Gate Bridge.
So while this may not be the most exciting street in the city, it does offer a fair amount of diversity. But then again, I love San Francisco and I love green, so I'm biased :)
- Access to Beach
- Relatively affordable
- Stop & Go Traffic
- No left turns
"A good short cut through town."
Traffic on this road seemed to at least have somewhere to be. Driving through San Fran can be crazy. This road was a good place to cut through the mess and get somewhere. I wouldn't want to have a property that used this as an access, though. It's a busy and not very walkable street.
"One busy street!"
I went to school here. It was always crowded and congested, long wait time. But it's expected though since it's one of the main roads leading to Golden Gate Park. You could experience students jaywalking across the road. I gave up driving to school after the first week. A few good things worth to mention are that it has a public transportation, and a big used bookstore and a big mall nearby the university.
"Rushed and Busy"
19th Avenue is often congested between the times of 8:30 to 9am. Running out of the freeway from Daly City, one might encounter traffic even though there may not be a traffic accident. Once past Sloat Blvd, traffic flows smoothly, perhaps because of the slow traffic lights in other directions. Don’t forget that the speed limit on this street has changed from 35 to 30miles per hour! The 28 bus line runs along this path. On this route, one would encounter the 29 line, the M line, the 23 line, the L line, the 48 line, and the N line. Most students take advantage of the 28 bus line in the morning, for they have to get to school on time. Once past Lincoln way, 19th Avenue becomes Park Presidio Blvd.
- Families with kids
"19th Avenue, aka Highway 1"
Nineteenth Avenue is one busy, hectic street. This street is essentially part of Highway 1, which explains the constant high volume of traffic that occurs every single day. There are always a lot of cars going in both directions. An interesting thing to note is that many people who live on this street park their cars half on the curb to make room for the road. 19th avenue basically extends from Holloway Avenue by San Francisco State to Lake Street in the Richmond District. However, Highway 1 itself merges from 19th avenue onto 14th avenue once you drive out of Golden Gate Park and into the Richmond. The 28 and 28 Limited lines go on the majority of 19th avenue as a bus route. They come very often and also add to the noise and bustle of the street. As for attractions, there is nothing particularly beautiful or breathtaking to see. However, I will note a few things worth mentioning. Sava Pool on 19th and Wawona are almost done remodeling (they were closed for about a year), and the new structure is much more aesthetically appealing. 19th Avenue just runs along the back of Stonestown Galleria and the front of San Francisco State. There are mostly gas stations running along this avenue.
"Always Congested and Chaotic"
19th Avenue is such a horrible street!! This is the main street that takes you to the Golden Gate Bridge. There is always traffic and it is also dangerous to walk across if you are a pedestrian. Many accidents and deaths have occured along this street because of all the cars. Overall, this is a very hectic street. The houses along 19th Avenue are relatively nice but I would not recommend living on this street because it is extremely difficult and dangerous to pull in and out of your garage. Also for families with children, such as mine it is scary to even let them go out to the front of the house alone.The house on the streets off of 19th Ave. are just as nice and in a calmer and safer location. The houses around this area are great for couples and retirees. 19th is a little chaotic to me for family with young children
"19th Ave Hustling and Bustling"
19th Ave is one of the busiest and major areas in San Francisco. It has some fairly old houses and apartments (dating back no earlier than the 1920s) that are privileged to be located around convenient public transportation. There are many small oriental businesses and public school on and around 19th Ave. It is always congested with traffic, especially during the week days, but not as much during the weekends. In general 19th Ave and its cross streets have a moderate reputation for being neighborhoods that offer a moderate environment for senior citizens and families. Perhaps couples and singles who enjoy more of the night life would not find that type of night time activity in this area. 19th Ave extends from the Sunset District to the Richmond and Marina Districts of San Francisco, all of which have good reputations.
- Families with kids
"19th Avenue - A Dangerous and Congested Street"
19th Avenue runs from north to south, prominently in the Sunset district on the west side of San Francisco. When it reaches Golden Gate Park, 19th Avenue transitions into Park Presdio which runs all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marina. On 19th Avenue, there is often traffic and congestion of vehicles, not to mention dangerous conditions for driving too. It is widely known as a dangerous street because of the many car and pedestrian accidents that occur on it every year. Heading south on 19th Avenue will take you to the Stonestown mall and San Francisco State University, and if you go further, you will go on the Junipero Serra freeway. If you choose to travel on public transportation on 19th Avenue, choose the 28-Muni line which goes from Daly City on 19th Avenue to the Richmond district on Park Presidio.
"A very busy, sometimes slow, sometimes fast, avenue"
19th Avenue is a busy commuter’s road. Traffic jams and accidents are common on this avenue. Traffic jams usually occur in the morning as people go to work and at night as people go home. 19th Avenue also leads to the Golden Gate Bridge as you head north. As you head south (away from Golden Gate Park) you will reach Stonestown, a great shopping center. 19th Avenue is home to the 28 Muni bus. The last stop of the 28 Bus ends at Daly City, from there you can walk a few blocks to Junipero Serra Blvd to reach Century Daly City 20 Theatre. Around the movie theatre is a buffet restaurant, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coldstone Ice Cream, Fuddruckers, and many other restaurants. Busy cross sections that you’ll come by are Judah, Noriega, and Taraval.
"Busiest street of San Francisco"
19th Avenue is a very busy street in San Francisco. The street is very noisy and crowded. There is a Mini metro station is located in the street. It is very dangerous to drive on this street. It is a accident prone street with a number of accidents taking place on it.The street is eight lanes wide and five miles Long.
"Cluttered and noisy avenue"
It is one of the busiest and crowded streets of San Francisco. Since it is the busiest street with cars speeding up and down several measures have been taken up to avoid traffic accidents. Traffic is much more eased on weekends. But still it would be a dangerous place to live in. Life cannot be fun down here.
"Busy And No Left Turns!"
The fact that you cannot make a left turn on 19th Avenue, no matter which way you are headed, is a huge annoyance. But 19th Avenue is basically only used to quickly get from Golden Gate Park to the South end of the city. In fact, you can follow it all the way to the freeway which will take you to Daly City and beyond. Still, it would be nice to be able to make left hand turns, if not on every street, on a few. Not a good place to live. Way too busy and dangerous. But a good way to quickly get from North to South.
- Families with kids
"Nice 'on your way' spot"
19th Avenue is one of the highest volume streets in San Francisco. Primarily, a route to San Francisco State University.Great view of the Golden Gate and part of State Route 1.
"Very busy and compacted"
19th avenue is a wide, 6 lane street. It is always busy. It runs from Golden Gate Park out to the intersection with Junipero Sera, from there it turns into Highway 1 going through Daly City. I would not ever want to live on this street. There are constantly cars zooming by your house and it is extremely hard to back out of your driveway or to feel safe about your kids running around. This street has had multiple cases of cars hitting pedestrians. It is usually one of the fastest ways to get places however if there is an accident or too many cars it is difficult to get off and moves very slowly. There is a bus line that runs up and down it called the 28. It runs pretty frequently but is usually completely packed. There is a shopping mall and San Francisco State located near the Daly City end of the street. I personally get a very dirty vibe from the street and usually try to avoid it whenever I can, even if it means driving a few more blocks.
"One of San Francisco's main street that connects to nearly the entire city!"
19th Avenue is one of San Francisco’s busiest streets. 19th Ave runs from the edge of Golden Gate Park all the way to Daly City. 19th Avenue is a daily street for hundreds of thousands of commuters. People coming from Marin County and the Golden Gate Bridge will eventually merge onto 19th Avenue.
Although famous for its connection with most of the city, 19th Avenue has many residential houses especially in the Sunset District area. There are hospitals, schools, and restaurants. Larsen Park sits on 19th Avenue and Vicente Street. It is a nice park with a baseball field, basketball courts, playground structures, and lots of green!
The public transportation on 19th Avenue is excellent as there is a bus that runs straight down 19th and connects with almost every bus in the city. 19th Avenue may not be the ideal street to live on because of its noise and traffic.
- Families with kids
"Prime Street, The main street to Golden Gate Bridge from highway 280"
This 19th Ave is always busy, its the main street to Golden Gate Bridge, and somehow the price for the houses around the area is still high and always high. Close to Stonestown Shopping Mall and San Francisco State University. Public transportation is always easy, MUNI M line will take to to downtown San Francisco or bus 29, 28 always passing by.
Make sure you don't run the red light at the intersection of 19th Ave and Sloat Blvd, 4 cameras at the traffic light will caught you!!!
Parking is not easy since its a busy street, you will need to turn around 2 blocks to find the parking.
- Families with kids