6.3 out of 10

Bay St, Russian Hill

Ranked 5th best street in Russian Hill
37.8048259332011 -122.419887655483
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Busy city living"

Bay Street is one of those streets that is like a freeway. It's super busy with cars all the time because it connects the people from the Marina to the Embarcadero and connects the folks from North Beach to the Golden Gate Bridge.

It has a lot of tourists that pass through due to the draw of Fisherman's Wharf, the cable car line and Pier 39. There are 2 parks along Bay Street. One is a nice place to walk dogs at Bay & Hyde. The other is further West near Bay & Marina Blvd.

It's relatively safe, but it can seem a little sketchy late at night. Various homeless people walking around.

In terms of living there, there are two grocery options: Safeway, and then diagonally across the street is a Trader Joe's. Each has parking, albeit the Trader Joe's parking is tight with about 40 spots. Parking is validated as free up to 90 minutes in the Safeway lot and free in Trader Joe's lot.

There's also a Walgreen's next to the Safeway and a 24-Hour Fitness upstairs.

Close to Fisherman's Wharf, Ghiradelli Square, North Beach and the Marina.
Pros
  • Close to freeway and bridge
Cons
  • Like a freeway
  • Low income housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5
2yrs+

"The way to the Bay"

Bay Street as the name suggests leads directly to the Bay and all it has to offer. I went to a seafood resturaunt on this street that was really really good. I don't recall the name, but I know there are many more along this street that are probably just as good if not better.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Near the Bay"

Bay Street starts from Laguna Street and goes all the way to the Embarcadero. Bay street is pretty close to the San Francisco Bay and therefore the piers. The most visited pier is probably Pier 39 where Fisherman's Wharf is. There is an arcade, sea food restaurants and other sights there. Bay street also goes through North Beach, which has great italian food. There is also a shopping center that includes fast food restaurants, grocery stores, conveniece stores, etc. The Ghiiradelli Square is also nearby. There are a few parks neraby, the Russian Hill park and Joseph Conrad Park. A great aspect about this street is that is located near many great places. Overall, this street is worth visiting because of all the sights.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"direct shot to the piers"

this street starts at fillmore st and ends on the embarcadero and from there its only a left hand turn to fishermans warf aka pier 39, sightseers will want to stop at fort mason to check out the old fort.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Close to lots of action at Pier 39 and North Beach!"

Bay Street is a street along the northern end of San Francisco only a few blocks away from piers and San Francisco’s northern waterfront. It starts on the east side of San Francisco’s water front only two blocks away from the famous Pier 39, and runs westward away from more tourist attractions and more into housing. Bay Street can be very popular as it’s very close to Pier 39, Chinatown, and North Beach (Little Italy). There are plenty of stores and shops on Bay towards the eastern end of the street, but as you go west, you will run into more housing. The houses on Bay Street are very nice. My friend lives right off of Bay Street and his house is very large. The Marina District is one of San Francisco’s nicest housing districts with great views and beautiful houses.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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