8.6 out of 10

Broadway St, Pacific Heights

37.7943341774648 -122.434387041942
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 5/5

"Wow. What a stunning street"

Broadway is always a crazy street in every city because it's usually one of the biggest. But, Broadway in San Francisco kind of blows my mind. It changes so drastically once you enter the neighborhood of Pacific Heights. I hadn't been down this street in a while and I had completely forgotten how stunningly beautiful it is. And, how ridiculously big the houses are. Broadway is a serious money street. I don't think I've ever seen bigger houses in any other neighborhood of any other city I've lived in. I just sort of stare at the houses with my jaw dropped because they are all humongous. I mean, the word, "mansion" doesn't even apply. They legitimately all look like castles. What do you do with that much house?

Being that this is the most expensive (and opulent) neighborhood in one of the most expensive cities in the country, these castles aren't even expensive: they're worth the price of a small country or island. I think the cheap ones go for about 20 million dollars. So, everyone that lives in this neighborhood is filthy stinking rich. And, because there's such a serious amount of money on this street, it is quite stuffy. There's not exactly a lot of gajillionaires that enjoy letting loose, if you know what I mean. It's also pretty sleepy on this street considering it's just palaces and trees and sweeping views. There aren't any bars or restaurants and the average age is kinda up there so it's really quiet all the time. I'm also pretty sure that if you even rev your engine on this street, someone will call the cops. So, Broadway isn't a hang out street or a place for young people but if you have this kind of money, you can buy your own funhouse so who cares.

The view from Broadway is spectacular. Just about every house has a water view but the houses on the west side of the street look like they're at the edge of a cliff in a Victorian romance story. It's just sweeping ocean. There's a lot of green on this street which I found counterintuitive for any street called Broadway. I can't stress enough how beautiful this street is.

Besides the snobbery and sleepy kind of energy, one of the other downfalls of this street is the steepness. Yeah, ok, a lot of streets in San Francisco are steep but it scares me. All of these crazy expensive cars are parked on a street with an insane incline. It seems like a recipe for disaster and I don't ever park on streets like that.
  • Insanely beautiful
  • Great Views
  • Quiet
  • Ridiculously expensive
  • Little snobby
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

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