7.8 out of 10

Diamond St, Noe Valley

Ranked 3rd best street in Noe Valley
37.7463845993822 -122.435843216968
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Not great for
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
Jul 28, 2010

"Not sure about this one..."

Diamond Street is probably one of the better streets in Glen Park/Portola, in terms of actually having things to do. I wound up here by accident one night as I was in the area and in search of dinner, and my GPS actually sent me here. There is a liquor store/deli, a Mexican restaurant with decent reviews, and a great frozen yogurt shop.

Parking sucks, which is understandable when you have a street that has something going on in the middle of a residential, car-friendly neighborhood, and many of the surrounding streets are one-ways or small side streets, making it easy to get turned around if you don't know the area.

The biggest problem I had was an encounter with a fairly aggressive homeless guy. He started asking me where I was going and insisted on following me when I walked away. Eventually I turned into a shop, but he was pretty persistent. This could be scary for some people.
Pros
  • Restaurants
  • Easy access from 101/280
Cons
  • A little sketchy at night
  • Panhandlers
  • Removed from downtown SF
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
May 19, 2010

"The section in Glen Park is quite boring"

Diamond Street lies in the middle section of the big hill residing in Glen Park. When I first came by this street, it was very quiet. Quiet in a good way such as being able to read a book outside, there isn’t much noise from the city here, it is calm. However, there are MUNI bus stops on this street, which may create some noise from time to time. With the MUNI bus though you could get out of this residential neighborhood and visit some of the restaurants and bars at Noe Valley and Bernal Heights. There is also a couple parks and a playground nearby, great to take strolls through.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
Feb 20, 2010

"From Market to 30th (Castro to Noe Valley)"

I don't know much about Diamond as it winds through Glen Park, but the portion that runs through the Castro and Noe Valley is quiet, leafy, and super hilly. A nice place to walk if you want a workout, as it has much less traffic than Castro, one street to the east--but I've never seen *too* many other folks out there braving the inclines! :) Diamond is the uppermost border of the 24th st. Noe Valley corridor, and in that area there are some nice upscale cafes, restaurants, and Italian delis.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
May 23, 2009

"Beautiful in everyway."

We stayed on this street when i was visiting and it didn’t disappoint. One thing i love about it is that there is no graffiti and it seems like a very nice place to raise family. Personally I also love the name diamond street it just sounds so protective and safe. It looks beautiful as well.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
Feb 26, 2009

"Busier street in Glen Park; full of life"

Diamond St. is located in the Glen Park District. It is a residential street mostly. It is located in a very safe and friendly neighborhood. It is pretty quiet usually but it can be a bit busy down by Bosworth. That is because there are many businesses and stores on Bosworth. Also there are many connections to bus lines and the BART station. There is access to the 44, 52, and 23 muni bus lines from this street. It is overall a very friendly local street and it has a couple good restaurants
5/5
Apr 28, 2008

"A breath of fresh air"

This street has all the safety and warmth of living in the county but still has all of the conveniences of the city. You can go to a park, drive down the road to do some shopping, or you can even sit out on your stoop and just enjoy the silence.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 25, 2008

"Superior Street embodies all the best attributes of San Francisco"

Views, superb weather, parks, open space, great shopping (with parking!) Ease of access to freeways, transportation, extremely quiet and safe. One day a visitor drove away without her briefcase (it was on the sidewalk). Still there an hour later -

The Walter Haas park is one of the secret treasures of the neighborhood - brand new recreation facilities, dog run, sports fields, kid activity center all with a drop-dead view of downtown laid out below. there are always families with kids hosting birthday parties every weekend.

Three new neighborhood libraries have just opened. Drive from Glen Park to the Castro on Diamond.
It's a tour of the best quality of life villages of San Francisco.
The most sunny days of any view ridge in San Francisco
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 31, 2007

"Quiet and safe"

Quiet and safe street. UPS leaves packages on the stoop all day, no graffiti, no bad smells, no violent crime.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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