8.2 out of 10

ell Camino del Mar, Presidio

Ranked 3rd best street in Presidio
37.7880686316055 -122.483011995048
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Pest Free
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
May 30, 2010

"Classic Golden Gate Bridge Views"

This is one of the coolest, under-rated spots in San Francisco. It winds through the Presidio (a unique neighborhood in the city) from China Beach to the Golden Gate Bridge. The street is home to forested areas, beach views and residential neighborhoods alike. The latter feel less bustling city and more like suburban streets, while the parklands lend the area to an almost rural feeling.

Real estate cannot possibly be cheap here, but this is to be expected of one of the most expensive cities in the country. For some reason, traffic always seems to be moving here even if there is a high volume of cars. The only *true* down side is that the junction around 101 and Highway 1 can get congested, and difficult to navigate.

But the views of the bridge make it worth it!
Pros
  • Views
  • Peaceful setting (minus the cars)
Cons
  • Prices
  • Traffic
  • A little removed from SF
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
May 30, 2010

"Another Gem in this Great City"

This unique street winds through the Presidio, on of San Francisco's most desirable and under-recognized areas. The drive takes one through Lincoln Park, which is actually governed by the National Park Service, and through some lovely suburban neighborhoods before turning into Lincoln Boulevard. The stunningly beautiful Pacific Ocean is a stone's throw away, but it is the wooded, remote area that truly makes El Camino Dell Mar a unique street in this bustling city.

The residential portion is just as unique and may cause one to ask oneself "Am I really in San Francisco?" The suburban homes could be located in almost any town (although the unique San Franciscan architecture will not let the onlooker forget their location for too long), given the spacious real estate and driveways with true garages and parking. This could easily be one of the most desirable places to live in this chaotic but cool city.

Although I have not looked at real estate prices specifically for this street, that could easily be the single biggest downfall, as is the case with many desirable areas. But if money is not a factor, this could be a great spot to raise a family.
Pros
  • Peaceful (for San Francisco)
  • Scenic
  • Large homes
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
Feb 18, 2010

"Great Views of China Beach, If you can find a spot to look."

If you're lucky enough to be travelling on Lincoln during a day when commuters aren't racing to get to or from work, it offers one of the best views of China Beach, and the Golden Gate Bridge. There is an unofficial rest area by Battery Crossby Rd, and you can usually park your car there for a bit to take a few snapshots.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
Dec 18, 2008

"Busy street, but great views!"

Lincoln Blvd is a main street and can get congested with traffic during the day. Despite this, there are places on Lincoln that are extremely serene and beautiful. There is an awesome place to take a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge from Lincoln Blvd. You will most likely recognize the angle when you take a picture! Definitely worth the drive to take an awesome picture and see the amazing view.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
Sep 01, 2008

"Postcard view of the Golden Gate"

Lincoln Blvd. is the most famous place to take a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge from the city side of the bay. The turnout off the 101 is closest to the Bridge and has nice flowers in the foreground that are well maintained year round. Wild blackberries are along the hillside free for the adventurous.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
Jun 14, 2008

"Peaceful and Really Beautiful"

Lincoln Boulevard is a very nice place to go and have a nice walk our bike ride. From Lincoln you can access Baker beach and get really close to the Golden Gate Bridge. The views are really great and this really good place too visits and gets a nice view of the bridge. There are a lot of trees surrounding this street and its really nice and it has a really nice essence. I would really suggest you visting here. If you have a family this would be nice because it is really peaceful and beautiful.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
May 13, 2008

"Access to the Presidio."

The Presidio is a vast, undeveloped military complex-turned urban parkway, and Lincoln Blvd. winds right through the middle of it. While Lincoln is the main automobile artery & can get quite busy, the side streets in the Presidio tend to be quiet & shady for excellent biking & walking.

You can pedal from here to the West Peninsula beaches, Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge & beyond.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
Apr 30, 2008

"This street is made of honor..."

I kinda feel bad for this street. I don't think it gets as much recognition as it should. It's one of those "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride" streets, and I think it dserves the honor of more. This quite quiet street is home to the Legion of Honor Museum, whcih is a great tourist experience. It is also the home of Lincoln Park (not the band - that's Linkin Park). Overall, El Camino del Mar Avenue, if you can remember the name, is a great place to visit.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

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