5.8 out of 10

Gough St, Civic Center

Ranked 11th best street in Civic Center
37.7852923306476 -122.424677341397
Great for
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students


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

"An alternative free way out of the city"

Gough is another one of those super busy streets that acts more like a freeway than a street. It stretches from Bay St at Fort Mason to the 101 Freeway. It's used as an alternative to folks who drive and want to get out of the city with less bumper to bumper traffic than Van Ness Avenue. It's extremely hilly (up and down) so if you have a manual (stick shift) car I'd avoid it if I were you unless you exude confidence on the hills.

Although it's an alternative to going South, it is two way up until Sacramento and then it turns into one way all the way to the 101 freeway.

It does run along a nice park (Lafayette Park) which is quite large and beautiful. Good for walks (again hilly) and good for dogs.
  • Good alternative to getting to freeway
  • Busy street
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students

"Milk Man on Horse back"

Gough Street in San Francisco, California was named after a very popular milk man with a name of Charles H. Gough. In the early 1850's this spritly man deliverd milk for the residents on horse back. In 1855 he was asked by the city to make the street lay out. To the left of Larkin street He named the street after himself. This residential area takes pride in there milk from Gough, although most people do not know why the name of their street is Gough street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
goughfamily Charles Hays Gough and Harry O'Brien Gough (identical twins), and their younger brothers William "Thomas" Gough and Harrison "Dorsey" Gough were 4 brothers who arrived early in San Francisco. Charley arrived in July 1849. He named Gough Street after himself and Octavia after his Maryland sister, Octavia Gough Dallam. As far as I know, only Wm Thomas Gough married, but left no children. The 4 gough brothers were my great-great grandparents' first cousins.
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"Gough Has Its Ups and Downs...Literally"

Gough is another popular street to get around quickly on. It passes over some steep hills, so driving along it can be quite fun. It's kind of like a mini roller coaster ride. It's pretty uninteresting until you get down toward Market St. and Hayes Valley. Then Gough fills up with bookstores and cafes and all sorts of little hang outs. There's a Walgreen's here as well, which comes in handy for everyday necessities.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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