7.6 out of 10

Graystone Ter, Buena Vista

37.7588911999201 -122.447529190591
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"A street just like living in a hill stations"

Living in Graystone Terrace, San Francisco

Graystone Terrace is located in the Twin Peaks' neighborhood of Clarendon Heights. It snakes out from Twin Peaks Boulevard and merges in Corbett Avenue. It has a mixture of older houses and condominiums plus it has the best Middle School in San Francisco. Other than school start and ending times, it is very quite, except some crazy people taking shortcut for Hwy 280. It has some very ugly 5 buildings of apartments and condominium, very unlike to the existing homes, which are typically two or three storied buildings.

When walking down Graystone Terrace via Corbett Avenue, the famous Castro is down the hill and about less than a mile walk. From the Twin Peaks Boulevard side it is a half a mile down hill walk to Cole Valley shops and to MUNI N-line. This area is also very well served by MUNI buses number 33, and 37. One can surely hear the 37 buses when they pass by on Corbett Avenue. As for the 5 ugly buildings made of Apartments and Condominiums there is a shortage of parking which results in Musical Parking games going on in the evenings.

During the week, Graystone Terrace is like most in the area…quiet, and quieter during the weekends and comfortable. There is very little noise from traffic and it’s a great place to live for couples and small families. During the day you will find many tourists walking up to Twin Peaks and Tank Hill for the great view of the San Francisco city and Bay plus the beautiful Golden Gate bridge and Marine Headlands.

It is about three quarters of a mile down hill walk to Golden Gate Park and very close to the Conservatory of Flowers. This is also very close to the famous Haight Street and its interesting shops and eating places. From here it is very easy to walk down to Cole Valley, Haight Street and Castro shops and restaurants and then coming back up using the good service of MUNI buses number 33 and 37, specially 37 runs all day and it has a NIGHT-OWL service.

Overall Graystone Terrace along with Villa Terrace has a great feel about it. It’s fantastic all year round with green trees and beautiful small gardens combined with modern and Spanish architecture. Housing older residents and young couples along with newly arriving single renters. One can find local residents taking their daily walk alone or with their dogs. Of course we do have some rouge residents who walk their dogs without a leash and leave their feces on the side walks all over, like any other part of the city.

Finally it boasts of having more than half a dozen of seniors at 90 plus, whom you will find walking and talking to everybody and keeping lookout for any outsiders vandalizing in the neighborhood. Overall it is very safe and great terraced area to live and enjoy for all ages.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
apramanik Forgot to mention about the Villa Terrace, which is the sister terrace(Street) to Graystone Terrace. Both the terrace originate from Twin Peaks Boulevard, then Villa Terrace merges in Graystone, which merges to Corbett Avenue. These two terraces are also connected by Pendleton Stairs, which finally goes down to Clayton Avenue below.

There are line of buildings and houses on Villa Terrace with beautiful gardens and views of San Francisco.

Come and pass by us to go to Twin Peaks top to have the fabulous views around from the top of San Francisco.
mrated Very thorough review Apramanik! Do you have any photos or videos of the street you'd like to share with us (maybe catch one of those speeders trying to get to the highway).
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