6.0 out of 10

Greenwich St, Embarcadero

Ranked 3rd best street in Embarcadero
37.8030314485723 -122.403708743718
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Commercial street"

Battery Street is a major street in the city that serves, in my opinion, as one of the bigger commercial streets. It's not a street you live on, it's a street you work on. My mother works on Battery and it's pretty much only massive buildings like hers on the street. I feel like this is the street of banks and Fed Ex. There's a ton of traffic on this street and there's really nothing to do in the way of restaurants or bars. It's pretty much where you go to work if you're a 9-5'er. There's also a lot of hotels on Battery. My mom used to stay at Le Meridien which is a pretty sweet hotel if you're looking to stay in the area.
Public transportation is great around Battery but I suppose this goes hand in hand with it being a major player in the downtown business scene. The street is really close to the water, tourist attractions, streetcars, and shopping, though, so that's the nice thing about Battery. It's pretty central to everything you would want to do in downtown. It just
Pros
  • Convenience
  • Tons of hotels
Cons
  • Dead at night
  • Boring
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, friendly, close to everything"

Greenwich is a great place to live because it is close to everything in North Beach. Close to Washington Square Park, close to great restaurants, close to the library and Telegraph Hill. It's pretty quiet and has that neighborhood feel to it.

There are some great schools nearby, plenty of public transportation, and parks. Definitely a great place to raise a family and if you are single, a great place to access the heart and vibe of North Beach without the noise.
Pros
  • Great Views
  • Nice Tennis Courts
  • Pretty Older Buildings
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Alice Marble, Tennis Courts and a Great View"

For me, Greenwich Street is all about the tennis courts and the great view. I don't know if this street picks up in another spot in SF--I'm sure it does. But the stretch of it that is on Russian Hill where Alice Marble park is and the tennis courts is just fantastic both for living and for playing tennis. Of course it is hard keeping your eye on the ball when you have such a gorgeous view to distract you. (It's not really the sort of park that you would go to for anything other than tennis though. There are not a lot of great trails or anything like that.)

This would also be a great place to live. Just a little bit secluded from the rest of the city while still being pretty much right in the middle of things.
Pros
  • Great Views
  • Nice Tennis Courts
  • Pretty Older Buildings
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet & Friendly (For CA Standards That is)"

Greenwich Street is San Fran's version of pleasantville. It's a mostly quiet, friendly neighborhood. Mainly residential, however if that gives way to businesses the further east you travel. If you find yourself passing through Greenwich street, you'll want to stop at the Balboa Cafe or the City Tavern. There are numerous hotels on the strip, and a decent park at the end. Overall it's a nice area close to the beach and some tourist spots.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
2yrs+

"friendly street"

Greenwich Street is ver friendly. There are alot of people who help and assist you in getting situated. The street ends briefly at one point and you will need to go around the block to get back on it. The street is sometimes steep so be carful when you drive. And you may have to watch out for kids while driving.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Fun and full of entertainment"

Greenwich Street is very interesting. I was absolutely amazed how steep it was on parts of the street. Overall it is very fun and exciting. Greenwich Street takes you right through the heart of the city, which has many fun things to go see including different little shops and restaurants. There is some hustle and bustle but the scenery makes up for that.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"The Jewel of North Beach"

While walking along Greenwich street there is a spot between Jones Street and Leavenworth that you will find a supprising discovery. There nestled in the little community is what I think is the jewle of north Beach Community, Michelangelo Park, which apparently was once a victory Garden durring World War II, when the goverment was urging people to grow thier own food. Now this graden is back up and running. Even with the many improvements made by the community you can still see bits and pieces of the past including the beautiful stone reaining wall and the italina white marble brought over by the orginal Italian immigrants. This small and supprising little piece of land is a must see spot for all the gardeners with in.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Takes you through the heart of the city."

Greenwich Street runs from the Presidio to Pioneer Park, home of Coit Tower. It is not a direct shot, the street ends briefly at one point and you will need to go around the block to get back on it. It can be steep at times, so make sure your brakes are working. It travels through the heart of the city, so you will experience a little of everything, from residential to restuarants and parks.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Busy street that runs in the heart of the Embaracadero district!"

Battery Street begins at the end of Lombard Street and empties out onto Market Street. It isn’t the longest street, but it plays very important roles such as connecting Lombard and Market, arguable two of San Francisco’s most famous streets and also housing some very important buildings. Battery runs right through San Francisco’s Embarcadero District and runs straight through the Embarcadero shopping complex. This is perhaps one of the busiest parts of the city as the financial district is right around the corner.

Battery also crosses Broadway Street which is one of San Francisco’s popular night-life streets. Eventually Battery empties into the very busy Market Street in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Public transportation on Battery is ample but there is very little housing on Battery as it’s mainly office buildings and retail.

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