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

I have relatives who live around Sunnyside, and in order to get to their house, I’d have to pass through Sunnyside. In a few words, the neighborhood isn’t all that bad. Sunnyside is a small little neighborhood that lies between neighborhoods that have suburban-ish and elegant high class homes. And because Sunnyside lies between such fancy neighborhoods, it is often forgotten in a sense. The reason I say this is because the homes in Sunnyside are your typical economic San Francisco homes, they stand right next to each other, much like the homes in the Sunset, and many other neighborhoods of San Francisco. Aside from living in houses in Sunnyside, there isn’t anything in the neighborhood. If you look around you’ll find an abundance of schools, or rather, a few schools. Here you have Sunnyside Elementary School, St. Finn Barr School, a Catholic school, Riordan High, and City College of San Francisco. Actually, there is a abundance of schools near Sunnyside, on the other side of Ocean Avenue.

Speaking of Ocean Avenue, Sunnyside is very close to this street of restaurants and small shops, however you’ll have to drive by the City College of San Francisco. I have eaten at the local Chinese restaurants on Ocean Avenue with my relatives when I visit them at Sunnyside. The atmosphere of Sunnyside is calm and peaceful, which makes it a great living environment for many.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"High point at Coit Tower"

What there is to see in Telegraph Hill definitely holds its neighborhood name true. For one, the Coit Tower, probably at the highest point of Telegraph Hill. Coit Tower definitely towers over the north-east of San Francisco and can be seen from any points/areas of San Francisco. The Coit Tower is actually a very frequented landmark of San Francisco by tourists. Just like the twisting streets of Lombard Street, the Coit Tower is just as big as a feat to see. Actually, most of the time, tourists will visit both Lombard Street and Coit Tower, as they are not far from each other, and many tourists like to take the Cable Car from one point to the other and vice versa. If you’re looking for places to spend money at in Telegraph Hill, you are also not far from doing so. On Bay Street and Stockton Street is the Northpoint Centre Shopping Center. Beyong this shopping center and closer to the waters is Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, here tourists and San Franciscans can spend a day here without being bored. There’s so much to do. If you’re ever in this area, you should also head to the Aquarium of the Bay where you’ll see marine life like you’ve never seen it before.

Most of the eastern side of San Francisco is busy and bustling with cars, tourism, and people in general. Living in Telegraph Hill is great for those who love to live in an active environment where you get the feeling that the world around you is busy and is moving constantly.
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A dangerous neighborhood located near other dangerous neighborhoods"

Visitacion Valley has a bad reputation as a neighborhood, and in reality, it definitely isn’t one of San Francisco’s safest neighborhoods. Visitacion Valley lies on the outer edge of San Francisco near Daly City. One of the main or most probable reasons as to why violence occurs in Visitation Valley is because it lies right next to Bayview and Silver Terrace. These two neighborhoods itself aren’t the best in San Francisco and have been known to contain violence and gang activity, worse would be even Hunter’s Point, on the other side of Bayview. The whole southeastern side of San Francisco has a general makeup of such violence.

I wouldn’t recommend living here as it isn’t the safest place to live, especially when you’re trying to raise a family, you would definitely want to reconsider. There are definitely thefts in this neighborhood you will want to park your car in your garage. I’d say that this neighborhood is mostly for those of lower economic status because home prices here aren’t as high due to the bad reputation of Visitacion Valley. You shouldn’t really have a reason to come by this neighborhood unless you’re trying to reach Daly City or live in this area. By all means don’t come to this neighborhood expecting fun and high spirited residents.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A fun little neighborhood!"

Whenever I think or hear about West Portal, I instantly think about religion, due to the fact that the West Portal Lutheran Church lies in this neighborhood. Aside from my personal remarks about West Portal, this neighborhood itself is always on the move, this is because of the fact that there is a MUNI tunnel leading out to the West Portal neighborhood, and this is the West Portal Station. And wherever any neighborhood has a big MUNI station, there tends to be loads and loads of commuters in the area/neighborhood, and West Portal is definitely one of them. The three MUNI trains that go through this station is the K, L, and T trains. There are also several buses that pass through here as well.

This large MUNI station isn’t the only reason for the plethora of people in this neighborhood; it is also because of all the shops, restaurants, and cafes on West Portal Avenue. I forget the name of the little ice cream shop in this neighborhood, but that was one of my favorite places to go in West Portal.

There is also an Edible Arrangements store in West Portal, your friends and relatives would love to receive something from here on special days.

Living in West Portal is great as you get a good sense of community as you go around this lively neighborhood.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Home to AT&T Park and many things to do in and around"

South Beach is a bustling and busy neighborhood on home games at AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants. And on these days you’ll see hundreds of people decked out in orange gear, it’s quite a sight to see as you drive by on the Embarcadero, you’ll even see them cheering for the Giants even before the game starts. Though, the mood really changes on game days, whenever body is in their orange gear, it’s like everyone is family, all the fans are friendly with one another whether or not they know each other. There is also a large number of boats on the waters right next to South Beach, mostly those who wanted to catch a home run ball from a Giants game.

There are a lot of great restaurants and bars in South Beach, great place to celebrate a Giants victory. And if you’re looking for more, you won’t have to go far as there are tons in Downtown San Francisco, which is only 15-20 drive to, depending on the traffic.

West of South Beach is a lot to do, and I’m speaking truthfully, there is so much to do that you won’t be able to do it all in a day. Just a bit west of South Beach, you will find several museums, such as, Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco. I’ve only been to the Museum of Modern Art, which I really enjoyed. In the same area, you will also find the Yerba Buena Gardens or center. There you have bowling and ice skating. Lastly you have the Westfield Shopping Center, which is the most trendy and hip place to go shopping nowadays for San Franciscans, it’s still relatively new compared to other shopping centers.
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A bad neighborhood located next to more bad neighborhoods"

Silver Terrace isn’t that great of a neighborhood. I myself have done some construction work there with my father, and have also taken the SATs there at Thurgood Marshall High School. And for every time I’ve been there, I have always done a take-back or two, in other words, I’ve always looked behind me and around me, to make sure I know my surroundings. I do this because of the way I’ve been raised by my parents and from their experiences in Silver Terrace. My parents have lived in San Francisco for nearly 30 years so I trust their words. And it’s quite true to some extent from what I’ve experienced during my time there.

The neighborhood is quite shady to be honest. It lies right next to Bayview and Hunters Point, and much of the bad things that happen in Silver Terrace are mostly influenced by these two neighborhoods.

A good thing about Silver Terrace is the abundance of restaurants there. Aside from all the bad things about Silver Terrace, the neighborhood itself is known for its food. There’s a large variety of food to choose from, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, etc. you name it.

Living in this neighborhood, I’d personally think twice about it; this is due to the reputation Silver Terrace has. Some San Franciscans who don’t live in Silver Terrace regard it as a shady or bad neighborhood. I have a family friend who lives there who also thinks the same. The living cost there isn’t as high in other parts of San Francisco due to the nature of the location, which could be a good starting location for new San Franciscans.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Wealthy neighborhood, home to a celebrity or two"

Sea Cliff is a beautiful neighborhood mainly for the higher class or wealthy people. Just coming into this neighborhood you can already feel the presence of the rich, or just by looking at the house. If there is anything noticeable this neighborhood, it would definitely have to be the homes. All the houses here have a sophisticated look to them, most have a olden- style feel to them, especially one home in particular. On El Camino Del Mar is where the largest house (I’d say) in the neighborhood resides. This home is owned by Robin Williams, which many San Franciscans know him as Mrs. Doubtfire. That home in particular looks like a mini-mansion, it is even a gated home, all this really shows the true colors of the Sea Cliff, it screams “high class.”

What’s also great about the Sea Cliff is its location. The Sea Cliff lies between Lincoln Park and The Presidio. So if you’re ever looking to do recreational activities, you’re never far from a park. And for golfers, you’re really close to both golf courses in Lincoln Park and The Presidio. The Sea Cliff is also right next to Baker Beach.

I myself would like to live in this neighborhood; it’s a great neighborhood at a great location to raise a family and such. But you would definitely need to have the money to do so. The Sea Cliff also has a suburban-ish feel to it as the neighborhood itself is relatively quiet.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Lombard Street and Cable Cars"

Russian Hill is a charming little neighborhood. Russian Hill receives a lot of tourist attention, or in other words it’s a tourist attraction mostly because of the ever-so-famous winding streets of Lombard. On busy days you’ll see a plethora of people lining up on the streets here just watching as cars go down this incredible twisty and steep street. It’s funny sometimes to watch people’s reactions because it’s their first time looking at such a sight, and most of the times, you can see the older generation folks talking about it and trying to figure out the geometry or whatnot of it.

In Russian Hill there is also Ghiradelli Square. It’s basically a chocolate restaurant. Ghiradelli Square is a great place to go to for tourists and San Franciscans alike. There you can get delicious ice cream and chocolate (of course). There, they even serve huge platters or servings of ice cream, that even a seven of my friends and I couldn’t finish. Although the menu there may be on the expensive side, it is totally worth it to go there with friends.

Nearby is the Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, another bustling area full of tourists and local San Franciscans there to just have fun. Taking the cable car in Russian Hill is also very fun because of all the hills the cable cars climb up and go down on, it’s like a mini-roller coaster. Just outside of the Russian Hill neighborhood is the Wax Museum and the Northpoint Centre Shopping Center.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Historic and a great view up at Fort Point"

The Presidio is one of San Francisco’s most historic landmarks/area, probably even one of the most historic sites in California or on the West Coast. The Presidio’s history dates back to 1776 under Spanish rule. The Presidio was even used as military base during World War II. The Presidio is the longest active military site, running for over 200 years, its military use ended not long ago. There is so much to do and see in the Presidio that I’m not sure where or what to start with in this review. In the Presidio you won’t only find historic landmarks to visit and see, there is also Baker Beach for those who live nearby and would love to go out here for a tan or just for beach fun in general. There is also the Exploratorium, a great place for San Franciscans and tourists alike, more for San Franciscans I’d say though because if you go to the Exploratorium, you can’t stay there for a mere several hours, you basically have to spend your whole day there to get the full experience. I exaggerate, but more around five hours and more of your time. The Presidio is also home to the Walt Disney Family Museum, if you’re a tourist, this would be a perfect reason for you to visit a museum, just because its Walt Disney, anything Disney related is fun and exciting.

As the Golden Gate Bridge runs through the Presidio, a great place to stop by is Fort Point. Fort Point is probably the best and most chill place in the Presidio. Here you can get a great view of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. On foggy days, Fort Point will feel majestic and awesome since you’re standing at a high elevation in the midst of a thick fog. It is also very windy up at Fort Point. As you’re on the 101 heading towards the Golden Gate Bridge and driving through the Presidio, it’ll feel like you’re driving through a forest. There is also a tunnel you will have to go through in the Presidio on the 101, and a lot of people like to hold their breath through the duration of this tunnel because if done, they get a wish. This tunnel is not too long nor too short so it is a hot spot for such wishful actions.

In the Presidio is also a golf course and the San Francisco National Cemetery. There are a lot of historic landmarks to look at in the Presidio, if you go to the right place, you can even see old military equipment used back during Spanish rule, especially several noticeable cannons. Rather than spoiling what there is to see in the Presidio, you the reader should go to the Presidio yourself to find all these interesting historic sites.

As you go through the Presidio you will also notice that some of the street names are quite unique or sound like they are named after people, and true they are. Some of them are named after remarkable people, such as past presidents, generals, etc.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"High class residents here"

Saint Francis Wood is a great little suburban neighborhood located in a city, which is quite crazy, right? When you enter Saint Francis Wood, the mood and environment totally changes. From whichever way you enter into Saint Francis Wood, the mood becomes calm and quiet, just as the neighborhood is. Although you’re still in the city of San Francisco, you really do feel the suburban essence. The homes here are large and grand, and with a nice solid green surrounding of vegetation. You definitely would have to be in the higher class in order to live here. Some houses here are even gated, meaning some VIP must be living there.

There is a little roundabout in Saint Francis Wood, with a fountain in the middle, which is something you don’t see too often in San Francisco. In Saint Francis Wood there is a little recreation area, with a basketball court, tennis court, and a small green field. Living here you’re also very close to the Sava Pool on 19th and Wawona Street.

And for those who love to go out shopping and eating, you’re also not far from Stonestown Galleria, just a 15-20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
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"Just a golf course in a noisy area"

Although I’ve never been in the San Francisco Golf Course myself, I pass by it very often while heading to relatives or towards shopping centers. The thing about this golf course is the location. The location is all that great if you want a quiet game of golf. Like most of San Francisco, there’s never really any peace and quiet where you go, since it’s a bustling city environment. However, this area specifically is one of San Francisco’s busiest area, this is mostly due to commuters going to work on the weekends, and on the weekends, lots and lots of people go out shopping and doing fun stuff outside of San Francisco. Thus, Junipero Serra Boulevard is used a lot to get to such places. The San Francisco Golf Club also runs along Brotherhood Way, and in between this street and the golf course is a strip of religious churches or temples. I’ve always passed by them but never really knew if they were from one congregation or not, but I believe they are of all different religions. Most of the time when I pass by these churches, the parking lot is empty, which would mean the church inside is empty.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A small high class neighborhood next to the historic Presidio"

Presidio Heights is a really nice neighborhood residing next to the Presidio of San Francisco, the big green forest-like area just north of the Presidio Heights. Living in this neighborhood is great, great for singles, couples, and families. This neighborhood is for people of higher class though, the homes here are big and magnificent and definitely have the style of homes back in the 80s-90s, or like what you’d see in the TV show Full House, although the setting of that TV show wasn’t in this neighborhood, the homes there have some resemblance to the homes in the Presidio Heights. Not only are the streets of Presidio decked out with these big nice homes, but also with a lot of beautiful, green flourishing trees, which really brings out the colors of the Presidio Heights during sunny days.

The great thing about living in Presidio Heights is that you’re right next to the Presidio of San Francisco. If you ever want to go for a peaceful stroll, you won’t have to go far. As you go through the Presidio of San Francisco you’ll also get to experience a bit of San Francisco’s history as the Presidio use to be a US Military Base and a Spanish fort before that. The buildings you see in the Presidio definitely emit an older feel to them.

Living in Presidio Heights you are also very close to the action of California Street where you will be able to find a few places to shop at and places to eat at.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Great living, next to the waterfront and the Mission"

Potrero Hill is a great neighborhood for families residing by the San Francisco Bay. There’s a lot to do here for the families, and for anyone of any age actually. In Potrero Hill you’ve got a recreation center and Jackson Park, great for the kids and young teenagers to spend their time at rather than at home with video games. Potrero Hill is also located near the waterfront, where you can always head towards for a leisurely stroll or walk with your spouse/lover. However, the thing about this is that the waterfront area is quite industrialized, and I’m quite sure those walks won’t be as great as say walking around Fort Mason or the Marina.

In Potrero Hill, there are some good restaurants, cafes, and bars to go to. But if you’re looking for more variety or more in general you can head towards the Mission District which is literally right next door, just across the 101 freeway. ‘

Additionally, Potrero Hill lies between the 101 and 280 freeway, noise factors definitely factors into the living situation, and will mostly be a disadvantage to living here. But that shouldn’t stop you from finding a nice place to live at in Potrero Hill.

Potrero Hill has one of the best views of Downtown San Francisco, if you stand in the middle of some streets in Potrero Hill and face towards Downtown, it’ll definitely be a magnificent view, one could even do so photography work here.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A nice little neighborhood for the family"

Portola is a pretty chill neighborhood. There isn’t much to do here in terms of entertainment or going out to restaurants or bars, just mostly homes. But if you’re looking for entertainment, food, shopping, bars, things like that, you might have to travel a good distance before find anything of that sort. This is because Portola is deep within a residential area of San Francisco. But I mean, if you’re a laid back person, who likes nature, the open outdoors rather than spending money, then I’d say Portola is a good neighborhood for you as Portola is a neighborhood that’s nature-filled. You have John McLaren Park, a big park, in the area, including a golf course and several playgrouns. There is also a basin, split up into two. There are also an abundant amount of schools in Portola. There are a few elementary schools, there is MLK Jr Middle School and Philip and Sala Burton High School. Living in this neighborhood would be great for raising a family, you have a great natural setting including nearby schools of all grades up until 12th grade. Commuting and transportation is quite adequate as well since the 101 and 280 freeway lies right next to Portola. Candlestick Park isn’t far from Portola as well.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A high class neighborhood!"

Pacific Heights is a great, lively neighborhood, mainly for people of a higher class. I used to do some private work here working as someone’s private bill and finance manager. I work at his home for several hours once every two weeks, and his house was definitely one of the nicer, classier homes in the neighborhood. I also got the mood or feeling from this neighborhood that not only would this be a great neighborhood for a couple or a family, but it’s also a great neighborhood for singles to live, living the bachelor or bachelorette life. Many of the homes in Pacific Heights have an older feel or touch to the exterior model or style; however, many of them look like they’ve been coated with a fresh layer of paint. Many of them are very bigger inside, especially the house where I use to work in. there is a lot of room, and depending on the resident, the inside of these homes have a retro feel to them. There are several schools in this neighborhood, including Schools of Sacred Heart, a highly-esteemed private school. There is also UoP, University of the Pacific, another highly-esteemed University. There are also two major parks in Pacific Heights, Alta Plaza and Lafayette Park, both are great places to go for leisure time.
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  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Hills and the Cliff House"

Outer Richmond is a crazy neighborhood, for me at least. If you’re an intense biker and need a challenge, then I’d suggest you visit Outer Richmond, because they’ve got some of the craziest hills ever. They are long and steeper as you go. When you return and go down these hills, you feel like you’re on a roller coaster, going down at fast speeds. As you go down you will wonder how these cars manage to stay parked. Whenever I go down the hills of Outer Richmond, I always wonder that, maybe it’s just my nerdy side taking over. Outer Richmond is a relatively peaceful and quiet residential neighborhood. The only busy areas of this neighborhood are around Geary Boulevard, Balboa Street, and Fulton Street. All these three streets are generally used by commuters going from and too work or school. All three streets are also home to MUNI buses. In the Outer Richmond, specifically on 33rd Avenue and Geary Boulevard, is where people tend to transition from the 38 MUNI bus to the 18 MUNI bus, that is also where a lot of high school students from George Washington High School go to, to wait for their bus. A lot of tourists get off here as well, to reach the Legion of Honor. There is also a coffee shop, a Quickly’s (for tapioca), and small other shops for food and beverages.
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  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Another neighborhood consisting of homes"

Oceanview lies right next to Daly City. The neighborhood itself is pretty boring as it only consists of homes and nothing else really. But as for things to do, you’ll only find it if you travel outside of Oceanview. Granted there is a recreation center in Oceanview, but there are definitely more exciting things to do if you just travel a bit outside of Oceanview. For one you can head towards Daly City to the Century 21 movie theater. Not only the theater, but the whole area in general is a hot spot for teenagers and young adults to hang out. Not only because of the movie theater but also because of the local restaurants like Fuddruckers, Cold Stones, Jamba Juice, and Kome Japanese Seafood Buffet. So if you live in Oceanview, you’re only a 5-10 drive from all this fun. Living in Oceanview you’re also really close to Stonestown, another great place to go and get food, hang out, and shop with friends.

Living here isn’t all that bad, you can easily get to places because Oceanview lies next to some of San Francisco’s busiest and most essential commuting roads such as 19th Avenue, Junipero Sierra Boulevard and the 280 freeway. However, with living next to these roads also comes to the disadvantage of having to live and deal with the noise of traffic.
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  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A neighborhood surrounded by tourist attractions"

North Beach lies in the center of many tourist attractions. Although this neighborhood itself isn’t a tourist attraction, North Beach, I would say, is a great place to live in. There is always a sense of liveliness in this neighborhood because of the fact that many tourists go through this neighborhood everyday for the nearby attractions. Nearby is winding streets of Lombard Street. Many people clump there to take pictures and watch as cars “amazingly” make their way to the bottom of the intense hill. On the other side of North Beach is the Coit Tower, although it may not be as big of an attraction as the streets of Lombard, it’s still quite a sight to see, this tall towering structure, hovering above San Francisco. North Beach is also very close to the pier, specifically Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. There you’ll find exciting things to do, many of which are what tourists would do when visiting San Francisco. Some things you can look forward to doing or visiting, is the Aquarium of the Bay and the various small shops at Pier 39. There are many hotels in the area as well, which also adds to the reason why the area around North Beach is such a big tourist attraction.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A great little suburban-ish neighborhood"

Mount Davidson Manor is a small little neighborhood that lies in a suburban-setting neighborhood. The homes here are even spread apart and are unique in their own ways. Personally, I find this neighborhood, in terms of housing to be one of the most unique because the style of homes here varies as you move through the neighborhood, some homes have a modern feel to them, yet some have a wooden exterior giving off a forest-like feel.

One thing I find strange about this neighborhoods name, “Mount Davidson Manor” is that it is nowhere near Mount Davidson itself. I’m not sure about the reason behind the name, but it’s too late to change it now isn’t it.

Mount Davidson Manor also lies between two very uniquely shaped neighborhoods. In Ingleside Terrace and Westwood Park are suburban-styled homes in a neighborhood in the circular shape of eggs.

What’s great about living in Mount Davidson Manor is that you’re close to Stonestown Galleria Shopping Center, where you can get great food and go shopping with friends. Seriously though, if you’re this close to Stonestown, you’re leisure time will be made useful with friends there. Mount Davidson Manor is also right next to the Ocean Avenue scene where there are a plethora of Asian cuisine, stores, a 24 Hour Fitness, and several other stores.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Neighborhood surrounded by schools!"

Mission Terrace lies close to the San Francisco-Daly City border line. There isn’t anything really special about Mission Terrace, there are only homes and more homes in this neighborhood. For one, transportation may be relatively simple because there are several entrances and exits to the 280 freeway. But living right next to that brings disadvantages to living here. The noise is one, living here you will never be able to escape the buzz that comes from the 280 freeway, it’s like what you see in movies when people live right next to train tracks, there will always be the expectation of loud annoying noises. I’m also quite sure that living next to the 280 freeway will also bring traffic jams every now and then. Many freeways and highways in San Francisco tend to jam up during rush hours in the morning and at night. MUNI transportation isn’t that bad, there are several stops within Mission Terrace. There is also the Balboa Park BART station nearby. Mission Terrace is also surrounded by a plethora of schools, you have three high schools near the Balboa Park BART station; they are Lick Wilmerding High School, Leadership High School, and Balboa High School. There is also the City College of San Francisco on the other side of the 280 freeway. Residents of this neighborhood should expect a plethora of students and cars going through during the mornings and during after school times.
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lynnet2 There isn't any freeway buzz in Mission Terrace proper (streets within the pillars), this would be South of Cotter and North of Onondaga. I was concerned about noise before I bought my house so I walked the neighborhood (San Jose Avenue and looping back up Cayuga). The freeway is dips BELOW the neighborhood for about a mile. As I was walking North along San Jose I could start to hear noise past Cotter Street. As I turned into (East) the hood the noise would vanish.

Big tip - it gets windy here about 4 pm BUT my friend has a house on the East side of the street (Otsego) and her deck overlooking her backyard is fantastic! Her house is a wind block. We sit out there and sip wine till the sun goes down. My house is on the South side, and although I have a nice deck off my rear living room, sometimes it is too windy to sit and enjoy in the evening. Mornings are fine - I go out to drink my tea and read the paper.
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  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
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"Like a hybrid of the Mission and Castro!"

Mission Dolores is a hip trendy neighborhood in its own respect. Whenever I come to Mission Dolores there is always a different essence, feel, or aura to the neighborhood, it could probably be from the hybrid outcome from the mixture of different lifestyles and trends from the nearby Castro and Mission District. The Castro and Mission are very different in their respective ways, which is what makes Mission just as trendy, yet so very different. Many people from the Castro and the Mission come and chill at Dolores Park, especially on sunny days, the park’s field is usually covered with small little groups of friends just hanging out. Mission High School is also home to Mission Dolores. What’s great about living in Mission Dolores is that you’re close to all the action in San Francisco. Mission Dolores has a good number of restaurants and bars to go to, but if you’re looking for more, don’t worry, you’re not far from them. You can head towards Market Street or towards the Mission and Castro Districts, they all have great restaurants, stores, and bars. Transportation is really great as well, since you’re pretty much in the midst of it (if you live in Mission Dolores). There are also two nearby BART Stations in the Mission.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
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  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
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"Parking lots and industrialized zones"

Mission Bay is a neighborhood that lies right next to the waters of the San Francisco Bay. There are good things and bad things to Mission Bay (as does each neighborhood have). But for Mission Bay, I’d say they’re more apparent. For one, AT&T Park lies right next to Mission Bay, and because of that, a good portion of Mission Bay is a parking lot for baseball game attendees. I’m pretty sure you can imagine it already, on game days, traffic gets heavy, and parking is scarce wherever you go. But game days aren’t the only days, AT&T Park often hosts concerts and such, and on those days, parking is just as scarce. But what’s great about living near AT&T Park or in Mission Bay is that occasionally you’ll see fireworks depending on the occasion. But it could also be a bad thing for those who hate the noise of fireworks. Public transportation is just as bad as parking on game days, but it’s always great to see San Francisco Giants fans decked out in orange. The land closer to the waters is mostly industrial and development land, but to me it seems like nothing ever really goes on there. And further from the water are homes.
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  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
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"Home to the Mount Davidson Cross!"

Miraloma Park lies in between two forests basically, but to be real, between Glen Canyon Park and Mount Davidson Park. One thing Miraloma is known for is that it is home to the Mount Davidson Cross, towering high up there. It’s a great place to visit for those who are religious, even for those who aren’t religious, like me, it’s still great to just walk up to it just to look at it, there is even a little trail opening leading up to the cross. One thing about Miraloma is that it is surrounded by nature quite different from the surrounding parts of San Francisco. Miraloma also isn’t your rectangular block neighborhoods as much of the residential side of San Francisco is. The neighborhood consists of many twists and turns that if you’re new to this neighborhood it’ll definitely take some time for you to adjust and know your way through Miraloma. Although the homes in Miraloma are clumped next to each other, the houses look really new and clean, as if a coat of paint were freshly layered on. A small downside could be that some of the streets in Miraloma are quite narrow. Living in Miraloma looks great as well, you’re in a quiet neighborhood with a great view provided.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
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"A suburban-type neighborhood on a large hill"

Midtown Terrace is not your typical San Francisco neighborhood. What’s great about this neighborhood is that it lies in the middle of nothing, or in other words, this is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood that is secluded in a hill. Midtown Terrace is basically a suburban-styled neighborhood, in a city setting, lying a grand hill, right next to Twin Peaks. Many of the homes here have a great view. The view isn’t the only thing that is grand, but the houses as well. The houses in Midtown Terrace are separate from one another, like suburban homes, and many of them have two driveways, which is a bit higher up on the class system since two driveways usually points out that the residents have more money usually. There are a good number of things to do in this neighborhood. For one you could head towards the highest point of Twins Peak and look down onto the surrounding neighborhoods for an even better view than the ones provided in Midtown Terrace. There is also the Sutro Tower that lies at a high point in Midtown Terrace. If you can find a home in Midtown Terrace to live in, you would most definitely enjoy it as it is a great neighborhood to raise a family and such.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A great little neighborhood!"

Merced Manor is a little neighborhood that I would definitely say, lies in the middle of it all. Merced Manor lies in a great location yet at the same time a pretty bad one. I’ll start off with the good. If you live in Merced Manor you’re not far from things to do. Walking away from Stonestown you’ll go through a large park with some tennis courts and a playground. On the other side of this park is the 19th Avenue Sava Pool on Wawona Street. This pool is one of the most frequented pools in San Francisco, it was just recently remodeled so it looks super-duper nice! If you live in the area you must go and swim there (recreationally) some day. The pool is also kept clean, and again, probably one of the cleanest pools around. On the other side of Merced Manor is the Stonestown Galleria, the place to go to hang out with friends, grab a bite, or to go and just shop. There are so many stores at Stonestown, you could literally spend a whole day there, seriously. There is also a YMCA center, great for those who have a membership to go and workout or play sports. Going down Eucalyptus Drive you’ll hit Lowell High School, and on school days, there will always be high schools heading home, specially towards bus stops on 19th Avenue or to go and chill at Stonestown. Traffic gets pretty heavy too in the mornings and after school when parents go to pick up their children. There is also a great park behind Lowell High School. The bad thing about Merced Manor is that it lies in the middle of everything noisy. From the high schoolers heading home plus their parents going to drop and pick them up, there’s more. Merced Manor lies right next to Sloat Boulevard, definitely a busy street, since many commuters use it to transition over to 19th Avenue. There is also Ocean Avenue where many use it to get onto 19th Avenue as well. Eucalyptus Drive is just as busy since parents use it to get to and from Lowell High. 19th Avenue is probably what contributes to the most noise for Merced Manor, I don’t even need to explain it, you’ll know what I mean if you just walk around Merced Manor.

There is a block on Merced Manor dedicated to the San Francisco Water Department as a water reservoir. I’ve never really known what it was because it lies on a hill and it concaves in so when you pass by it, you’ll just see a hill and sometimes wonder where the building is.
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Just another neighborhood"

Merced Heights is a very bland neighborhood, there isn’t much to do in Merced Heights, unless you like to go house seeing. There really are only houses here. I’d say the houses here aren’t as nice as the houses in Ingleside Terrace, there really is a big difference when you go from one neighborhood to the other. The houses in Merced Heights are clumped right next to each other—the typical San Francisco home—where as there are suburban styled homes in Ingleside Terrace. However, Merced Heights is quite the quiet neighborhood, except for the area around Holloway Avenue and Junipero Sierra Boulevard where cars frequent. Sometimes it’s a hassle trying to get out of the neighborhood towards Junipero Sierra Boulevard since many cars go through it at times, especially rush hour. One thing that’s great about living in Merced Heights though is that you’re close to the Stonestown Galleria, shopping isn’t that far away, and you’re also really close to places where you can eat out at. There are always ups and downs to most neighborhoods in San Francisco, and Merced Heights definitely has apparent ups and downs. Merced Heights is also right across from San Francisco State University and several golf courses.
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  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Great view of the waters and home to the Exploratorium!"

I visited the Marina quite often in my childhood days and I enjoyed every bit and single moment of it. I visited the Marina a lot mostly because home to the Exploratorium, probably THE best interactive science museum ever. It’s quite hard to give it a genre of a museum since the Exploratorium is just so amazing. If you’re not from San Francisco and are deciding which museum to go to first, then I’d suggest coming to the Marina to the Exploratorium, you’ll have a blast (that is if you’re with the family and kids). But for those who enjoy a quiet museum then the Exploratorium isn’t the place, kids run around screaming and there’s never a single moment where you stop to take a break. The Marina lies between the Presidio and Fort Mason, both places that hold historical landmarks of San Francisco. The great thing about the Marina is that the neighborhood lies right next to the bay. You’ll feel a great breeze as you drive down Marina Boulevard with your windows rolled down. Along Marina Boulevard is a long green field, great to bring your pets. Right next to the waters is a little boardwalk and a parking lot. It’s always relaxing to just sit on a bench looking out into the waters. The Marina neighborhood is just great, it doesn’t contain the city life as much as other parts of San Francisco, it feels bit more peaceful, or rather, just different in some ways.
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  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An area with a lot of history"

Lower Pacific Heights is a great little neighborhood that encompasses a lot of San Francisco’s history. Lower Pacific Heights itself is like a historical site of San Francisco. First of all, Lower Pacific Heights is quite known for its Jazz age in the past, especially since it is home to the Boom Boom Room, there are still shows happening there. Second, Lower Pacific Heights is home to San Francisco’s own Japantown, although it may not be as popular or well-known as Chinatown (to tourists and non-Californians that is), most San Franciscans know about it; probably because it is one of the places to get the most authentic and best sushi at. Not only that, at Japantown, there is a shopping mall where there are a plethora of little shops inside, some sell produce, some sell little gadgets and toys, some are sushi bars, and some are ramen stalls. With all this available in Japantown, you’ll always find something to do and have somewhere you’ll want to eat at. There are also several great Japanese hotels, as well as Kabuki Theatres. One thing about Lower Pacific Heights is that it seems quite gloomy and dirty, this is because of the number of homeless people that frequent this neighborhood. Besides that there are several high schools nearby as well as parks.
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Definitely a lone mountain"

I will honestly say that I’ve never heard of the Lone Mountain, but have always ridden my bike through this neighborhood quite often to school. It is quite strange for a San Franciscan to not know their neighborhoods, especially when they (or I) frequently pass through it. Anyways, University of San Francisco and its Lone Mountain Campus lie in this neighborhood. There is definitely a big college feel or vibe, as not only San Franciscans attend this university, but also people from all over California. Although this university may not be as big as say San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco is very college-trendy. There are many things great about Lone Mountain, as there are several parks nearby, as well as the number of restaurants and local markets on Geary Boulevard. There are even two shopping centers very close to Lone Mountain. You have one on Masonic Avenue and Geary Boulevard and one on Laural Heights on California Avenue. Whenever I passed by Lone Mountain while heading towards school, I always found it strange how the apartments on Anza Street looked like college apartments, and not long ago did I realize that those apartments were for USF students. But living in Lone Mountain would be great, a little quiet place for those who’d enjoy it.
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  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
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"A busy commercial area with many things to see"

Although the Financial District isn’t Downtown San Francisco itself, it still emits the same feel and charm as Downtown San Francisco does. Here in the Financial District, you’ll find a lot to do as well, but this is more for tourists I’d say. Here in the Financial District, you’ll of course see business men and women going from and to work in their nice looking professional suits. But you’ll also see a good number of tourists as well. The Transamerica Corporation pyramid lies in the Financial District, as well as good number of grand an elegant hotels. There several great restaurants in this neighborhood, as well as clubs and bars. There is even a little park on Front Street and Jackson Street and on Drumm Street, which is quite strange considering that the Financial District can hardly find any peace and quiet. There is also the Ferry Building on The Embarcadero, a building frequented by ferry users and tourists. Beware, people tend to get sea sick often on these ferries. There is also a little strip of land in front of the Ferry Building where fixed gear bikers and skaters frequent often, you’ll get a good show of these guys doing tricks and such.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Great little neighborhood"

Laural Heights is a little neighborhood that contains more than you’d expect. The Laural Heights neighborhood is lies in a rectangular area between California Street and Geary Boulevard, some of San Francisco busiest streets. But that doesn’t take away the peace from this neighborhood. Since Laural Heights lies right next to Geary Boulevard, you can expect to be close to local produce markets as well as a wide variety of restaurants to dine at. You’re also very close to the California-renown restaurant, Mel’s Drive-in. Mel’s Drive-in is the place to bring your family, or to go eat at after a good basketball game or such. Geary Boulevard isn’t the only place to go for shopping if you’re from Laural Heights. If you’re from Laural Heights you must also frequent the little Laural Heights shopping Center on the California Street side of this neighborhood. Whenever I ride by California Street, specifically this area of Laural Heights, there is always this little lively charm or feel towards this part of the neighborhood. It’s hard to explain, but it makes you want to stick around for a little longer, strange I’ll admit, maybe it’s because of the liveliness of the place. Nonetheless, you’ll definitely enjoy your time here in Laural Heights.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
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"Home to the Legion of Honor"

No one really knows Lincoln Park itself, but rather for being the home of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor; the main reason why Lincoln gets so many visitors, especially from tourists. If you ride the 38 MUNI bus to the end of its Geary Boulevard route or are about to hop on the 18 MUNI bus, you’ll know what I’m talking about. 33rd Avenue and Geary Boulevard is where most tourists get off and make bus transfers in order to reach the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. And for local San Franciscans, don’t be afraid to help or talk to those who approach you with a San Francisco map asking you for directions, they’re mostly asking you the route towards the Legion of Honor. Honestly, there isn’t much to Lincoln Park except for the Legion of Honor, there is also a golf course though. And if you walk along the coast line you’ll get a great view of the waters, cliff, and even the Golden Gate Bridge. There is also a memorial site for the USS San Francisco naval cruiser. The Cliff House also lies on the outskirts of Lincoln Park, another great tourists attraction.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"In the middle of two very busy roads"

Lakeside is a narrow neighborhood lying between Junipero Sierra Boulevard and 19th Avenue. Lakeside is also home to the all-girls school Mercy High School. Drivers and students there should be careful as traffic is heavy on 19th Avenue and could lead to something bad many people wouldn’t desire. Living in Lakeside might seem great since you’re right next to the Stonestown Galleria Shopping Center, but with that comes a big downside. Lakeside lies between two of the busiest roads in San Francisco, 19th Avenue and Junipero Sierra Boulevard. Not only will the daily noise of cars be something that could potentially annoy you, but the fact that there is constant traffic on these roads, especially on 19th Avenue. But besides all these negative aspects of Lakeside, it’s great that you’re living next to Stonestown, because you won’t have to travel far if you’re going shopping for clothes for local produce at the nearby Trader Joe’s. There is also the Sava pool on 19th Avenue and Wawona Street, the place to go for recreational swim on the weekends. But as a little note, it’s pretty crowded on sunny days. San Francisco State University also lies right next to Lakeside, the MUNI stops and stations are usually quite packed during school days.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Has what the name suggests"

Inner Parkside is in the middle of it all. Here at Inner Parkside you have what the name suggests, parks. There are parks all around Inner Parkside, so you’re never far from being able to run away for peace and quiet. The same parks are also frequented by families and their children, only those that contain a playground that is, otherwise pets would be there. The West Portal Library is only a couple of blocks away from Inner Parkside. Abraham Lincoln High School is also a few blocks away from Inner Parkside, so expect to see some high school students wandering around or making their way back home. The busy part of this quiet neighborhood would be the area around Taraval Street where the L MUNI train runs through. Here you should expect a plethora of commuters waiting for the train. Not only that but 19th Avenue also runs alongside of Inner Parkside, quite the noisy street for people who live on the 19th Avenue side of Inner Parkside. This neighborhood also isn’t far from Stonestown Galleria Shopping Center, the place to go for shopping and hanging out with friends if you live around the Sunset area. Living in Inner Parkside is much like living in the Sunset, still a great place to live in though.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Great suburban-styled neighborhood"

Ingleside Terrace is a really nice neighborhood compared to its counterpart neighborhood, Ingleside Heights. You definitely get the suburban feel when you go through this neighborhood as the homes are quite grand, they are separated, nice green front lawns, and quite a spacious driveway. My aunt lives in this neighborhood and every time I would go to visit her, there would always be peace and quiet in this neighborhood, definitely very suburban-like. The people in this neighborhood are also very friendly, and every now and then you’ll see residents working on their front lawns, planting plants and such. However, the homes here aren’t as new or modern as you would think, I’m not sure how old these homes are, but they sure do look quite old, or at least that is the feeling I get from this neighborhood. If you look at a map you’ll notice that in the center of Ingleside Terrace is a neighborhood in the shape or a medicine pill. Quite the design isn’t it. There is also a big sundial in this neighborhood, although I have no idea how to read it, it’s always fun to come up to it and look at it. Living in Ingleside Terrace is great since you’re near the Stonestown Shopping Center as well as the various restaurants and shops on Ocean Avenue.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"In a busy and noisy sect of the city"

I have a few friends who live in the Ingleside Heights neighborhood, and from my frequent visits there, I can say that the neighborhood is rather bland. It reminds me of my neighborhood in the Sunset yet more excluded from the center of San Francisco (since it lies on the outskirts next to Daly City). One thing great about living in Ingleside Heights is the fact that you’re right next to the Stonestown shopping center. You can even now get you’re weekly produce and groceries there now that they’ve opened a Trader Joe’s at Stonestown. One thing I’d always go to Stonestown for is for the McFlurry at the McDonalds there, silly I must say. Ingleside Heights residents also live right next to three golf courses, great for frequent golfers. San Francisco State University is there as well, I’m pretty sure some houses in Ingleside Heights are rented out to a bunch of students who would rather live in a home environment rather than apartments or dorms. One downside of living in Ingleside Heights is the fact that you’re right next to several busy roads. These roads include Junipero Sierra Boulevard, 19th Avenue, and the 280 highway. And trust me, even if your house is a block away you will still hear the faint buzz and zooms of cars passing by. Ingleside would be a nice location to live in, that is if you’re away from the these busy streets.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The BART station is the busy part of this neighborhood"

Although Glen Park is a relatively quiet neighborhood, there is one part of it that receives a lot of attention and traffic, and that is the Glen Park BART Station. There will be a plethora of commuters scrambling to this station during rush hours in the morning and at dusk. The neighborhood itself is like a park, as the name suggests. There are trees and bushes everywhere, making the whole neighborhood green and fresh. You definitely get the suburban feel in this quiet little neighborhood, although there are only small shops and restaurants here and there, you can easily head towards Market Street or elsewhere by the nearby BART station. The area of the neighborhood that is more quiet and peaceful would be the area furthest from San Jose Avenue. I consider San Jose Avenue more of a mini highway/freeway rather than an avenue or a street. San Jose Avenue is busy at times, not only that but MUNI trains also run through San Jose Avenue, contributing more to the noise. There are several parks within the vicinity including Billy Goat Hill Park, or the larger park, Glen Canyon Park. At both parks you will definitely get to relax in peace and enjoy a great scenic view of the area around.
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CanW Hi, Any thought comparing Glen Park with the area around CCSF? I'm trying to find somewhere around here so that I can easily get to 280.
Jun 23, 2016
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Green and quiet"

Forest Hill Extension lies right to Forest Hill (of course). Just like Forest Hill, Forest Hill Extension has a lot of the same neighborhood qualities. Forest Hill Extension is quiet, natural, and quite scenic. There are a lot of green trees in the neighborhood and lies on a grand hill. Some houses even get a spectacular view. Living in this neighborhood, there shouldn’t be anything to complain about, maybe except for the lack of stores and transportation. But all that is made up if you travel a couple blocks out of this neighborhood. On Woodside Avenue and Portola Drive you’ll find a small mall/shopping area. Although it isn’t much, it still is something where you can get your household items and needs. What I found to be quite surprising in this small neighborhood is the number of churches in this neighborhood. This neighborhood must have a diverse range of religious beliefs and activity because there are 4-5 churches as well as a temple in Forest Hill Extension. There is also a little circular drive surrounded by houses, Edgehill Way, this little street is basically a forest with some houses in it. These houses are quite big and get a good view of the area they area faced towards.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
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"Great area along the shore"

Fort Mason is an area that tourists must visit. Here at Fort Mason you’ll get to experience the great Bay Area water smell. You’ll also get a great view of the waters from the shore as well as the narrow peninsula built for sightseeing purposes. A lot happens at Fort Mason. Quite often you’ll see weddings happening here as Fort Mason is a quite the scenic environment to have that beautiful wedding. Not only do weddings happen here but there are also shows happening often at the theatres here in Fort Mason. There is also a museum in Fort Mason as well. Fort Mason is basically a park, or at least you might think it is once you step foot in. But because of the old fashioned buildings, you definitely get the feeling that Fort Mason was once a fort, and right you are. Fort Mason dates back to before 1900, and Fort Mason even participated in some ways to World War II (For America of course). And because of this, I think this is why there is a plethora of elderly citizens roaming around Fort Mason at times, I don’t want to say anything unnecessarily true, but there could be some linkage. Or rather the elderly like to take a quiet stroll through Fort Mason; additionally there are a lot of bikers in Fort Mason as well.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Home to Laguna Honda"

Forrest Hill is a nice little quiet spot in San Francisco, probably most known for housing the Laguna Honda area and Laguna Honda Hospital. It kind of makes sense when you think about it, perfect quiet location for a hospital containing a large number of elderly patients. And because of the peacefulness and natural environment, it can be quite scenic for the local San Franciscan, probably not though for tourists. Driving through Forrest Hill isn’t that bad at all, in fact it could potentially make the neighborhood more scenic due to the fact that the neighborhoods aren’t blandly laid out in rectangular blocks like the Sunset. The neighborhoods in Forrest Hill have no particular design to them, the streets wind all over the place. This neighborhood definitely holds true to its name. The neighborhood lies on a grand hill and there are green trees, bushes, etc. all over the place; this is definitely a great neighborhood to live in if you’re looking for that peaceful and natural environment.

There are barely any stores in this neighborhood, but there is an adequate amount of transportation on neighboring streets. There is also the Hawk Hill Park you could visit. Just expect to live or be in a quiet area when in Forrest Hill.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Enclosed in by great lively neighborhoods!"

Hayes Valley lies in the middle of busy neighborhoods, enclosed by Market Street, Geary Boulevard, and Divisadero Street/Panhandle. But because of this enclosure, Hayes Valley has become a thriving, lively, and hip neighborhood, encompassing much of what the surrounding neighborhoods have to offer into itself. Hayes Valley is a great neighborhood to live in as living here will provide you with one of San Francisco’s best experiences. You’re basically living in the middle of everything. There are great restaurants and cafes in and around Hayes Valley; you’ll never go hungry if you have the money. You can go towards Geary, Market, Divisadero, in any direction practically you’ll always have a wide variety of foods to choose from. However, I’d say living in Hayes Valley is more suited for couples rather than a family because of the feel and environment the neighborhood throws off. Because of the liveliness, it is more suited for couples. There are always things going on here, whether it be at a bar, art gallery, or small theater, there are always things to do, so much to do that focus for a family might be diverted. If you want to meet new people, drink coffee, eat good food, etc. then head towards Octavia Street in Hayes Valley, and you’ll find endless things to do and eat within a 4-5 block radius.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Pier, aquarium, chocolate, water!"

One of San Francisco’s biggest tourist attractions is the Fisherman’s Wharf. Tourists themselves aren’t the only reason that keeps the Fisherman’s Wharf busy, but also San Franciscans themselves who come to the Fisherman’s Wharf knowing the attractions there, the food, sea views, etc. Some places specifically get the most attention here, such as Pier 39 where you’ll find tons of souvenir shops, small snack/treat shops, an arcade (not sure if it still exists or not), clothing shops, great view of the bay waters, and many fishermen. Another place that gets a lot of attention is the Aquarium of the Bay. I was a camp counselor for three years, and for each of those years, there was at least once where we brought the kids to the Aquarium of the Bay. The aquarium is one thing to not be missed by tourists, who wouldn’t want to see the beautiful aquatic life of the bay while standing on a motorized moving belt. At the end of the aquarium ride/tour, you’ll reach a big room with several large pools of water, and there you’ll get to see small fishes such as sting rays, sharks, etc. You even get to pet them, but with professionals nearby to make sure you don’t do anything stupid or harm the animals. Ghiradelli is also very well known here. Great ice cream and chocoloate!
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Another heart within the heart of San Francisco"

The South Financial District doesn’t even feel what it’s name says. What this neighborhood feels like is a small extension of what Downtown San Francisco has to offer. Granted there are lots and lots of tall financial buildings in this neighborhood, there are as well several hotels and shopping areas. I use to do some work in the Financial District, and I can tell you first hand, that the mood is very lively. You’ll see working men and women all dressed up professionally walking to work and all. There are also some great small cafes here and there were these working men and women will often go to on their breaks and all. The Financial District is a very busy place, as is Downtown San Francisco. One thing I noticed is that there aren’t as many homeless people in this area, but there are still some, probably due to the nature of the work environment and how everyone one rushes through this neighborhood. Due to the busy nature of the Financial District, MUNI buses and trains tend to get very packed. Good thing this isn’t like Japan, people know when it’s full and when it’s not. However, there are two buses that are quite the annoyance, I believe they are the 38 and 45 that run through to Chinatown. Those two lines are always packed with elderly Chinese folks, who I swear, have no sense of when the bus is full or not. I’ve seen countless tourists on these buses get really surprised as a plethora of elderly Chinese folks rushes onto the buses.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Houses and a slight confusion"

Ever since I was young, around middle school to high school, I’ve always been confused about the Excelsior. I have a friend who lives here and whenever I would ask him where he lives, he’d tell me “Excelsior,” and because of my ignorance back then I had no idea what that was, so he’d basically say “Around Mission and Geneva.” And because of my geographical ignorant mind, I thought he meant the Mission District (even though Geneva Avenue is far from the district itself). I think this is the confusion hits a lot of other people as well. I have a couple friends who also tend to mistake the Excelsior for the Mission District. Not sure why, but it is definitely a strange mix up by us. Balboa High School also lies a bit outside of the Excelsior, another confusion many people and I have a lot. We tend to think Balboa High lies farther than where it is. Excelsior houses a lot of homes as well as a big park and several playgrounds. I’d say this is a great place to raise kids as you get the chance to bring them to the nearby playgrounds and parks. Not only that, there is also a golf course in the vicinity. Restaurants aren’t that far off as well, you’ll just need to take short drive towards Ocean Avenue.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Candlestick/Monster Park"

Bayview Heights is a secluded neighborhood. I would say that this neighborhood is not as bad as Bayview itself in terms of gang activity/violence. I say this because of the fact that Candlestick Park, now known as Monster Park, resides in the Bayview Heights. Although I believe the San Francisco 49ers don’t use this stadium anymore. For many San Franciscans, memories were made here, especially for me (through the TV as I never had the chance to watch the 49ers play when I was younger). For the San Franciscans who know what I’m talking about, just approaching the stadium itself is pretty nostalgic, going back to the days of Steve Young and Joe Montana, great days. There isn’t much to Bayview Heights aside from a few playgrounds, parks, and the Bayview Park. I don’t know whether or not Bayview Park is opened to the public, I’ve never been up there myself. Aside from all this, there are a few neighborhoods of homes here in Bayview Heights as well as a good number of large warehouses. Depending on you, living here would be lovely if you like being near the water and breathing in that salty scent every morning when you leave your home. I have mixed thoughts about Bayview Heights.
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  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
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"Bland, oh and water"

Central Waterfront is a very bland neighborhood. From my point of view, Central Waterfront is much of a neighborhood—in some perspectives. Central Waterfront is known to be a big industrialized neighborhood/area, however half of Central Waterfront does consist of residential homes. When you hear “Waterfront” you may probably think of nice piers overlooking the bay waters, true, you do get a pretty good view, however it is nothing compared to the view you get from the Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and other piers around that general area. This is because of the industrialized feel you get in this neighborhood, which in my opinion, kind of ruins the moment. Although I haven’t particularly visited this neighborhood much, the feel I’ve gotten from it is not that great, nothing special or anything eye-catching, just another neighborhood I’d say. However, if you’re into neighborhoods like this, by all means, try and find a residence here. In some respects, Central Waterfront is a great neighborhood, you’re in the waters, fresh air every morning, and a chill neighborhood to be in. There are some bars and restaurants here and there as well as markets and corner stores. One of the downfalls living in the Central Waterfront I’d say is that the homes lie right between the 280 and 101 freeway, traffic noise is a definite expectation here.
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  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"On the border of San Francisco and Daly City"

Crocker Amazon is a neighborhood you don’t hear about much. This is because it lies on the edge of San Francisco right next to the borderline of San Francisco/Daly City. I’ve only been in this neighborhood a few times as a friend of mine lives there. I would consider Crocker Amazon to be a secluded neighborhood as there’s nothing there aside from homes, homes, and more homes. However, for those who do like a secluded neighborhood, this could be the place for you. The homes here are of a decent size, most are quite large, however the prices may be a bit high as do most San Francisco homes carry. But I would say that this is an alright place to raise a family as it does have the quiet suburban feel to it. If you were to look for something to do in Crocker Amazon, you should head towards Mission Street and Geneva Avenue, as these are two of the busiest streets in the south side of San Francisco. You won’t find much as you would in the central area of San Francisco on these two streets, but it is at least something to do. MUNI stops are also easily accessible as they run on Mission Street and Geneva Avenue.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Great neighborhood with a lively spirit"

Cow Hollow is one of the ideal neighborhoods to live at in San Francisco. However, mostly for those who have a big enough paycheck to spend for the living costs here. I’d say that Cow Hollow is mostly for those who are of the younger generation with a good job who also want to raise a family in a quiet area. I’ve done some private work here in Cow Hollow before for someone, and through that experience I’ve seen that there are a good number of singles living here as well. Although raising a family in Cow Hollow is the ideal place and definitely a great place to, there are few places to take the kids out. There are few parks, during my working time in Cow Hollow I rarely saw of any recreational areas. Shopping and eating here in Cow Hollow is aplenty. I’ve been to a several restaurants such as Kara’s Cupcakes, Mel’s Drive-In, and a Thai restaurant (that I forget the name of, forgive me). Great food and definitely a great neighborhood to enjoy the food in. Lombard Street also runs through Cow Hollow, although the steep curvy hills of Lombard Street are not in this neighborhood, though you’ll eventually reach them as you travel down Lombard Street.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"School of the Arts nearby"

Like all other “Heights” neighborhoods, Diamond Heights comes with a great view. However, much of what you may expect to see will be blocked by tall trees and lots of green vegetation. This is because most of the homes here in Diamond Heights are surrounded by, what it feels to be, literally, a forest. I’ve been through this neighborhood quite often and you’ll always be running along some sort of vegetation. The homes here are quite nice as well, great for new families. Although these homes run alongside a huge park, I don’t think pests and such would be a problem as I haven’t seen any yet. When I think of this neighborhood, Diamond Heights, I think SOTA, School of the Arts. One of the well-acclaimed high schools in San Francisco that many people know of. This school is mainly for high school students who show outstanding talent in the arts, and would definitely be a great school for future students holding such talent. I myself didn’t attend SOTA but I’ve been there for a sports league and such, the campus is quite big and definitely has the feel of an art school. There is also a nice big football field.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A convergence of public transportation"

Duboce Triangle is a neighborhood I’m very familiar with, mostly around the N-MUNI stops, Safeway area, and around Market Street. Duboce Triangle houses one of the MUNI train centers as several lines converge in the northeastern area of Duboce Triangle. On Duboce Avenue you have the N-train coming towards Safeway and eventually going underground into the tunnels. On Church Street you have the J-train. And on Market Street you have the F-train. There is always an abundant amount of public transportation commuters in this area of the Duboce Triangle, so I would definitely try and not find a place to live here at. Not only that, but also the large number of homeless people in the vicinity, mostly because of the recycling center right next to Safeway that attracts many homeless people who gather recyclable material. Although recycling is not a bad thing, the homeless people is what tends to make people take a step back. There is a little back alley that runs along the whole Safeway complex and the entrance for the N-train where many bikers go through every day. There are even cops at times, mostly to control the homeless. When I first went through this area, it was pretty sketchy for me, but it straightens out as you go through the neighborhood more.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • 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
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Steep hills with a great park."

Buena Vista is so great in many ways. I use to pass by Buena Vista everyday for school and I’ve experienced a good portion of what Buena Vista has to offer. First off, Buena Vista Park is another one of San Francisco’s great parks that comes with a spectacular view of San Francisco. Much like Twin Peaks, Bernal Heights Park, and Alamo Square, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world, or rather, San Francisco. You’ll also want to chill and relax in Buena Vista Park as it is a very green and relaxing park. If you want to reach Buena Vista Park you’ll have to tread through some of San Francisco’s steepest hills. And trust me, some of the hills around Buena Vista are crazy, I’ve done a good share of biking through the neighborhood and it is always a challenge. However, you will surely be fit in no time by doing a daily stroll or jog around Buena Vista. Living here is great as well; you’ll get your peace and quiet to raise that family. Although Buena Vista is rather close to the action of Market Street and the Panhandle, the homes here are a good distance away. Buena Vista is definitely one of the best neighborhoods around!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Bernal Heights Park is a place you MUST visit!"

Bernal Heights is the place to go to with a bunch of friends at night after eating out or whatever has been done, specifically Bernal Heights Park. Here at this high point of San Francisco is where you can get a good wiff the San Francisco breeze as well as enjoy a spectacular view of San Francisco in all directions. I’ve been here quite often and every time I’ve been here is just as enjoy as the last. Although it may not be as safe to come during the day, hanging out at Bernal Heights Park during the night is very enjoyable as you get to see the nighttime skyline of San Francisco. I’ve also had a lot of friends who do photography come up here for panoramic and other great photo shots. Bernal Heights Park is definitely a place where you should bring your camera. Not only is it a great place to hang out with friends here, but also a great place to bring the girlfriend/boyfriend. Although this is a “park” there are barely any trees here, strange, basically bald. The area around the park is a plethora of residential homes that is until you reach Cortland Avenue where you’ll find great restaurants to eat at and small shops.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Great area with a 90s feel!"

Ashbury Heights is the place for residing San Franciscans. Ashbury Heights is a neighborhood where anyone and any family can have a good time residing in. The homes here may not be as modern as other parts in San Francisco, but the 80s-90s feel of the homes is what makes living here a really positive experience. Most homes in the Ashbury Heights also come with a great view of the city. Not only that but this neighborhood is also really quiet, and secluded enough from the busy parts of San Francisco. The neighborhood spirit/friendliness is also great. Raising a family here would be great. Ashbury Height is also surrounded by nature, which for me, is one reason that contributes to the peacefulness of the neighborhood. You have Golden Gate Park to the north, Forrest Knolls to the west and several parks to the east and south. There aren’t any restaurants or shopping centers within the neighborhood and will require a car or public transportation. Public transportation is easily accessible as well in this neighborhood as there are various stops all around. Do not worry though; there are many restaurants as you head towards Market Street, as well as the Castro.
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Dangerous place!"

As a little precaution, most of this review for Hunters Point will be negative. Honestly, there is little about Hunters Point that is positive. First of all, the neighborhood is known to be the most dangerous neighborhood area in San Francisco. There have been gang-related crimes, murders, and other many negative happenings. So don’t even think about going to this neighborhood if you value your life. Granted you won’t be shot or attacked right away when you first step into this neighborhood, but you will still be in a bit of danger.

Second, aside from the crime and such, Hunters Point is shipyard and warehouse central. I have no idea what goes on in these warehouses and shipyards, but there’s nothing pleasant about it. You’ll probably see workers lifting boxes, and big old rusty ships and cargo boxes.

In general, Hunters Point is a really unattractive place. Various organizations are trying to help improve the community in Hunters Point, but I doubt any major change will occur soon. A neighborhood with such a bad history cannot easily be changed in a few short years.

I would really recommend not coming alone to this neighborhood if you really have to. In fact, try to find some excuse to not go here at all.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The Forrest & UCSF"

Forrest Knolls is a great place. You probably haven’t heard of it because it’s probably one of the most underrated areas of San Francisco that definitely deserves more attention for its natural environment. Although this neighborhood may seem like an uninteresting neighborhood due to lack of shopping centers, places to eat, places to hangout, etc. for you non-naturalistic people, this area has a lot to offer. For one the natural environment and feel to this forest (practically) is just splendid, especially if you want to go for a little stroll through the single lane street that runs through Forrest Knolls.

Although Forrest Knolls is at a relatively high point of San Francisco, you won’t be able to grasp a view of the Sunset, wrong place to do so. However, most of the homes in Forrest Knolls do get a great view of the Sunset. And from the Sunset, around 7th-10th Avenue you can get a good view of homes residing up on Forrest Knolls. For me it’s scary to think of the negative possibilities that could come with living there. Anyways, the homes are really nice and all.

University of California San Francisco Campus also resides in Forrest Knolls, practically connected with Forrest Knolls. Most people tend to overlook Forrest Knolls because of UCSF, “everybody knows about UCSF in San Francisco.”
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Highest point in the Sunset!"

Golden Gate Heights is highest point in the Sunset from what I can see. Granted the Sunset District is full of hills (where you can get narrow views of parts of the Sunset), but Grand View Park in Golden Gate Heights is a hill like no other. And the name of this small park is for real. You will great the best view ever of the Sunset. There are several ways to get to this park, one would be climbing up the highest and longest set of stairs you will probably ever encounter, which happens to be right on Moraga Street. Don’t underestimate this flight of stairs, I did when I first saw it, I thought it would be a breeze, but after three-fourths way up, I was so tired. Maybe that was back in the days when I was out of shape, who knows. You can also reach Grand View Park by car but only on the other side of the stairs by going on Noriega Street and 14th and 15th Avenue.

This is also the best place to chill with friends, take panoramic pictures of Sunset, have a picnic, or be with a lover. It’s also really quiet up here, because all the traffic from 19th Avenue is a couple blocks away. But on a windy day (San Francisco windy most of the time, especially at the altitude of Grand View Park) you’ll get a nice breeze, and the sound of peace from the wind/breeze.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
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"Full House!"

Alamo Square is the place to be, especially those who love the hit TV show Full House. When you think Alamo Square, you should think about the green grass of a park shown in the introduction of Full House. You can basically sit in the same spot as the actors had in the show. Basically Alamo Square is just a big rectangular (or square) shaped park. It is equivalent to the size of four blocks, pretty big isn’t it. Here at Alamo Square you’ll find green grass, big trees, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a play structure. But those aren’t the only things to do here. This is the perfect place to tan at, sit and read a book, have a picnic, or play with your pet. The area of this park is so vast that you won’t be bumping into other people.

If you know Full House, I’m sure you’re aware of the beautiful homes in the background of the introduction. Once again those homes are here in Alamo Square. While walking around this neighborhood you’ll come across a plethora of these beautiful homes.

Lastly, from the top or center (or just about anywhere) of Alamo Square you’ll get a great view of San Francisco, not the whole city obviously but you’ll get a really great view. I would say living here is great; however I do not know the affordability of homes here.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Area is full of warehouses"

Bayview has a bad reputation of gang activity in the district. Although the whole district is not under fire by gang activity, only certain parts, and with that said, I cannot tell you the definite area of this activity as I tend not to visit Bayview often. But I have done some construction work in Bayview within the past year or two. The area I worked at wasn’t too bad with the gang activity, although I did see a group of people walking around the streets at times looking pretty gang-like. As long as you know where to go and how to avoid trouble you’ll be fine. There is also a good number of homeless people lurking around Bayview as well.

One thing I really want to address is the feel of Bayview. Of the times I’ve worked at Bayview I always got a gloomy feeling, maybe it could be because it was a wet cloudy day. But none the less, the empty residential streets plus the overall reputation of the district didn’t make me want to voluntarily return to this neighborhood.

I also wouldn’t recommend living here, or raising a family here. Although the affordability is cheap, think about the district that lies right next to Bayview, Hunters Point.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Small quiet area"

Balboa Terrace is just a lovely place in general. I have a relative who lives around the area that I visit frequently. And every time I pass by this neighborhood I receive a very lively sensation, strange. But I guess it could be because of the lively suburban aura that the neighborhood releases. Yes, the area is very suburban-styled, the homes are set up so that they are apart, and the lawns are nice and green and rich with colorful flowers. Living here would be a great way to raise a family. With this said, a family raised here can have their kids (at the appropriate age) attend Aptos Middle School which is just due East of Balboa Terrace. I have never figured this out, but there is also a school in the neighborhood, from what I’ve seen it looks to be an elementary school, sadly I’ve never figured out the name of this school.

Balboa Terrace also lies right next to Ocean Avenue, although the portion of Ocean Avenue they are connected with does not have as many restaurants and stores, it is only a short walk to reach that certain part of Ocean Avenue. There is also a church and easily accessible public transportation.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Shopping Center!"

Anza Vista has a little shopping center that use to attract a lot of customers, but not so anymore. Shopping here is what I usually associate Anza Vista with. There are big name stores such as Best Buy, Office Depot, Payless Shoes, and a few others. Sadly Mervyns closed down a while back, which was one of the stores that would attract people to the area. The only place I really know to get food at is at Tony’s Cable Car. I’ve only eaten there once and the burger there was amazingly good, definitely worth a short stop to grab a bite there. There is also a Kaiser Hospital in the area.

What’s great and scary (well for me at least) is that Anza Vista is a super big hill. When you reach the top of Anza Vista you’ll get a great view and such. Once you pass the shopping center you’re literally going straight vertically downwards, it’s crazy. I use to ride my bike through Anza Vista to get to school, which was a really bad choice my part as my brakes burned out quickly. Definitely try to avoid taking a bike to Anza Vista.

In the vicinity is Wallenberg High. Beyond the school is a bunch of homes set up in like their own little community, I remember once going through this neighborhood and only finding a couple exits/entrances, there are only four I believe.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Perfect place for the family"

Noe Valley is a great place to live in, whether it be with your lover or to raise a family, the area in general is a great place to live in. One thing that makes Noe Valley so great is that it is diverse in many ways. With this said, the diversity is enormous here in Noe Valley, from political views, to ethnicity, to sexuality, etc.

The people are really friendly and you’ll get to meet all sorts of people. For one if you’re raising a family in Noe Valley, you’re not alone because you’ll see many others with their families walking around on the streets. Living here you’ll eventually come to realize that there are many that are just like you, and that is ultimately what makes Noe Valley so friendly, its diverse nature is a plus.

Living in Noe Valley would be great, except the cost of living there is pretty high for most people; it would definitely be a place to live for people who have the luxury to. But living in Noe Valley comes with great benefit as there are various places to eat out at and shop at. You’ll also see a lot of activity in Noe Valley as people are pretty active in the neighborhood.

Although Noe Valley is not really a place of attraction for tourists, it definitely is a place for San Franciscans.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Old fashionably nice"

Nob Hill definitely holds up its name, this neighborhood is full of hills. From what I remember when passing by Nob Hill is that the roads were under construction most of the time. Although it creates some traffic and a non-smooth ride, the outcome of these new roads are very beneficial to the look of the community and to your car. The houses on Nob Hill are old fashioned yet look pretty new and refurbished. This is what makes the houses here look so gorgeous. I’d say that living here is for people who make a pretty high income, or for those living on a retirement fund.

Not only is Nob Hill well known for its hills and houses, but also the fact that the famous cable car system of San Francisco that runs through Nob Hill. The cable car is one attraction everybody in San Francisco must ride on at least once. Not only is it a great way to tour the city, but it is an experience that must be met. However, riding on the cable car can be scary at times since it runs up insanely steep hills and will eventually go down insanely steep hills. There is also a Cable Car Museum on Washington and Mason Street.

Nob Hill has many hills leading down to Chinatown, and personally for me, it is the easiest way to get to Chinatown. It feels like a roller coaster though because when you’re reaching the border line of Nob Hill and Chinatown it is literally a mountain. Basically you’re going uphill towards Chinatown on Nob Hill, and once you reach Chinatown its straight downhill. And once again, it can be pretty scary, hopefully your car brakes are in top notch condition.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"This place has it all"

The Parkside Panhandle has just about everything if you think about it. There are nice homes, schools, places to eat, shopping centers, parks, and recreational activity opportunities.

First, the homes; the homes in Parkside vary but they are very nice and big. Many of them are placed in a suburban style setting. Some of these houses even have three stories. And just about all of them have very nice looking, green lawns. The neighborhood in general is just very clean and nice. Definitely a great place to raise a family and kids.

There are several schools near the neighborhood which include Lakeshore Elementary and Lowell High. These schools are high esteemed schools; another plus to living in Parkside, your children might be able to get into these schools.

In the Parkside Panhandle there is a very well-populated shopping center, I call it the Sloat Mall, I’m not even sure what the actual name of the center is. Anyways, there are many places to eat there including Arby’s, Quiznos, Hawaiian, Thai, and many more choices. I haven’t tried all the restaurants here, but I would definitely recommend coming here when eating out.

There are a lot of places to shop at in this shopping center. There is a Gamestop, Ross, Albertsons, Kinkos, Big 5, etc. You can get just about everything in this shopping center.

There are two big parks nearby and a small lake, great place to just sit there in the sun for a little tan while reading a book. Or you can just go there for a stroll or to play catch with your pet. There is also a little sidewalk along Lake Merced which is very populated with joggers, bikers, and all sorts of people exercising.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
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"A big college campus"

Personally, I’ve been to San Francisco State University one too many times, not in a bad sense, but in a good one. I’ve gone there many times to do recreational activities with friends such as playing at the little arcade there and at the pool table room. Although the prices to play pool there are alright/decent, I still had a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend going to SFSU with friends to hang out at. Furthermore the whole campus is really beautiful, although it may not be as big as some UC campuses obviously; its trees and vast green fields look really nice and feel really nice as you take a stroll through it.

Eating out at SFSU is pretty decent, I’ve eaten some of the small food business in the arcade/pool area and the food is decent, like any other college meal in a sense, but just paid for a slightly better. There are also various cafes and café stands at SFSU, so coffee is basically everywhere. There is also a good number of MUNI bus and train stops, but be warned, during the school days, expect heavy traffic and long waits.

SFSU is like a city with in a city if you think about it, there’s all these small food businesses and small stores, and there’s also a big housing complex right next to the campus; great for any student who wants to study at SFSU.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
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"The insanely strange Tenderloin"

I use to pass by the Tenderloin very frequently every week on my way back home. And every single time I would pass by this neighborhood I would a tingly feeling. It wasn’t fear or anything, but rather the strange, dark feeling of the neighborhood. The Tenderloin is definitely well-known in San Francisco to be one of the most unsafe neighborhoods around. And it is definitely evident as you pass by this street. There are numerous numbers of homeless people around, and you’ll occasionally see drug addicts and dealers roaming the sidewalk. I wouldn’t recommend finding a place here as you will never find peace and quiet. I wouldn’t also recommend walking through the streets neither at night, nor during the day because you are bound to be approached by a drug addict or homeless person.

What sometimes confuses me is the fact that in the Tenderloin, there are numerous amounts of businesses and shops. I’m surprised I don’t hear much about people breaking into these businesses. Besides that, there various MUNI stops all over the Tenderloin. And if you’re lucky (well I mean unlucky) someone seemingly crazy will get on the bus, as I have been on the bus many times when this happens. The best thing to do is to get off the bus right away at a safe stop if he/she were to do anything out of hand.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"The view is great"

Twin Peaks is the place to go if you’re a tourist in San Francisco, even if you aren’t you should at least visit Twin Peaks once in your lifetime in San Francisco. Although Twin Peaks cannot offer places to dine at or retail shopping stores, it really shows what the San Francisco landscape has to offer instead. By this I mean that Twin Peaks is one thing San Francisco is well known for, and here on Twin Peaks you get one of the best views ever of San Francisco.

The trail up to the highest point of Twin Peaks is quite an adventure. If you’re jogging or biking up the road, it’ll be a very strenuous and rough one as the whole road is very, very steep and maintains its steep slope for some time until you reach the top. At the top there is a parking lot and bathrooms, basically it. You’ll get a to see a good portion of San Francisco, including its many valleys and the Sutro Tower towards the Sunset. But be sure to take advantage of the view, take pictures, remember the moment, because most likely you won’t be returning to Twin Peaks for a while, or at all.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Egg Shapes?"

One thing I can say for sure about Westwood Park are how nice and extravagant the homes. To some these homes may not be extravagant, but to me they are. The homes here are the ideal living place for many. These houses in Westwood Park are suburban styled, separated, and vary with style/model/design as you go down the street. Even the front garden/lawns of these homes just help make the homes and neighborhood look even more beautiful. I know I may be focusing a lot on the homes, but the homes are practically the main attraction to this neighborhood. Aside from the homes there isn’t anything else really noteworthy, unless you want to take the parking lot of City College of San Francisco as one.

Although you don’t notice at first when going through this neighborhood (as did I) is the fact that the whole Westwood Park neighborhood is shaped in a very funny shape. If you look on a map, you’ll see that the neighborhood is shaped circularly to what seems like three eggs layered on top of each other. Going back to City College of San Francisco, you’ll occasionally see college students on school days as well as possibly some high school students in uniforms because the private high school Riordan High is right next to the city college.

But to end this review, I really recommend living in Westwood Park if you ever get the chance. It is the ideal place to live and raise a family!
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Just a great place"

Although it may sound kind of wrong, to me the Mission District is the Chinatown for non-Chinese people. Here in the Mission District you have access to everything you would ever need to sustain life in San Francisco. Although living here may not be as luxurious as other neighborhoods in San Francisco, but if you’re on a low budget the Mission District would be most ideal place for you. You’re living in a somewhat safe neighborhood with close access to produce markets, restaurants, automotive repair shops, a plethora of bike shops, clothing stores, and many other stores.

The Mission District may seem gloomy on a cloudy day because it really isn’t the cleanest place on earth, but on a sunny day the Mission District is soaring with heat and looks really vibrant as people come out to the shops and with their bikes.

I often do see tourists roaming Valencia Street. The sidewalks on Valencia Street are usually packed because of the activity and the enormous number of things to do on Valencia Street. In addition to that riding your bike on Valencia Street is great because of the wide bike lanes and awareness of bikers by drivers makes it especially fun. Most of the time you’ll just see fixed gear bikes going back and forth from bike shops.

For me, Valencia Street is where I’d go to hangout and to do most of my stuff, but there is also Mission Street, and personally I find Mission Street to be a lot more dirty and dark/gloomy compared to Valencia Street. And I have noticed that there are slightly more Hispanics roaming Mission Street than on Valencia Street. But then again, it could just be me.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"A must for Tourists"

The Embarcadero is one of the most visited places in San Francisco by tourists and by San Franciscans alike. There are an endless number of things to here. For tourists, Coit Tower is one of the must-see places when coming to San Francisco; not only that but the various shops and little diners along the waterfront. The Aquarium of the Bay is not located in the Embarcadero, but it is rather close, it is right next to Pier 39. The aquarium is a great place to take the kids, as I’ve experienced when I was younger. And to this day, the aquarium still does not cease to amaze me. There are also various local diners across the waterfront with great food. The Farmers’ Market is also a must-visit site. Next would be the San Francisco Ferry Building, taking the ferry across the bay is a great way to start a tour of San Francisco, but be warned, some people may easily get sea sick on the ferry as it does tend to rock back and forth more occasionally than you would think.

There is a little “island” in front of the ferry building where a lot of fixed gear bikers like to cultivate, walking by or driving by you will see from crazy tricks that they’ll pull off. The Embarcadero has it all. There is also a good number of MUNI train and bus stops across the area. Traffic gets heavy at some points during the day, especially during the weekends and big holidays, especially American holidays.

Lastly, living in the Embarcadero would be pretty great as the apartments and condos are large and extravagant. There are also a good number of big name 4/5 star hotels in the Embarcadero.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Mini Chinatown"

Inner Richmond contains it all; a great neighborhood to live and great places to eat and shop at. First off, living is great, but from my knowledge, a majority of the residents in the Inner Richmond (Or Richmond in general) is mostly Russians and Jewish people. That’s what I’ve heard from my friends who live in the Richmond themselves, and it also seems kind of evident to some extent. On Geary Boulevard you’ll find a lot of Russian and Jewish restaurants and stores, and a couple Asian places here and there. But on Clement Street, there’s a plethora of Chinese restaurants, cafes, stores, and local food markets. Clement Street in the Inner Richmond is basically a mini-Chinatown in a sense.

The MUNI transportation in the Inner Richmond is very abundant, there’s basically a MUNI stop just around every corner or so. You won’t have to walk far to find one. The busiest parts of Inner Richmond are on Clement and Geary, and just a bit of activity on California Street. Clement street gets jam packed with cars during the weekends. There are several parks in the vicinity and Golden Gate Park right, which means recreational activities are just around the corner.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Quiet part of San Francisco"

Ingleside is a great residential neighborhood. I have a cousin who lives in the area so I’ve been in Ingleside for a good time. There isn’t much to do in this neighborhood itself, you’ll have to go towards Ocean Avenue to find something fun to do and some restaurants to eat at. Basically, Ingleside is just another one of those neighborhoods where you would have a good time living at for a long time with a family. The streets are fairly clean and the homes are big, nice, modern-styled, and colorful.

Quite frankly, I don’t really pay attention to the homes much as I look for the fun and things to do in the neighborhood. However, the homes here would be great for several college students rooming together for those who are going to City College of San Francisco. Riordan High School is also just north of Ingleside. A really good burger shop you should visit when in the area is Beep’s Burger just right off Lee and Ocean Avenue. Transportation is easily accessible as there are local MUNI bus and train stops nearby as well as BART stops. There are several parks and a recreation center nearby where you can occasionally go to for relaxation, however, I think the Ingleside is quiet enough for relaxation.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
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"Peaceful Part of San Francisco"

Golden Gate Park is the place to go if you’re new in San Francisco. Golden Gate Park has everything non-materialistic you will ever need. And by that I mean everything you’ll need to have a fun relaxing, peaceful, quiet time. Here at Golden Gate Park you can bring the family, friends, lover and enjoy every second of it. Here you’ll find sites like the Japanese Tea Garden, definitely a great place to go to with your lover or as tourists. There are also two very big museums in Golden Gate Park which is the De Young Museum with famous exhibits such as the Tutankhamun exhibit. There is also the Academy of Sciences Museum which gets really busy on Wednesday mornings when admission into the museum is free. I believe it is still very busy on Wednesdays to this day just because of its popular displays and exhibits within the museum.

If you want to do some recreational stuff without having to spend money on museum tickets, you could bring cereal, bread, or any type of grain food to the small ponds and lakes and feed the birds and ducks there. Be sure to go to the smaller more secluded lakes and ponds because you don’t want all the seagulls taking all the food. It’s also fun to bring children while doing this kind of stuff because they love playing around with animals.

There are many small roads throughout Golden Gate Park, so I would definitely recommend taking a random stroll or job through Golden Gate Park because you never know where you will end up, don’t worry, it won’t be Narnia.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
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"Peaceful Part of San Francisco"

Golden Gate Park is the place to go if you’re new in San Francisco. Golden Gate Park has everything non-materialistic you will ever need. And by that I mean everything you’ll need to have a fun relaxing, peaceful, quiet time. Here at Golden Gate Park you can bring the family, friends, lover and enjoy every second of it. Here you’ll find sites like the Japanese Tea Garden, definitely a great place to go to with your lover or as tourists. There are also two very big museums in Golden Gate Park which is the De Young Museum with famous exhibits such as the Tutankhamun exhibit. There is also the Academy of Sciences Museum which gets really busy on Wednesday mornings when admission into the museum is free. I believe it is still very busy on Wednesdays to this day just because of its popular displays and exhibits within the museum.

If you want to do some recreational stuff without having to spend money on museum tickets, you could bring cereal, bread, or any type of grain food to the small ponds and lakes and feed the birds and ducks there. Be sure to go to the smaller more secluded lakes and ponds because you don’t want all the seagulls taking all the food. It’s also fun to bring children while doing this kind of stuff because they love playing around with animals.

There are many small roads throughout Golden Gate Park, so I would definitely recommend taking a random stroll or job through Golden Gate Park because you never know where you will end up, don’t worry, it won’t be Narnia.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"The Center of San Francisco"

Downtown has everything you will need in terms of shopping and things to do. You will find a plethora of shopping malls and stores around Union Square and various locations throughout Downtown. You’ll find big name retail stores and all kinds of restaurants and cafes. What you’ll find a good number of are classy restaurants, I’ve been to a couple of the steak restaurants in the area before, great food I’ll say. You’ll also find small pizza places, burrito shops, etc. The area in Downtown San Francisco is relatively clean and looks really nice on a good warm sunny day. The streets and sidewalks are pretty clean, but because of the number of people walking by it’ll look pretty dirty. For some the street performers, street stores, and the homeless people might make Downtown San Francisco unattractive, but don’t let that deter you from this area.

Walking through Downtown may feel like forever because of the long blocks, and also because of the big buildings you walk by. In Downtown you’ll find a plethora of people hanging around, whether it be bikers, street performers, or just a bunch of people hanging around and talking. The traffic is pretty heavy too in Downtown, it is sometimes blocked, other times it’ll flow smoothly but with a lot of cars. The large number of bikers through Downtown also adds to the traffic, pedestrians should be careful when crossing the street because of the constant rush hour of bikers.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Government Central"

Civic Center is the government center of San Francisco and where all the “high-class” events happen (I’d say). Finding things to do in Civic Center, you’ll only stumble upon classy things to do; there is the Davis Symphony Hall, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Orpheum Theatre, Herbst Theatre. Great music and great theatre is what you can always expect to find here in Civic Center. At sometime during the year you’ll find Davis Symphony Hall to be very crowded and packed with elementary and middle school students who are on a field. But this is usually for a couple days throughout the year. Other than that the Civic Center isn’t as busy as Market Street yet it still does see a good amount of pedestrian activity in the neighborhood. Traffic isn’t that bad as there are multiple lanes on the streets, that is until rush hour. When I was little I really enjoyed going to the Civic Center Plaza, and I’m pretty sure I would enjoy a little visit there and sit there with a book to read.

What sometimes stands out to me when I go to the Civic Center is number of homeless people there, sometimes there won’t be any, but at times there will be a good number of them, and sometimes they approach you really randomly, which may take you by surprise, it has to me. Besides all that negative stuff, there’s a good number of fun things to also do in Civic Center which includes visiting the Farmers’ Market and the Asian Art Museum.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Great place to live in"

Central Richmond, I use to go through all of Richmond for four years via MUNI transportation, and there has not been a single moment where I didn’t enjoy every second of it. Granted there isn’t much to Central Richmond as there would be in other parts of San Francisco, it still is a pretty well inhabited area with various shops, restaurants, and food markets. The weather is a lot similar to that of Central Sunset except at a slightly higher altitude. From my knowledge and experience, the Central Richmond area contains mostly non-Asian residents as the Central Sunset does. There are mostly Russians and various other ethnicities, but primarily Russian. So if you’re Russian and want to look for a place to live, Central Richmond is the place for you to go to. Not only is the neighborhood predominantly Russian, there are also a good number of Russian shops and restaurants on Geary Boulevard that runs through Central Richmond. In the Central Richmond there are MUNI bus stops at the big streets so transportation is never far from reach. The traffic gets heavy at times because of the transitioning exits and entrances into Golden Gate Park through to the Sunset District.

The neighborhood in general looks nice, but at times, especially in the mornings, in fogs, or on a cloudy day, Central Richmond looks gloomy and murky for some reason. It could be the old style wooden homes that I pass by often or it could be just how it is. Except on really sunny days, the neighborhood looks really beautiful; I guess it all depends on the lighting. The neighborhood is relatively safe as I’ve never run into any trouble myself in Central Richmond. I’ve never done anything recreational in Central Richmond so it would be hard for me to write in this review where you could go to relax, read a book, or go for a jog. However, I do see a good number of bikers riding on the streets in Central Richmond containing a bike lane very often.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Neighborhood with a great history of music"

The Western Addition is a place where I’ve been for a good portion of my life, due to school. The area here isn’t too bad unless you go out of your way to make something bad happen to you. Although it does have a bad reputation of violence, possibly gang related, it is probably due to what people call the “ghettoness” of the Filmore district. Although there is a larger number of African-Americans living in this neighborhood than most, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s bad. For the past four years of going to school in this neighborhood, nothing bad has ever happened to me, although I did get the sense that it was bad and dangerous at some points, I came out safe. The area is also heavily policed by law enforcement, so there isn’t really a need to worry. In the Western Addition there are a lot of apartments and old looking homes. The traffic is pretty bad sometimes too because Divisadero Street and Geary Street. The Western Addition is also really well known for its history of jazz music, so for those who love music or even jazz music, you should definitely check out the jazz clubs such as the Boom Boom Room. If you’re looking for places to shop, the Western Addition is definitely not the place to go, you should head towards Japantown for the closest shopping area.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
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"One of the best beaches around in San Francisco"

Ocean Beach in San Francisco is a great place to go to if you live in the city or are visiting as a tourist. Either way, you will definitely have fun here, after all, it is the beach. Although it may not be the cleanest beach around, compared to Baker Beach, it still has a lot to offer to beach go-ers. At Ocean Beach you either find the warm sun, a good breeze, and warm sand, this is if you go on a really nice day, most of the time it’s chilly and cold. But when you go on a nice day you will see surfers changing at the parking lots and lots and lots of people going by on the little boardwalk/sidewalk. Besides that, when you walk out onto the sand, you won’t want to leave it. Beside what you will see here, the beach is of course a great place to take the family, lover, pet, etc. or even have a jog through. Even on a cold day, it still feels great just to run across the water front of the beach. Near the beach you will also find surfer-themed coffee shops and surf shops for all your surfing needs.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Great part of the Sunset District"

The Inner Sunset is where I’d say more action happens, or rather where most of the action happens in the whole Sunset District, and by action I don’t mean car accidents/crashes and pedestrian accidents. Although those do occur more commonly in the Inner Sunset than Central and Outer Sunset, those things shouldn’t be what draws you in or pushes you away from the Inner Sunset, there’s a lot more to this neighborhood than those horrible things. Anyways, bad way to start off, but in the Inner Sunset, there’s a lot to do more than to see. Traffic gets very heavy in the Inner Sunset at times, especially around 19th Avenue, so for those who are not from this neighborhood may be in stuck in traffic for a little while. Aside from that, there are many places to eat at. There is a large variety of Asian restaurants to dine at. The central locations of these restaurants are on Taraval, Noriega, and Irving Street. There are MUNI buses that run through these streets so you can easily access these restaurants. There are also some great cafes to get breakfast at, as I have quite often, mostly on Irving Street. There are also really great tapioca stores such as Quickly’s and other small stores, personally tapioca is just really good in general so I can’t really recommend or put in a preferred tapioca store. There are many grocery stores on Irving, Noriega, and Taraval street, there are also little Asian or Chinese stores where you can get little do-dads/gizmo/gadgets for a small price. They’re fun to play with but usually break pretty fast (as I’ve experienced). The Inner Sunset is a great place in general, especially in the night when you can go eat at late-night open restaurants with friends or family.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Busy neighborhood with endless things to do in a day"

South of Market (SOMA) is a neighborhood that lies directly South of Market street as the name says. In SOMA there’s a lot to do. There are numerous amounts of restaurants there with a wide variety of food from around the world. There are also some popping/busy bars in the neighborhood as well, although I only ride my bike through the neighborhood everyday and have not actually gone into the bars and eaten at the restaurants, the bars look like people would have a fun time in there and the food at the restaurants look delicious. SOMA is also well known for its job market as there are several big employment businesses that always recommend or point people towards open job positions. Not only that, SOMA is well known for its apartments and condos, I’ve seen them before and they look really, really nice. I myself would love to live in one of those condos or apartments. The pricing on the living here is pretty high as it should be since it is San Francisco, well known for its high cost of living. Besides housing and the job market, there are numerous warehouses and industrial buildings in SOMA, most of which seem to be closed down. The neighborhood seems gloomy and murky at first, although you can’t really put your finger as to why it is or can’t seem to figure out why, it just seems like it. Because of this the neighborhood may seem unsafe to you, but it is relatively safe, just don’t do anything to provoke danger. There are many leisurely things to do in SOMA such as the movies at the Metreon or ice skate and bowl at the Yerba Buena Center. At SOMA, you’ll always find something to do by yourself, with friends, your spouse, and your family. The streets in SOMA tend to get busy in the morning and when people get off work, traffic is also contributed by the entrances and exits to the nearby freeways.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Surf's up!"

Outer Sunset is THE place to go if you want to relax, chill, get some downtime, read a book, think about stuff, surf, get some chill food and coffee, and to have fun with friends! Although Ocean Beach may not be the cleanest beach around, it surely does the job when having fun or wanting to relax. I know that for sure as I frequently do go to the beach to hang out with friends and such. There are some great sandy and grassy hills as well on the beach where you can go to hide away from the busy part of the beach to read a book or to have alone time with that special someone. There’s also a great little boardwalk-ish type pathway where people usually skateboard, rollerblade, and bike on. It gets pretty crowded at times too because of tourists and also because people just like to stand against the wall to look out over the beach. There are also a couple of places to eat and get coffee at along the beach, and there they don’t really have your traditional kind of coffee, but the coffee sure does taste great though, especially on a cold morning. Aside from the beach, there aren’t really any busy places and restaurants to eat at in the Outer Sunset, the only place I can think of that is the least bit busy and active is 45th/46th Avenue of Noriega Street. Outer Sunset is a great place to live at though! The whole neighborhood is practically safe, calm, and just peaceful in general.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"One of the greatest places in San Francisco"

There’s so much to Chinatown that I have no idea where to begin. I guess I’ll begin by traffic since you’ll have to either walk into Chinatown or wait through heavy traffic for a good 10-15 minutes to get to the other side, on a non-busy day or in the mornings, it still is pretty busy. Traffic in Chinatown is crazy, not only do my fellow Asians jaywalk constantly, but also because drivers have to be extra careful in Chinatown as there are always trucks loading and unloading their goods, that and the hundreds and hundreds of pedestrians walking around every day. Chinatown definitely is the place to go to get some legit, good, and delicious Chinese food. When I was little I’d come to Chinatown just about every day the baked goods were good then, and still good now. That’s how great it is. Tourists all come to Chinatown as well since it’s the place to tour if you ever go to San Francisco. However, I’ve seen several times at some restaurants, big and small, where tourists, or rather, non-Asian/Chinese folks get slightly worse service than the majority ethnicity in the neighborhood. It could be because of “helping out your own kind first” kind of thing, but definitely do not expect to get top notch service at the restaurants in Chinatown, they also cater to a ton of people every day as well. There are many places to sightsee in Chinatown, for those who frequently go there may have seen it so many time that they don’t even bother to notice it anymore, but for tourists, it really is something special. There are both land sights to check out, but also the various murals around the Chinatown as well. All of Chinatown is on a hill, which makes it really hard to get around when there’s a ton of people to get through on the sidewalk as well as holding bags and bags of groceries. On Saturdays, there will be literally tons and tons of little kids to high school kids bursting out of a building, specifically Chinese school. They usually leave Chinese school at around 12pm-1pm, which adds even more traffic to Chinatown because of the extra pedestrians and cars (for the parents who pick up their children). Although I’ve never really explored Chinatown during the night I’d expect it to be not as safe and a majority of the shops and restaurants to be locked up. In the end, Chinatown is definitely the place to visit if you haven’t yet.
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Quiet neighborhood in the residential side of San Francisco"

Central Sunset is a pretty “bleh” neighborhood in my opinion in terms of entertainment and fun, but if you would like to live here, then I’d say Central Sunset is one of the best, quietest, and safest areas to live in, in San Francisco. I myself don’t live in Central Sunset, I live in the Outer Sunset, but the three sections of the Sunset are much alike, however, I’d say there’s a bit more to do in Central Sunset than the Outer Sunset because stores and shops begin to appear in Central Sunset, mostly Chinese/Asian stores and restaurants though, mainly on Noriega, Judah, Irving, and Taraval. Although there are many stores and markets to get your groceries from and great Asian restaurants to eat at, there really isn’t anything else to Central Sunset other than that. There’s Sunset Boulevard, where people usually jog and bike on, but mainly inhabited by traffic and cars. If you’re looking for fun things to do or places to go to in the Sunset, I wouldn’t recommend Central Sunset, rather Outer and Inner Sunset. Like I’ve said before, living here is great as there are always houses being sold here on the market, quite expensive but is definitely worth it in the long run.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Exciting neighborhood with a lot of diversity of all kinds"

The Castro isn’t like any other neighborhood you’ve ever been to. The Castro has an immense amount of diversity and culture. Many people outside of San Francisco may have a bad or negative view of this neighborhood however, because they don’t live in San Francisco and haven’t fully experienced this neighborhood, their views are a bit skewed, so don’t let non-San Franciscans let you deviate from this neighborhood! Anyways, there is so much to do in this neighborhood, well for the locals at least. There are always events going on, in or out of the pubs and bars. There are many great places to eat. For people living in San Francisco and familiar with what the Castro has to offer, it is a great place to just hang out with friends and grab a bite. However, most of the time from what I’ve seen and heard is that tourists don’t necessarily like to visit the Castro because many consider it to be the “center of homosexuality,” although there may be a larger number of homosexual people in the Castro than other parts of San Francisco, it shouldn’t be one reason not to visit this neighborhood. Granted there may be some freaky people walking around at times either half-naked or with a pretty strange yet cool costume, but that is how San Francisco is, different. However, living in the Castro is what I’m not sure how to go about describing or talking about that because it would be great to live in a neighborhood with an immense amount of activity and diversity of all sorts, but personally for me the Castro is too crazy and “city” for me. And like the city of San Francisco, the Castro is unique and different from all the other neighborhoods in San Francisco.
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4/5 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
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
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"Nice looking houses, peaceful street"

Addison Street resides in Glen Park, a good district with mostly houses, making it a good and peaceful neighborhood for those who are seeking one. This sits on a hill where you can over look the small San Francisco Valley, a great view of valley you’ll get. On this street are housing complexes, and from what I can tell they look like apartments and condos. Although the houses do not look all that classy from the outside, the inside is quite homey and adequate. A friend of mine lives here and his house surely did feel comfortable. However there is nothing to do on this street, nor is there anything to do a few streets around it. You’ll have to go to Noe Valley if you want something to do such as eating out or shopping. There is also a MUNI bus stop that I believe can take you there.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
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"Definitely one of the best places to get a great view"

Everson Street is definitely one of the streets in San Francisco that gives you a great view over an area, specifically the valley of Glen Park. This is due to the fact that there are only houses on one side of this street. I’ve been to this street a couple times, whenever I was in the area, just so I could overlook the valley. This could be one thing to do in Glen Park, sightseeing and taking photos, since there isn’t else much to do around the area. There aren’t any stores, restaurants, or cafes around the area, so you’ll have to go to either Noe Valley or Bernal Heights to do as said such. Finding place to eat at isn’t that far away either, it will only be a short drive or bus ride away; you can even take a 10-15 minute walk to get to the closest restaurant/store.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Great view from where you live!"

I’d Digsby Street is a street that is at the highest point of the district, giving you a great view of the valley; especially those living in the apartment complexes facing this magnificent view. The street looks very beautiful and peaceful though at the same time. I say this because there is a good amount of neatly cut bushes and trees on the street that make it look green and clean. The apartment complexes here look rather plain; they have slight variations in their design. Digsby Street is also very close to a park and a playground, making it easy to take your kids there to play or just for a relaxing walk. The only reason why I say Digsby Street is peaceful because there isn’t anything to do on or around the street. You’ll have to go to either Noe Valley or Bernal Heights to find good places to eat and shop at.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
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"Great naturalistic environment"

I really enjoyed visiting and riding my bike down Beacon Street because it lies on a very big hill with which you get a very good view of Noe Valley. Not only that but the immense amount of trees and the green environment made the area seem very nature-like, especially the small park on this street. The park is very great to chill at, because the park is on a very steep hill, you can just sit against a tree, under the shade, read a book or listen to music, and just enjoy the great view. Although there isn’t anything exciting to do on this street, you can definitely find peace here though. On the opposite of the street from the park is a bunch of trees and behind that is a playground with a basketball court, swings, and a play structure.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • 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
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"Small street with a view"

Bemis Street is definitely a very peaceful and quiet street as there are rarely any cars that pass by on this street, if so; they are usually people who live on the street. At the cross sections of Bemis Street you can get a small narrow view of Glen Park and Noe Valley, but it is not as special or amazing as going to the heart of Glen Park to its highest point. Bemis Street looks very clean as well, the good amount of green trees make the street look nice as well as the well designed exterior of the houses.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
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"Cozy little street"

As I was passing by Arbor Street, I felt that the residents there, strangely, had a lot to do, which isn’t a bad, it might mean that the residents there are very friendly. What I also found quite relaxing was the fact that there were really tall trees surrounding the houses and the street. It made me feel like if I were living here that I’d be at home. Going off from that, there are all kinds of houses on this street, from apartment complexes, to the typical San Francisco home, and big houses built on a hill. As you walk down Arbor Street you can get a good view of the valley every now then. Other than all this, there isn’t much to do on this street; you’ll have to go elsewhere to find things to do.
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
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"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.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
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"Located in quiet Glen Park"

Miguel Street is literally a hill In Glen Park, it runs all the way down to San Jose Avenue, however above it on a bridge where it transitions into Richland Avenue. Much like most of Glen Park, there isn’t much to do here in terms of eating out, nightlife, shopping, etc. However, there are recreational things you can do on and around Miguel Street. One thing for example is to visit the nearby parks and playgrounds. Miguel Street is very leafy and green though, which definitely adds to the peacefulness and the clean environment. However, those living close to San Jose Avenue may experience more noise due to all the commuters on San Jose Avenue as well as the trains that run on San Jose Avenue.
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
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"A unique street with a unique name"

Gold Mine Drive definitely has a very unique street name. But I guess this street’s name suits the name because Topaz Way is enclosed by this street. This street wraps around and connects with Diamond Height Boulevard on both ends. Residents on this street will have a good amount of things to do not on this street, but around it. There’s a Safeway, Starbucks, and a Walgreens nearby making getting your needs very easy and simple. There are many trees on this street as well, making the mood feel very nature-like and cozy. There’s also a playground and park nearby, although these playgrounds are not one of the more well known ones in San Francisco, they are a great place to go to when wanting to be at peace.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
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"Near two basins"

Bacon Street may sound like a delicious street, but in actuality, this street is quite plain. There isn’t much to do until you reach San Bruno Avenue where the restaurants and shops begin to appear. Bacon Street also runs through two basins. There is also the Portola Library and a few schools on this street. Bacon Street reminds me much of my area in San Francisco where I live, the homes are close to one another and the neighborhood is relatively quiet. The streets are pretty clean, there’s a good amount of trees and bushes as well to help beautify the street. Although this is no place for a tourist to visit, this street would be an ideal street to live on.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
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"Seemingly safe area"

Armstrong Avenue lies in the Bayview District. Bayview is known to be a “dangerous” or “ghetto” area, but not all of it is that bad. I used to do some work around in Bayview. Don’t let what others say get to you, unless you do something stupid to get yourself in a stick situation. Most of the time I just worked inside a warehouse, but walking out to Silver Avenue for some food wasn’t that bad during the daylight, but it definitely does get a bit scary at night when walking around by yourself. Contrary to what I said earlier, at night is what may make people think Bayview is “dangerous.” There are practically no houses on this street, Armstrong Avenue consists of many warehouses and storage facilities.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
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"Full of warehouses"

Like in said in some of my other reviews on Bayview streets, Wallace Avenue is another street that I’ve done some work at, at a local warehouse that is. What I can say about this street is that because it is just mostly consisted of warehouses for hardware supplies and such that I wouldn’t necessarily consider this street to be one of the “bad” areas in Bayview. There’s a McDonalds, Walgreens, and a couple of other places to grab food at, but I don’t think this street is all that attract since it feels pretty gloomy with its large warehouses. There isn’t anything really special about this street overall nothing that would attract anybody other than workers most likely.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
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"In the boring part of a seemingly "bad" neighborhood"

Yosemite Avenue is another one of the many streets in Bayview holds mostly warehouses and big hardware stores. I’ve done some construction work and mechanical work around the area before, granted there may be a theater and bar, there isn’t really anything else to do, unless you would like to go get some fast food at McDonalds. Although Bayview has had a history of being “ghetto,” I wouldn’t necessarily say that the area around Yosemite Avenue is all that bad; mainly the area around Silver Avenue is what I’ll throw in for my two cents. In all honesty though, there’s really nothing to do on this street for tourists and residents here, and tourists shouldn’t trouble or worry themselves by going into this district.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"A street in Bayview"

Van Dyke Avenue is another seemingly boring street in the Bayview District, and from my experience I would say it is. There’s really nothing to this street other than a bunch of hardware stores, storage facilities, and big gloomy warehouses. However, Van Dyke Avenue is closer to the Bayview and Hunters Point border line (compared to the other streets of Bayview I’ve done). Bayview and Hunters Point have had a history of gang violence, but don’t let that push you away from Bayview or even this street, however there is nothing in general that would even make this street attract to the everyday tourist, maybe to San Franciscans seeking residence.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"A very quiet street"

Robinhood Drive sure does have a very unique name, like the character Robin Hood. Although this street does nothing with stealing money, this street did wow me in several ways. First, the street lies on a very grand hill and from atop you get a great view on the area below. Second, the street was quiet and peaceful, there were no traffic. The houses here are very nice as well, I would want to live here as the area is safe and somewhat secluded (for those who like their peace and alone time). However there is nothing to do on this street in terms of shopping or eating, in fact there’s nothing for a radius of several blocks. You’ll have to take a five to ten minute drive from this street to the Stonestown mall or to the West Portal area to find something fun or interesting to do.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Great view of the area below!"

Dalewood Way I would say is a street that definitely keeps it naturalistic features. One side of the street is full of trees from a park; you’ll always get a fresh smell in the morning or even just passing by on this street. What I found great about this street is the fact that it lies on a relatively high point where you can get a good view of the area below. Not only that, but the fact that this street was so quiet when I had passed by it! I’m not sure if it was only during that time, but will definitely bet that the residents here have a great time living in peace. Although I would not go to this street just its peace and quiet, but I would definitely want to live here as the houses are big, separate, look good, and reside in a good neighborhood.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
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"A quiet street"

Mangels Avenue runs through the Westwood Highlands. There are some of the most beautiful houses I’ve seen on this street. I have relatives in this area so I pass by these enormous and gorgeous houses on Mangels Avenue. However, as you head more inland or towards Glen Park on Mangels Avenue, the houses don’t stay as extravagant as I made have made it sound like to be. As you go down this street the house get smaller and a bit more compact. The neighborhood on Mangels Avenue is great though, the people are nice, especially the neighbors of my residing relatives. There’s no real need for me to talk about what there is to do on this street, because in fact there is nothing to do, there is a park and a playground on this street.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
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"Beautiful houses on this street"

San Aleso Avenue starts from Upland Drive from Aptos Middle School up to Monterey Boulevard. This street is very beautiful I’ll say! The road is smooth and clean, the well cut trees and bushes make the street look great, not only that, but the houses on this street are very big, beautiful and extravagant. I’ll say that this street is great to live on however there is a school right around the corner. A middle school to be more exact, although the school isn’t bad at all, the noise just is. Like with any other middle school, noise factors into the daily lives of the residents on the street. Traffic can also get pretty heavy when parents come to the area to drop off or pick up their child(s).
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
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"Noisy and busy with traffic before and after school hours"

Although Aptos Avenue may seem quiet and peaceful because it resides and is surrounded in a residential, it really isn’t. This is because of Aptos Middle School that sits on this street. I remember visiting the school frequently when I was younger because I had friends there, and only during some parts of the day is it quiet. But in reality, this street never gets enough peace as the middle school kids come out at lunch creating a lot of ruckus. Especially at around the time when the kids get out of school and are being picked up by their parents, that is when it is most hectic. The traffic is so bad on this street that you’d wish you could just run through all the cars, literally. Most of the times parents are efficient at picking up their kid and going, but there are intendances where stupidity pops up. Sometimes, when visiting the school, I would hear residents play music, or rather blasting it, maybe to compete against the Aptos Middle School noise. I would definitely find it really hard to live on this street.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
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"Near a pretty noisy school"

Upland Drive, I’d like to split up this street into two parts for this review, the side with Aptos Middle School and the other side with residential homes. First of all, when I came upon this street when visiting Aptos Middle School, it was when all the kids were just getting off school. It gets hectic around this time and before school when all the kids are going to school. Kids running around screaming might drive people crazy, most likely to the residents on this street. The traffic gets really heavy too around these two times as well, so if you’re planning to go through this street, plan ahead and go around it. On the other hand, the other part of Upland Drive is pretty chill, the houses here are really nice and I like how they are separated from one another. This street is also a couple blocks away from Ocean Avenue, where all the action happens.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Street with a good view"

Harold Avenue lies near the edge of the Oceanview district. Harold Avenue is a three block long street that connects from Ocean Avenue but then ends at a dead-end. At this dead end (the street’s highest point) you get a really good view of the Oceanview district as well as a bit of the Sutro Tower. You’re basically looking over a valley, with a panoramic-style type of view. The intersection with Ocean Avenue on this street is very busy as commuters use Ocean Avenue to get to work and home as such, also to get over the 280 freeway. Residents on Harold Avenue should be living in a quiet neighborhood as the street is a good number of blocks away from the freeway noise and traffic.
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
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"A somewhat busy street"

Holloway Avenue is a street that runs through Merced Heights, Oceanview, and Park Merced. This street is used by commuters who like to take local roads to get to the bigger streets such as Junipero Sierra Boulevard and Ocean Avenue. The only things other than houses on this street are a sushi bar and a market. On the Merced Heights side of Holloway Avenue, the street servers kind of like a border between the suburban style homes where they are separate from the typical San Francisco homes that touch one another. Holloway Avenue in Park Merced runs through some student apartments for SFSU.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Great burger shop located here!"

Lee Avenue is a somewhat quiet street that runs through the Oceanview district. Lee Avenue is also on a small sloped hill. There isn’t much to this street or anything special, until you get to the intersection with Ocean Avenue. There is a great burger place on this intersection called Beep’s Burger, I’ve eaten there a lot before and the food there is just wonderful, I totally recommend it, it is even open pretty late at night. Other notable places near Lee Avenue would have to be the Ingleside library and the City College of San Francisco with its huge parking lot completely noticeable from afar.
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Street near the busy Ocean Avenue"

Brighton Avenue runs through the Oceanview district. This street is very short, lasting for three blocks. The street is very quiet, with not much to do, that is, until you move towards the Ocean Avenue area. There you will find places to eat and shop at, however, the area where Brighton and Ocean cross is near the end of where everything busy, such as places to eat and shop at, comes to an end. If you want to go to the busier side of Ocean Avenue, you will have to go down the opposite way of where Ocean Avenue splits with another street.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Street on a hill with a recreation center on it"

Plymouth Avenue is one of the longer streets in Oceanview. This street extends from Ocean Avenue all the way down to Sagamore Street. There is a really nice recreation center located on Plymouth Avenue, I’ve never been in there, but I believe they would have basketball courts, tennis courts, fields, etc. It is a great place for retirees, elders, and kids to go and play some sports or just to have fun. The neighborhood on Plymouth Avenue is a great neighborhood to live in, reminds me of my neighborhood in the Sunset district. But where you live is totally decided by you. The houses here are like the typical San Francisco houses where the walls touch one another, not separated.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
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"Quiet street in San Francisco"

Wildwood Way runs right through the middle of a circularly shaped neighborhood. The street is peaceful and quiet with not much to do on it. There is nothing that stands out on this street other than really big and nice looking houses. There is a lot of green on this street though, such as trees, bushes, shrubs, etc. all neatly and nice cut to look good. Wildwood Way is also very close to Riordan High School and City College of San Francisco. Wildwood Way is only a few blocks away from Ocean Avenue where you can get some good food of all kinds.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Street with a view over Oceanview"

Granada Avenue is a short three block long street that runs through Oceanview district. There’s nothing particularly special about this street, there are just residential houses on this street as well as a church. On Granada Avenue and Lakeview you can get a great view of the Oceanview District, as this intersection is the highest point of the Granada Avenue. The street is overall pretty quiet, that is until you reach the area around Ocean Avenue, there the cars increase in number, so the number of pedestrians, shoppers, and people dining out. Granada Avenue would be a great street to live on for anybody.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
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"One half of a full circle"

Eastwood Drive is half of a circular street (the other half being Westwood Drive). This street is in a nice neighborhood of a suburban-styled area where the houses are big, separate from one another and is located in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood. There isn’t anything special about this street other than the nice big houses. But outside of this neighborhood, things tend to be a little bit more noisy and busier, especially when approaching Ocean Avenue. There are a good number of restaurants and stores on Ocean Avenue. City College of San Francisco and Riordan High School are just several blocks away.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
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"One half of a full circle"

Westwood Drive is half of a circular road (the other half being Eastwood Drive), which is in a pretty peaceful and quiet neighborhood for retirees and families. The houses here are very big and look great from the outside. The houses here are in a suburban-like setting where the houses are spread apart and such. However, once you leave this neighborhood, especially towards Ocean Avenue or City College of San Francisco, things will get busy and noisy fast. There are many stores and restaurants nearby on Ocean Avenue, which will only take a 5 minute walk to get to. There is also a baseball field and very large parking lot (for the City College) nearby.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
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"Hill on a street near Ingleside library"

Miramar Avenue runs through Oceanview and well as Westwood Park. On the Oceanview side, the street is just a single street, but on the Westwood Park side, Miramar Avenue splits into two side-to-side one-way streets. Also, on the Westwood Park side, the street runs through a neighborhood that is shaped like a circular egg, which is quite funny when looking at it from a map. City College of San Francisco is a couple blocks from this street, as well as the Ingleside Library and Riordan High School. Living on the quiet side of this street is nice, but when leaving the street, the area may get busy and somewhat noisy fast.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Good view towards Oceanview"

Faxon Avenue runs in the Oceanview District, the street starts at Lakeview Avenue and runs down to Ocean Avenue. On the cross of Lakeview and Faxon Avenue, you can get a great view of the Oceanview district. You can also see the Sutro Tower, the view is also very panoramic-like, which looks great. The street is very peaceful and quiet until you reach the area around Ocean Avenue where it tends to get somewhat busy. There is also an apartment complex-like area on this street, where they apartments do look nice, great for college students. This street would also be great for families to live on as well.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
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"Street on a hill with a view over Oceanview"

Ashton Avenue is a street that runs on a very steep hill leading to Ocean Avenue. At the start (also a dead end) of this street are homes that sit on a very steep and big hill, and from this start point of the street you can get a very good view Merced Heights and Oceanview districts. Not only do you get to see these two districts but you also get a good view of the Sutro Tower. Magnificent it is. There are one or two places to eat on this street, as a well as a market. The busy part of the street would be on the cross with Ocean Avenue where a lot of commuters drive through every day. The rest of the street would be peaceful and quiet.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Street on a hill with homes"

Bright Street runs at the border of Merced Heights and Oceanview districts. The street starts at Holloway Avenue and transitions into Stanley Street, which then leads to the Oceanview disctrict. The only area of this street that is somewhat busy would be on the cross with Holloway Avenue (commuters take this road to get to Junipero Sierra Boulevard) and Randolph Street where the MUNI train runs through. There isn’t much special about this street except that it runs on a hill and consists of residential homes. The street would be a peaceful place to live on though for retirees or families wanting peace.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Typical street with houses"

Victoria Street runs in the Merced Heights district from Holloway Avenue all the way down to Brotherhood Way. The street is one big hill with a narrow street, thus cars must yield to one another as the approach. You can also get a pretty good view of the Merced Heights district at some high points of the street. It looks really nice. Overall, the street is relatively peaceful and quiet with mostly the typical San Francisco homes on this street. Other than this there is a park and an elementary school on this street and one or two corner stores nearby on this street.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
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"Street with a big hill"

Ramsell Street is a short two block street in the Merced Heights district. The street starts at Sargent Street at the Jose Ortego Elementary School. The street goes down a very big hill all the way down to its own small dead end. The Ocean View Library is also located on this street (cross with Randolph Street). There adequate transportation with the MUNI train stops on the cross with Randolph Street. There are just houses on this street with nothing special particular. There are some small stores and a church around the street. There is also a small park behind the elementary school.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Quiet street with just homes"

Arch Street lies in the Merced Heights district. This street lies on a very big hill starting from Sargent Street or the elementary school located at the top of this hill. Arch Street is somewhat busy as it runs Randolph Street. Also there is a MUNI train stop at the cross of Arch and Randolph Street. This street is relatively quiet unless you take the noise of the MUNi trains into account. The houses on this street lie on a hill, which may make parking a hassle every now and then due to the big slope. However the houses are just like the typical houses in San Francisco, connected by each other’s walls.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
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"A relatively peaceful street"

Vernon Street lies in the heart of Merced Heights. There is an elementary school and a good sized park on this street. There are some stores nearby on this street, as well as churches and the Ocean View Library. The street is peaceful considering that the street is not that busy with only just houses on the street. The houses on this street are like many others you will see in San Francisco, ones where the house walls touch one another. However, those living near the elementary school may occasionally hear kids yelling, screaming, and having fun at the school yard.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
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"Quite the quiet street and near a playground"

Ralston Street is yet another street hat runs through the district of Merced Heights. On this street are residential homes. There are some stores and a corner store nearby, but other than that there’s nothing else. The homes here are like some of the typical San Francisco homes were they are connected and the walls touch one another, it may make the house look small at first. The street is relatively peaceful and quiet as it is a good distance away from 19th Avenue and Junipero Sierra Boulevard (compared to Beverly Street). There is also a playground on this street, I would say that Beverly Street would be a good street to live on.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
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"A good quiet street"

Byxbee Street runs through the Merced Heights District. There isn’t much excitement on this street; there are just homes on this street. However, the houses on these streets vary in shape, design, and color. Some houses I’ve noticed are bigger than others, and are nicely designed. Yet at the same time these homes are connected or rather touch one another, which might make the houses seem a bit small or cramped from the outside. The street is also very small and narrow, those when two cars approach one another, one will have to yield to the side. The street also lies on a sloped hill, there is a playground and a wine storage nearby.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
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"A busy street next door"

Beverly Street lies in the Merced Heights District. Beverly Street is right next to Junipero Sierra Boulevard, a very busy street leading up to the freeway intersections. Residents on this street would most definitely hear the constant roaring and zooming of cars as commuters go to work, home, and to the nearby malls. There are churches on this street. There are one or two nearby stores as well as a Salvation Army store. Beverly Street is also very close to San Francisco State University and the Stonestown shopping mall. There are just residential homes located on Beverly Street, it would be quiet if it weren’t next to Junipero Sierra Boulevard and 19th Avenue.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
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"Probably the busiest street in San Francisco"

Van Ness Street is one of the busiest streets in San Francisco. Traffic here is really heavy during the morning and evening rush hours from and to work. There are also many automotive dealerships and repair shops on this street. You’ll get to see some really nice cars on this street as you drive by. Some noted buildings on Van Ness Street are Davies Symphony Hall and City Hall of San Francisco. There are also several theaters and places to eat on this street. Van Ness Street runs through most of the busiest streets in San Francisco, such as California Street, Geary Street, O’Farrell Street, Market Street and such. Van Ness Street also leads up to the 101.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
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"Great view out into the bay"

Marina Boulevard runs off Doyle Drive which also runs from the Golden Gate Bridge. The street runs south of San Francisco Bay and north of the Presidio. Exploratorium is also located on Marina Boulevard. Tourists should definitely check out the Exploratorium, the experience you will get here is amazing. The Exploratorium is great for the family and kids. You can also stop at the parking lot on the other side of the Marina Green field where you can take a look at out into the bay, a spectacular view. Other than this there are just mostly houses and also a Safeway for your grocery needs.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Many things to do and see around the Downtown area of this street"

McAllister Street on the Downtown, near Market Street, side feels very “governmental” I’d say because City Hall is on McAllister Street, so is the Supreme Court of California and several federal buildings. Civic Center Plaza is also located on this street. The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and San Francisco Public library are located near here as well. There are many things to look forward to seeing (for tourists and residents of San Francisco). The Asian Art Museum is also on the street, which Asians and just about anyone interested in artifacts, art, etc should visit. As you head away from Market Street it is just mostly houses and near Golden Gate Park on McAllister is San Francisco State University.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
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"Union Square is a must visit here!"

Post Street is a very busy street on the Downtown/Union Square side, but at the Lower Pacific Heights part of it, it is just mostly houses and small businesses with a small to some amount of cars. What’s most noted about Post Street is that it lies next to Union Square, one of the busiest places in San Francisco as there are street performers there, various department stores, businesses, and many, many places to eat. Union Square is also a frequently visited site by tourists. Union square is also a great place to chill at with some friends on a nice hot sunny day. Post Street also goes through Japantown, a great place to go get some food and buy some stuff as you will find some good small restaurants and cheap places to buy stuff at.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Lots to do on this street!"

Sutter Street is another street just like Pine and Bush Street, a one-way street with a good amount of traffic running through it every day. Sutter Street is also another one of those streets that most people (including me) drive through to get to Geary Boulevard, the Richmond District, or the Sunset District. The street is only busy on the Downtown side of Van Ness Street. On the either side, the number of cars begins to die and it slowly begins to quiet down. There are several bars and hotels on Sutter Street as well, same with restaurants, cafes, and stores. Sutter Street seems like a good quiet place to live on, only on the quiet side of it though.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
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"Busy street that is full of commuters"

Bush Street is actually quite a busy street with a good amount of noise coming from the zooming cars as they heard towards the Downtown area on this one-way street. While going down this hilly street you will pass by business, stores, cafes, restaurants, corner stores, churches, schools, and such. Bush Street will definitely get more traffic packed as you head closer to Market Street. Bush Street’s road isn’t that smooth and solid, there are actually a good amount of potholes and such. The street isn’t all that clean other, once you pass Van Ness Avenue. I wouldn’t really suggest finding a long term home here, rather a temporary one, maybe for college students who are studying at a school nearby.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
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"Right through the heart of Downtown San Francisco"

Pine Street runs towards the Richmond District and along side of California Street. Pine Street is on a hill for a majority of its road. This street is heavy with cars and traffic because it is one of the main roads used to get back to the Richmond District and/or Sunset District from the Downtown area, at least that is how I get back when I’m in a car. Near Market Street or on the Downtown side of Pine Street, the street is just filled with businesses and some department stores and such. The street runs through several traffic-heavy streets, so be prepared to wait in traffic for al little. There are some places to eat and get coffee on Pine Street as well.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
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"Right through Castro!"

Clipper Street runs through the heart of Noe Valley. Clipper Street is also very close to the center of the Castro, the other being the Castro Street area around Market Street. Douglas Playground is also right next to Clipper Street. James Lick Middle School is also located on Clipper Street. Clipper Street I’d say is a quiet street except for the areas around MUNI stops and Dolores Street, especially Castro Street and Church Street. For those who live in Clipper Street, they should expect to have a lot to do since there are many small shops, cafes, and great restaurants to eat at. There also a lot of hills in the surrounding area, as it is Noe Valley.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
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"Great bike shops here"

Frederick Street is kind of like an extension of Lincoln Way. Frederick Street is also home to the famous Kezar Stadium where the San Francisco 49ers (NFL team) used to play. And to my knowledge the San Francisco Circus Center is located on Frederick Street. Frederick Street is quite a busy street, but not as busy as Lincoln Way, Frederick Street only gets small remnants of Lincoln Way’s traffic. There are also several restaurants on Frederick Street. But most recognized is that fact that Frederick is home and near to several of San Francisco’s well known bike shops (Cross on Stanyan Street). There are MUNI bus stops at just about every block on Frederick Street.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Leads to the Muni train tunnel"

Carl Street is not necessarily a busy street, but it may seem so because of the frequent MUNI trains that pass through t to get to the Sunset Tunnel that it must go through. There are just homes on Carl Street, but as you move closer to the tunnel, there are several cafes, bars, and restaurants to drink and eat from near the tunnel entrance. Carl Street wouldn’t really be the best place to live on as you will always hear the ring and loud noises of the MUNI train, and trust me, they’re loud, my house in San Francisco is one block from a MUNI train (in the Sunset) and it’s noticeably loud. I’d say that the places to eat near the tunnel entrance are what you should look forward to.
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3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
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"Going downhill on this street"

Diamond Heights Boulevard lies to the east of Diamond Heights and south of Twin Peaks. The street is somewhat busy as it is a boulevard. I’ve biked down this street before because it goes downhill at some points. There is a lot of green though on this street, such as trees, bushes, shrubs, etc. There are some nearby playground and parks as well, great to take a stroll through and for the kids to play at. There is a Safeway, Starbucks, and a café on this street. SOTA high school is also nearby, but not on the street. However, there are just mostly houses on this street.
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4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
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"Grand view over Noe Valley"

Grand View Avenue runs alongside Market Street. The street’s name holds true to most parts of the street as from time to time—as you go down the street—you can get a nice view of Noe Valley. Although it’s nothing spectacular, only homes, it is still great to see such a wide, panoramic-like view. The MUNI also runs on Grand View Avenue for some time and then breaks off. The street eventually connects into Market Street. The homes here are very big and are very diverse in design and color. The homes are very modern and unique. This would be a great place to live at for couples and families. However the price should also be kept in mind.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
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"In a quiet location within a forest"

Behr Avenue lies next to Johnstone Drive and is much similar to that street. This street contains mostly cabin-like homes with a lot of shrubs and grass around to make the area look nice, clean, and green. The area on this street is peaceful and quiet and is great for those who like to talk peaceful walks or would like to think. Behr Avenue does not lie on a hill as steep as Johnstone Drive does, it is relatively flat. The Sutro Tower is also nearby on Clarendon allowing people walking by on this street to get a very nice magnificent view of the tower. Overall this street is plain, with nothing much, however very peaceful and quiet.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
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"In a forest"

Johnstone Drive lies in the forest behind UCSF and is connected to Medical Center Drive. The street is very quiet as is the community/environment. There are what seems to be cabins or apartment complexes on the street, not quite sure what they are but they definitely suit the forest/wood environment. The street is covered surrounded by trees, shrubs, and these cabin-like complexes. The street is great for those who want to take a short walk or jog as it is peaceful and quiet and there is a steep hill for a good work out. You can also see the Sutro Tower from this street which is very magnificent up close.
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  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
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"Quiet, lone street"

Raccoon Drive is one of those streets that you randomly stumble onto, as I did. I rode down this street with my bike thinking that it would lead me to another street but actually I reached a dead-end of a parking lot. The houses here look nice and definitely have a good view of Noe Valley as it is on a hill. There’s nothing special about this street to want to go and visit it. And I don’t think there are raccoons on this street as I did not come across any. This street leads to Twin Peaks Boulevard and is very close to Twin Peaks.
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  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
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"Good view towards Noe Valley"

Burnett Avenue lies on the east side of Twin Peaks and eventually connects with Twin Peaks Boulevard. There isn’t much on this street except for homes and a school. I’ve rode my bike on this street before and it is pretty peaceful and fun. The street is quiet and is on a downward slope. Once you leave the area of houses, the street is beside the hills of Twin Peaks. And from this street you can get a decent view of some residential areas. Although it’s nothing special to see, it is still quite spectacular to see such a vast view of homes in the city.
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  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
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"Great view!"

Gardenside Drive lies on the east side of Twin Peaks. The homes here are big apartment complexes that look nice. You can also get a pretty good view of the city when looking away from Twin Peaks. Especially those living on the higher levels of the apartment complexes with balconies will definitely enjoy the view from inside their home. There isn’t much to this street other than the nice and clean looking homes. I guess that is what makes this street very peaceful. I also say for those who like a nice peaceful jog or bike ride can do so through this street.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
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"Right next to Twin Peaks"

Crestline Drive lies on the east side of Twin Peaks. This street is filled with residential homes on one side and the other is the hill leading up to Twin Peaks. You can still get a very nice view of the city from this street when you look away from Twin Peaks. This is because this street is still on a hill. I’ve been on this street before, and that was to climb up the dry grass field leading up to Twin Peaks with friends. It’s fun to do, and I’m pretty sure it’s legal because I haven’t seen any signs saying otherwise. I’ve also biked through this street downhill and it is definitely fun.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
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"Great view from here!"

Christmas Tree Point Road is just a small little roundabout at the top of Twin Peaks. Here you can bring the family, spouse, date, etc. for a good view of San Francisco, as Twin Peaks is one of the highest points in San Francisco. There are many points of views you can take on when looking over the city. There’s parking spaces, but at a limited amount. This street will definitely be filled with tourists quite often because it’s one of the sights/views not to be missed. You can also get a very nice, up close look at the Sutro Tower. It looks very amazing up close.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
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"Quite a plain street with some green"

Clarendon Avenue runs in between Forest Knolls and Twin Peaks. It is on a hill and is great for biking exercise (in my opinion for those who like to challenge themselves). Clarendon Avenue starts at Laguna Honda Boulevard and eventually reaches Twin Peaks Boulevard. There is an elementary school on this street. On one side of this street are residential homes and on the other side is an immense amount of trees and shrubs; lots of green in other words. Not only that, but Clarendon Avenue is home to the Sutro Tower, something tourists could possibly be interested in. You can also get a nice view of the city when looking towards Twin Peaks.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Peaceful street"

John F Shelley Drive is a very quiet road that lies in John McLaren Park and next to a golf course. This road doesn’t have lane markers. Also, this is a great road for bikers who want to have a quiet bike ride up and down hills/slopes. Biking or driving on this road, both is enjoyable as it is quiet, and is considerably away from the city noise. Every now and then you can get a good view of homes or residential areas of the city. There are also one or two lakes nearby that you can take the family to, or retirees to just take a walk around. There is also a playground nearby. John F Shelley Drive drives in almost (abnormal) circle.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
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"Great view from the top!"

Twin Peaks Boulevard is a great place to go to for tourists and bikers. First, for bikers, this road is great to go downhill on as you will gain a high speed and will literally be going as fast as the cars are. But at the same time it is quite dangerous because it is on a high and steep hill and twists and turns quite often. Tourists will enjoy the drive up to the top where they can get a great view of the residential areas of San Francisco. Twins Peaks is one of the highest points in San Francisco, which makes it a great tourist destination, for those who want to move away from Downtown San Francisco.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Busy street that is sometimes to rarely peaceful"

Going downhill on a bike on Laguna Honda Boulevard is definitely very fun. But also be careful since there are also cars going back and forth on this street. Especially when you go by the small lake on your bike, you can enjoy a nice small scenery. This street is also home to the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (where I’ve volunteered at before, and it was a great experience!). There are several places to eat at on the southern end of this street (at Dewey Boulevard). But while on Laguna Honda Boulevard, you will just be surrounded by trees and shrubs. Overall, there isn’t much special to this street except for the peacefulness when no cars are passing by.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Fun long road"

O’Shaughnessy Boulevard feels like a hill when driving on it. The road is surrounded by trees, shrubs, and grass on both sides. For drivers, this street may feel long, quiet, and enjoyable with a breeze. But for a biker like me, I love this road, especially on a fixed gear bike. Going downhill on this bike is extremely fun because it feels like you’re going downhill on one of those secluded roads and that a car may pop out of nowhere. Well on this street, there are cars every now and then, so for you bikers, be careful! There isn’t much to this street except for the green surrounding it and the fact that it is a long twisty road.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Lively street at night"

11th Street is a decent street I’d say because there isn’t much traffic to the street; also because there are a good number of places to eat at, all with different types/styles of food. There was construction happening on this street, and the last time I rode my bike on this street, it was finished. However the re-pavement of the street wasn’t done that well because there were a lot of bumps, or in other words, the whole road was wave-ish which would definitely put a lot of stress on your car suspensions, it did on my bike wheels. There are also one or two hardware stores on 11th Street as well as several automotive businesses to get your car fixed from the bad road (joke). There are also a good amount of nightlife clubs to go to on 11th Street.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
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"Plain street, not much to say about it"

10th Street is a one way street that has a decent amount of traffic from time to time depending on the hour of the day such as rush hour and all. 10th Street leads to a freeway entrance and eventually transitions into another street. What I noticed about 10th Street is that there is a lot of automotive and mechanical business where you can get your car checked up or fixed. There are some stores to shop at for clothes and furniture, as well as some places to eat at and get coffee at. There is also a theater on 10th Street, however I’ve never been there so I don’t know what they show and such. I’ve also noticed that there are literally no MUNI stops on 10th Street, not even on its cross sections.

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