5.2 out of 10

Columbus Ave, North Beach

37.8006535829954 -122.410695546626
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters


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

"Don't Confuse it with NYC's Washington Square..."

...because you will be better off finding that scene at nearby Fisherman's Wharf. I have walked by Washington Square numerous times and have noticed a couple of patterns:

1. It always seems to be raining (probably just my own personal luck)
2. There is a lot of great Italian food nearby
3. There never seems to be a whole lot going on

You would think that a small piece of green in a busy area filled with tourists and locals alike would see more action, but for some reason, the park always appears to have little more than pedestrians sitting on benches.

To be fair, the park is about the size of a postage stamp, compared to some of its competitors in the city, AND they still manage to offer the occasional free movie night during the summer.
  • Near great food
  • Movie nights!
  • Walking distance to many things
  • Expensive area
  • Not much to do in the park
  • Not much parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters

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