7.1 out of 10

Lyon St, Presidio Heights

37.790122571381 -122.445935138228
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"The Lyon's Share of Pre-Quake Homes"

Lyon Street in the Presidio Heights neighborhood of San Francisco runs down south just off the end of the Presidio right on the border between Presidio Heights and Pacific Heights. Obviously that means that this is some pretty high priced real estate.

One of the most expensive homes to sell in the area sold here on Lyons. It is a large 1902 home with with more than 3000 ft of space, 5-bedrooms, and 4 baths. The home sold for $4.6 million last August--a 3-fold increase from its 1996 price tag of $1.4 million.

In general, Lyon Street homes are big and old, dating in many cases to before the big 1906 Quake like this one does. They were then at the western edge of the city, the Quake being to impetus for the westwards expansion into what are now the Richmond and Sunset Districts.

The location can’t be beat offering access to the best of what SF has to offer, from the Presidio on the north, to the North Beach and Civic Center areas to the west, to Golden Gate Park on the south.

The schools here--both public and private--are also excellent. And crime, which is of course a worry in any big city, is relatively low with only an occasional nearby assault to worry about and the usual burglaries that are commonplace throughout the nicer areas in SF.

Overall, this is a pretty good street if you happen to have a large family and the money to afford living here. You would, of course, have to be the CEO or CFO of your company to manage it.
  • Beautiful Old Homes
  • Close to Everything
  • Great Schools
  • Very, Very Expensive
  • Some Crime
  • Old Home Problems
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish

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