8.4 out of 10

Macondary Ln, Russian Hill

Ranked 2nd best street in Russian Hill
37.799151739384 -122.415669361295
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Barbary Lane, Maupin Fans!"

Armistead Maupin, the author of Tales from the City, made Macondray Lane when he based Barbary Street on it. This is a great little spot to visit if you are a fan of that book or the city that was based on it. It’s a little walk behind the homes in the area that gives you a sense of the many backyards and gardens that are common to many parts of the city. If you can’t afford to live in one of these swanky SF spots—which most of us aren’t, of course—then this give you a sense of what you are missing out on.

Its very short, with no cars, and it is really quaint and beautiful. It is nice that they keep it open to the public and you will find some nice views around but it shouldn’t be a destination in itself. I don’t think I would like having people traipsing about in my backyard. However, I suppose if I had the chance of living here, I wouldn’t be complaining too much about that.
  • Lovely Trail Gardens
  • Literary Fame
  • Too Short
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

"Get a feel of nature"

Macondray lane is a small and a narrow lane running through the heart of the city perched high above the San Francisco bay. This street got its name after a merchant named Francis Macondray. The street is dressed in greenery all around making it a little paradise. Food and clothing too is upto its best on Macondray lane.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"Macondray Lane a Cool Park Within the City"

Macondray Lane is a pedestrian walkway that runs east-west near Russian Hill. More specifically the alley runs between Leavenworth and Taylor roughly paralell to Union and Green Street. Macondray Lane is simply a very green space in the middle of a busy city. A place to spend a minute to relax and recharge. At the Taylor end of the park there are stairs down to Taylor Street. The Leavenworth exit offers street access along with spectacular view of San Franciisco Bay and Alcatraz Island.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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