There are approximately 90 neighborhoods in San Francisco.
|Alamo Square||Anza Vista||Ashbury Heights||Balboa Park||Balboa Terrace||Bayview||Bernal Heights||Buena Vista|
|Castro||Cathedral Hill||Cayuga Terrace||China Basin||Chinatown||Civic Center||Clarendon Heights||Cole Valley|
|Corona Heights||Cow Hollow||Crocker-Amazon||Diamond Heights||Dogpatch||Dolores Heights||Duboce Triangle||Embarcadero|
|Eureka Valley||Excelsior||Fillmore||Financial District||Fisherman's Wharf||Forest Hill||Forest Knolls||French Quarter|
|Glen Park||Golden Gate Heights||Haight-Ashbury||Hayes Valley||Hunters Point||India Basin||Ingleside||Ingleside Terrace|
|Inner Sunset||Jackson Square||Japantown||Jordan Park||Laguna Honda||Lake||Lakeside||Laurel Heights|
|Little Hollywood||Little Manila||Little Russia||Little Saigon||Lone Mountain||Lower Haight||Lower Pacific Heights||Lower Nob Hill|
|Marina District||Merced Heights||Merced Manor||Midtown Terrace||Miraloma Park||Mission Bay||Mission District||Mount Davidson|
|Nob Hill||Noe Valley||North Beach||North of the Panhandle||Oceanview||Outer Mission||Pacific Heights||Park Merced|
|Parkside||Polk Gulch||Portola||Potrero Hill||Presidio||Presidio Heights||Richmond District||Rincon Hill|
|Russian Hill||Saint Francis Wood||Sea Cliff||Sherwood Forest||Silver Terrace||South Beach||South of Market||South Park|
|Sunnyside||Sunnydale||Sunset District||Telegraph Hill||Tenderloin||Treasure Island||Twin Peaks||Union Square|
|University Mound||Upper Market||Visitacion Valley||Vista del Mar||West Portal||Western Addition||Westwood Highlands||Westwood Park|
Alamo Square is a residential San Francisco neighborhood.It is home to victorian and edwardian style houses built between 1849 and 1915 known as "painted ladies".
Ashbury Heights is a neighborhood on the hill to the south of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, east of Stanyan Street, north of Belgrave Avenue and west of Clayton Street. Tank Hill is located in the southeast corner of Ashbury Heights.
Balboa Terrace is a small residential neighborhood in southwestern San Francisco bounded by Junipero Serra Boulevard, Monterey Avenue, Aptos Street and Ocean Avenue along the southern edge of the exclusive St. Francis Wood development.
The Bayview stretches along Third Street south of Evans Avenue, west of the Hunters Point neighborhood. The Waden Library is located on Third Street, between Quesada and Revere.
Cathedral Hill is a small area in the Western Addition neighborhood surrounding Saint Mary's Cathedral on Geary Boulevard near Gough Street. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory are located in Cathedral Hill.
Cayuga Terrace, a subset neighborhood of the larger Mission Terrace neighborhood, is bounded by Geneva Avenue, Mission Street, I-280, and Daly City. It is bordered by the Excelsior, Crocker-Amazon, and Oceanview. The Muni streetcar historic "car barn" is at one corner of this neighborhood. The award-winning Cayuga Park is located in this neighborhood.
China Basin is a neighborhood built on landfill along the San Francisco Bay. It is south of Mission Creek and the Mission Bay neighborhood, and north of the Dogpatch neighborhood. AT&T Park is across Mission Creek.
Civic Center is a San Francisco neighborhood where most of the city's government and cultural buildings are such as San Francisco City Hall,San Francisco Public Library,and the Supreme Court of California.
The Clarendon Heights neighborhood is in the central part of San Francisco, to the north of Twin Peaks and east of Mount Sutro. It stretches down to Corbett Avenue or Market Street, and Clarendon Avenue borders the north and west side.
The Corona Heights neighborhood surrounds the Corona Heights hill and park, south of Buena Vista Park and west of the Duboce Triangle. The Randall Museum is located at the end of Museum Way, in Corona Heights Park.
Cow Hollow is a generally affluent neighborhood located between Russian Hill and The Presidio, and bordering the Marina District on one side and Pacific Heights on the other. The land was used for cow grazing (as its name would imply) and a settlement for fishermen (the coast line being much closer to the area back then than it is now).
Forest Knolls is built on the southwestern side of Mount Sutro, near the main UCSF campus. Warren Drive is the southern and western border of Forest Knolls, Mount Sutro is the northern border and the Midtown Terrace neighborhood is to the east.
French Quarter (Belden Place)Edit
Golden Gate HeightsEdit
Golden Gate Heights (Sometimes called Sunset Heights) is a hilly neighborhood south of the Inner Sunset and northwest of Forest Hill. It is roughly bordered by Kirkham Street to the north, Quintara Street to the south, 8th Avenue to the east and 17th Avenue to the west. Grand View Park is a park on a hill on the northern side of the neighborhood, and Golden Gate Heights Park is a park on a hill on the southern side of the neighborhood.
The Ingleside neighborhood is located in the south western part of San Francisco, near City College. It is bordered by Ocean Avenue to the north, Ashton Avenue to the west, Lakeview Avenue to the south and Interstate 280 to the east. The Ingleside Library is located on Ocean Avenue, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit Balboa Park Station is at the edge of the neighborhood on Geneva Avenue and San Jose.
Ingleside Terraces is a small, affluent neighborhood built atop the former location of the Ingleside Racetrack. It is adjacent to the Ingleside neighborhood, bordered by Ocean Avenue to the north, Ashton Avenue to the east, Holloway Avenue to the south and Junipero Serra Boulevard to the west. There is a large sundial located on Entrada Court, surrounded by oval-shaped Urbano Drive, which was once a horse race track.
The Inner Sunset is the north eastern-most corner of the Sunset District. The commercial district around 9th Avenue and Irving Street is its general center. The Inner Sunset is west of the UCSF medical center, south of Golden Gate Park and north of Golden Gate Heights.
Japantown is a San Francisco neighborhood that covers almost 6 square cityblocks and has Japanese,Chinese,and Korean places such as supermarkets,indoor shopping malls,hotels,and banks.
Jordan Park is a small, somewhat upscale neighborhood in the north of San Francisco, bordered by Arguello Boulevard to the west, Geary Boulevard to the south, California Street to the north and Parker Street to the east. It is sometimes included as part of Laurel Heights.
Laguna Honda (Or Forest Hill Extension) is a small neighborhood between Forest Hill and Mount Davidson. Laguna Honda Hospital and the Muni Metro Forest Hill Station are both located at the north east corner of Laguna Honda near the intersection of Laguna Honda Boulevard and Dewey Boulevard. School of the Arts high school is in the south east corner of the neighborhood on Portola Drive.
The Lake District is bound by the Presidio of San Francisco to the north, Presidio Heights to the East (Arguello Street), the Inner Richmond to the south (California Street), and Sea Cliff to the West (22nd Avenue). The Lake District provides easy access to the Presidio, especially the golf course, Mountain Lake Park, Bay Area Ridge Trail and Baker Beach.
Lakeside is a long, narrow neighborhood between 19th Avenue (Highway 1) and Junipero Serra Boulevard to the south of Sloat Boulevard. San Francisco State University and the Stonestown Galleria shopping mall are both located on 19th Avenue, and the Merced Library is located in the Lakeside on Stonecrest Drive at Mercedes Way.
Laurel Heights is a neighborhood to the south of the Presidio and east of the Richmond District. It is bordered by Geary Boulevard or the University of San Francisco campus to the south, Arguello Boulevard to the west, California Street to the north and Presidio Avenue to the east. The Laurel Village shopping center is located on California between Laurel and Spruce, the California Pacific Medical Center is on California between Arguello and Maple, and a UCSF campus is located in the north eastern corner of the neighborhood.
Little Hollywood is a small neighborhood in the south eastern edge of San Francisco. It is centered around Blanken Avenue between Bayshore Boulevard and U.S. Highway 101. Little Hollywood Park is located on Lathrop Avenue, and the Bayshore Caltrain station is just south of the neighborhood, on Tunnel Avenue.
Little Manila is the area of South San Francisco bordering Daly City.
Little Russia is a section of the Richmond District. The area consists of (mostly Jewish) Russian-speaking immigrants living along Geary Boulevard between 14th and 26th Avenues.
Lower Pacific HeightsEdit
Lower Pacific Heights is located south of California Street until Geary Boulevard. The area is bordering Japan Town to the east, Western Addition to the south, Pacific Heights to the north and Laurel Heights to the west.
Lower Nob HillEdit
Lower Nob Hill is the area south of California Street until Sutter Street which is located below Nob Hill. The name surfaced among realtors in order to describe the upper area of the Tenderloin bordering Nob Hill. This area is also occasionally called the Tender Nob.
Merced Heights is a neighborhood in the south western part of the city, west of the Ingleside and Oceanview neighborhoods. It is bordered to the south by Brotherhood Way, to the west by Junipero Serra Boulevard, to the north by Holloway Avenue, and to the east by Orizaba Avenue. The Oceanview Library is located on Randolph Street at Ramsell Street, and there are two public parks on Shields Avenue. One is at Arch Street, and the other is at Byxbee Street.
Merced Manor is a neighborhood in south western San Francisco, between Stern Grove and Lake Merced. It is bordered by 19th Avenue (Highway 1) to the east, Sloat Boulevard and Crestlake Drive to the north, Skyline Boulevard to the west and Eucalyptus Drive and Lake Merced Boulevard to the south. Lowell High School is located on Eucalyptus Drive, and the Merced Manor reservoir is on Sloat between 22nd and 23rd Avenues. The Stonestown Galleria shopping mall and San Francisco State University are both on the 19th Avenue to the south of Merced Manor.
Midtown Terrace is a neighborhood in the central side of San Francisco, on the western slope of Twin Peaks. Panorama Drive runs through it, between Clarendon Avenue and Twin Peaks Boulevard. Sutro Tower is on the northern side of Midtown Terrace, and the Midtown Terrace Recreation Center is on Olympia Way at Clarendon.
The Miraloma Park neighborhood is in the central part of San Francisco, between Glen Canyon Park and Mount Davidson. Portola Drive borders Miraloma Park to the north, and the Sunnyside is to the south. Miraloma Playground is located on Omar Way at Rockdale, and Sunnyside Playground is south of Teresita Boulevard near Foerster Street.
North of the PanhandleEdit
North of the Panhandle (Or North Panhandle) is the area to the north of Golden Gate Park's Panhandle. It is bordered by Fell Street to the south, Golden Gate Park and Stanyan Street to the west, the University of San Francisco campus and Turk Street to the north and Divisadero Street to the east. Saint Mary's Medical Center is located in the neighborhood on Hayes Street between Stanyan and Shrader.
The Oceanview neighborhood is located in southern San Francisco, south of the Ingleside neighborhood and City College. It is bordered by Interstate 280 to the south and east, Lakeview Avenue to the north and Orizaba Avenue to the west. Oceanview Playground and Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center is located in the middle of the neighborhood, between Plymouth, Capitol, Lobos and Montana.
Parkside is the southern part of the Sunset District, mainly south of Quintara Street between 19th Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. Abraham Lincoln High School is located on 24th Avenue, and the Parkside Library is located on Taraval Street at 23rd Avenue. Stern Grove borders the neighborhood to the south.
Polk Gulch is sometimes defined as the commercial section of Polk Street, roughly between California Street to the south and Union Street to the north. The Polk Corridor Business Association has announced in June 2006 the local business owners intend to publicize the neighborhood as "Polk Village".
Portola is a neighborhood in the south eastern part of San Francisco, north east of McLaren Park. It is roughly bordered by San Bruno Avenue and U.S. Highway 101 to the east, Mansell Street to the south, University Street to the west and Interstate 280 to the north. Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School is located on Mansell Street, and the Portola Library is at Silver Avenue and San Bruno.
Presidio Heights is a small, affluent neighborhood between the Presidio and Laurel Heights neighborhood. It is bordered by Pacific Street and the Presidio to the north, Arguello Boulevard to the west, California Street to the south and Lyon Street to the east. California Pacific Medical Center is located on California between Arguello and Maple, and the Presidio Library is at Sacramento and Lyon.
Rincon Hill is a developing highrise neighborhood located south of the Financial District, within the larger envelope of South of Market. Due to its proximity to downtown, following the Gold Rush this was San Francisco's first affluent neighborhood. After several iterations of comprehensive planning, the hill is transitioning into a pedestrian oriented, high density, mixed use neighborhood. However, as current plans contain virtually no affordable housing element, it remains to be seen whether the hill will blossom into the diverse area envisioned, or stagnate as a pied a terre zone for the regional and global elite.
Saint Francis WoodEdit
Sherwood Forest is a small neighborhood on the south western slope of Mount Davidson. It is in the area with Dalewood way to the north and east and Lansdale Avenue to the south and west.
Silver Terrace is a neighborhood in the south eastern corner of San Francisco, between the Bayview and Portola neighborhoods. It is roughly bordered by Third Street to the east, Palou Avenue and Silver Avenue to the north, Williams Avenue to the south and Bayshore Boulevard and U.S. Highway 101 to the west. A tunnel used by Caltrain runs under Silver Terrace.
The South Beach neighborhood encompasses the mixed-use blocks which border The Embarcadero from south of the Bay Bridge down to 3rd Street. From two blocks inland westward is the South of Market neighborhood, and from south of Townsend Street and west of 3rd Street begins Mission Bay. The most notable feature of South Beach is AT&T Park in its south-east corner.
South of MarketEdit
Sunnyside is a neighborhood to the south of Mount Davidson and north of City College. The Westwood Highlands neighborhood is to the west, and Interstate 280 is to the east. The Sunnyside Conservatory is located inside the neighborhood.
Sunnydale is a small neighborhood located between McLaren Park and the Cow Palace. It is bordered by Geneva Avenue to the south, Sawyer Street to the east, Sunnyvale Avenue to the north and McLaren Park to the west.
University Mound is a neighborhood to the north of McLaren Park. It is roughly bordered by Silver Avenue to the north, University Street to the east, McLaren Park to the south and Madison Street to the west. Many of the streets running north-south in University Mound are named after universities. University Mound is a primarily residential neighborhood, however it contains a reservoir, a nursing home for elderly women, and Phillip & Sala Burton High School. The Mound is significantly diverse and has a varying landscape.
Upper Market is the area between the southern end of MMarket Street and Twin Peaks mainly spanning Corbett Avenue and Burnett Avenue. Clayton Street is on the north side of Upper Market, and Portola Drive is to the south.
Vista del MarEdit
Vista del Mar is a small neighborhood of the Outer Richmond It is bordered by 45th and 48th Avenues, and Seal Rock Drive and Balboa Street. It is also referred to as Sutro Heights.
Westwood Highlands is a small neighborhood to the north east of the intersection of Monterey Boulevard and Plymouth Avenue. The Westwood Park neighborhood is to the south, Saint Francis Wood is to the west, Sherwood Forest is to the north and the Sunnyside is to the east.
- The Neighborhood Project
- Alfredo Jacobo Perez Gomez's guide to SF neighborhoods
- San Francisco Neighborhoods, at Properties San Francisco site. (Map of San Francisco Association of Realtors designations of San Francisco neighborhoods.)
Links about specific neighborhoods: