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Western Addition (District 6)

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About the District

The Western Addition area consists of six neighborhoods: Anza Vista, Hayes Valley, Lower Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Alamo Square and North Panhandle.

Anza Vista

Anza Vista only spans about five blocks in all, from Geary Boulevard in the north to Turk Boulevard in the south. It is set on the hillside delivering spectacular views of the towering landscape of downtown San Francisco.

Homes here are generally short with some apartment buildings and the occasional Victorian home along beautiful tree lined streets.

Residents in the area pride themselves on providing one of the best hospitals in San Francisco, the Kaiser Foundation Hospital (KFH). There are great domestic conveniences in the vicinity too, with plenty of big name groceries and entertainment destinations including restaurants like the French Bistro Centro Parc, rated 4.5 on Yelp.

For families, the local school Wallenberg High serves the area. There is also Les Petits Canards, a unique French immersion preschool.

Hayes Valley

Out of the disastrous Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989 something beautiful has emerged in the Hayes Valley. Long gone are the jumbled parking lots and declining apartments which the neighborhood was known for, instead a vibrant Hayes Valley community has developed in the area.

Food lovers now flock to the trendy restaurants. There are many excellent choices, from the German eatery Suppenküche, the Brazilian churrascaria restaurant Espetus to the Chicago-style pizza joint Patxi’s to name a few. There are also plenty of boutique clothing and shoe shops to browse for both real and aspiring fashionistas. Finally, for the culturally minded there is much to enjoy at the many opera houses and art galleries.

Residents in this neighborhood can access the great outdoors. The nearby Patricia’s Green is a small sanctuary on Octavia Street, with inventive sculptures to admire and a playground for the kids.

Lower Pacific Heights

Properties in Lower Pacific Heights vary from magnificent Victorian buildings to more modern built multi-family units. There are several beautifully restored Victorian homes on Pine Street and upscale apartments on California, with the newer condos on Fillmore. Along the Historic Cottage Row you will also find a stretch of late 19th century houses and even a miniature park.

For being a relatively small neighborhood, Lower Pacific Heights has many conveniences to offer. There is a great selection of dining options. SPQR and the State Bird Provisions on Fillmore Street are rated in the Top 100 Bay Area restaurants list. There is plenty of entertainment, too. Music lovers will enjoy the close proximity to several concert venues such as the Boom Boom Room and the Fillmore. Even though Japantown only spans a couple of blocks, with most stores situated on Post Street, it contains a popular plaza where the Cherry Blossom Festival is held every April. For a nice quiet dinner this is the perfect place to go with plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from.

For schools, Lower Pacific Heights is very fortunate as it is located nearby to Pacific Heights where there are numerous highly rated private and public schools.

The Western Addition / Alamo Square

The Western Addition is a part of the historic Fillmore jazz district and is a multifaceted neighborhood established in the 1850s. As the name depicts, this neighborhood is a later addition to San Francisco, from the then-western border of Larkin Street. Today, the Western Addition spans from Van Ness to Divisadero, and from Fulton to Geary.

In recent years, the Western Addition has changed dramatically with condos being the most common accommodation. However, the area is fortunate to still have many impressive architectural buildings. There are entire blocks of undisturbed Victorian structures (such as the 1300 block of McAllister) and Edwardian homes.

There are also plenty of historical landmarks such as the “Harp Bop” sculpture at the Fillmore Center, the Fillmore Auditorium and the beautiful St. Mark’s Church which escaped the sweeping fires caused by the Great Earthquake in 1906, aside from the Church’s cross which melted in the heat.

Being part of the Fillmore District, the area is naturally famous for its rich Japanese-American and African-American histories. Because of this, you will find a healthy selection of family run stores, groceries, specialty restaurants and hip bars.

Alamo Square

Alamo Square, located in the Western Addition is a friendly and pretty residential neighborhood. It is packed with gorgeous Victorian houses, a row of which are known as the ‘the Painted Ladies’ and were featured in the 1980’s television show Full House.

The namesake Alamo Square Park is a popular meeting place, especially for families with children as the park features a large playground and two tennis courts, for those who like a game. The park also forms the center of the local community, which gathers from time to time to host public movie showings in the summer.

Given the small size of neighborhood, most residents rely on the nearby areas of Anza Vista and Lower Pacific Heights for access to local schools.

North Panhandle

North Panhandle, also known as NoPa, is named after its location north of the panhandle - the eastern, narrow piece of the Golden Gate Park. It is a relatively small section of the larger Western Addition area.

The small neighborhood survived the 1906 earthquake. It prides itself on beautiful, quiet and well-maintained residential streets lined with and some the oldest Victorian houses in San Francisco. At Oak and Fell Streets, these Victorian and Edwardian homes still showcase original wooden floors and single glass pane windows.

Families and professionals enjoy this neighborhood. NoPa features a selection of the city’s trendiest restaurants and nightlife venues, with the best along Divisadero Street.

For schooling, NoPa also has a lot to offer including the Pacific Primary Preschool, the University of San Francisco for college students and the San Francisco Community College for adults continuing education.