Neighborhood Feature: Noe Valley

Noe Valley is still one of the best neighborhoods to live in in San Francisco. It is a safe, family-friendly neighborhood with plenty of commercial and recreational options. Majority of the residences are Victorians and Edwardians- giving it the “old SF charm”. Families, empty nesters and couples seem to love that vibe since they are the general demographic makeup here. In addition, Twin Peaks blocks the coastal fog and wind from Pacific Ocean making Noe’s microclimate sunnier that others. That + walkability = Stroller Mommy Dream! 

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Boundaries:

Its borders are generally considered to be 21st street to the north, Randall Street to the south, Dolores Street to the east, and Grand View Avenue to the west. The Castro (Eureka Valley) is directly to Noe Valley’s north, although the border is not well defined and can stretch into Noe Valley, and The Mission is to its east.

Commercial:

Because of its proximity to both The Mission and Castro, there’s a variety of food, shopping and recreation options available at Noe Valley. Small and privately-owned businesses galore. They have not just one but two shopping strips- The first along 24th Street, between Church Street and Diamond Street, and the second, less dense corridor along Church Street, between 24th Street and 30th Street. Xela Imports, Isso, Common Scents, Wink and Ambiance are a few notables. 

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Dining:

Infamous Mitchell’s Ice Cream and crowd-favorite Patxi’s call Noe home. Try the Chicago deep dish with cornmeal crust. You’ll thank us later. 

Schools:

James Lick Middle School, Alvarado Elementary School, Everett Middle School, Thomas Edison Charter Academy and Immaculate Conception Academy (borderline)

Public Transportation:

24th St BART Station, Muni

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Notables:

St Paul’s Catholic Church, Dolores Park (ISH)

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