Classic SF neighborhoods that provide luxury living at its finest
The adjacent San Francisco neighborhoods of Presidio Heights, Laurel Heights, and Jordan Park offer exclusive estates and prestigious shopping and dining close to the renowned Presidio National Park. These neighborhoods offer luxury lifestyle at its finest with gorgeous views over San Francisco’s signature national park and out to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Presidio Heights is located to the Presidio’s immediate south with the sister neighborhoods of Laurel Heights and Jordan Park then to the south of Presidio Heights. These neighborhoods are also within minutes of Inner Richmond, a neighborhood known for its excellent restaurants offering unique dining experiences. Laurel Village Shopping Center offers a variety of locally-owned grocery stores with a friendly and quaint atmosphere. The vibe is upper-middle-class suburban with classic Victorian and Edwardian homes built between 1900 and 1930. The neighborhoods are close to UCSF and Sutter Hospital, and many great public schools are located nearby. California Street is an excellent choice for commuting to the Financial District.
Elegant Victorian and Edwardian homes
Stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge
Sacramento Street shopping and dining
The Presidio as your backyard
These neighborhoods each offer large homes with sweeping views. Combined with their proximity to the Presidio, Presidio Heights and its sister neighborhoods of Laurel Heights and Jordan Park are consistently among the most sought-after in San Francisco. One of the most prestigious addresses in the area is Presidio Terrace, a gated community with an incredible array of architectural gems. But wherever you live within these neighborhoods, you can enjoy gorgeous tree-lined streets and stunning homes that are close to some of the city’s finest shopping and dining.
The Sacramento Street shopping district covers 12 blocks between Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights with many unique stores and top restaurants. St Frank specializes in artwork and artisanal home goods. Browsing the collection at St Frank is a great way to find items to give your home a unique vibe.
Michelin-starred Spruce offers one of SF’s premier dining experiences. This beautifully designed restaurant has soaring cathedral ceilings and a skylight under which diners can enjoy the finest in seasonal Californian cooking. Zagat-rated As Quoted is one of the city’s trendiest cafes, serving finest quality coffees, sandwiches, and smoothies in a hip, minimalist space. As Quoted prides itself on organic ingredients and offers many dairy, gluten, nut, and soy-free dishes.
Away from Sacramento Street, Mandalay on California Street is an exceptional restaurant serving delicious and exotic Burmese cuisine. Inside the historic Officer’s Club at the Presidio, Arguello is an upscale spot serving authentic Mexican fare in SF’s oldest dining room.
One of the best things about living in each of these neighborhoods is being close to the Presidio. This 1,500-acre national park is located at the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge and has many scenic viewpoints for observing San Francisco’s most iconic structure. Miles of trails wind through the Presidio’s diverse habitats of rolling hills, sprawling lawns, sandy beaches, and peaceful wooded areas. The converted U.S. Army airfield of Crissy Field at the Presidio is a favorite hangout area with picnic spots, tidal wetlands, a sandy bayfront beach, and a nature center. The Presidio’s Letterman Digital Arts Center is home to Lucasfilm and features lots of props, memorabilia, and statues related to the Star Wars film series.
Other local landmarks near these neighborhoods include the Lyon Street Steps, a steep staircase at the Presidio’s edge with captivating views over the city, bay, and bridge. The historic 1820s Emanu-El temple is home to one of California’s oldest Jewish congregations. A $79 million renovation project beginning in 2020 will update the historic temple’s facilities for the modern day. The Emanu-El temple site also has a museum dedicated to Jewish history and art.
Public schools within these neighborhoods are operated by the San Francisco Unified School District. Highlights include;
Claire Lilienthal Elementary School, Public, K-8
Chinese Immersion School at Deavila, Public, K-5
Lowell High School, Public, 9-12
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, Public, 9-12
Presidio Hill School, Private, PK-8
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