Noe Valley is named after Jose de Jesus Noe, the last Mexican mayor of San Francisco. He used to own what is present day Noe Valley as part of his Rancho San Miguel. The neighborhood was developed at the beginning of the 20th century after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
Noe Valley is home to hundreds of classic Victorian and Edwardian residential architecture- some of which still have their original facades. Noe Valley has one of the highest concentrations of row houses in the City. Noe Valley is currently home to many urban professionals, particularly young families with children as well as more mature residents who have owned homes there all their lives. Noe Valley is now considered an upscale neighborhood where a well-maintained property selling for $2-5 million is not unusual.
Walk Score & Getting Around:
Built-in garages and tons of street parking makes it viable to own a car in Noe Valley. The J Church and several tech shuttles run regularly and parts of Noe are close to the Glen Park and 24th St. BART stations.
Restaurants & Local Businesses:
One of the best neighborhoods for coffee-and-a-bagel mornings and bourgeois sensibilities, many joke about Noe Valley’s “stroller population”. Given the current and neighboring area residents, it has attracted upper scale merchants. Expect handmade products, organic produce and higher end products when shopping.
Pet-friendly. New baby-friendly. All around family-friendly neighborhood with true San Francisco charm.
Farmers Market, Noe valley Pet Company, Echo Furniture, Firefly, Fresca, Incanto, St Paul’s Catholic Church, Noe Valley Spa