Cole Valley


Cole Valley is a thin slice of San Francisco real estate bordered on the west by Stanyan Street and the Sutro Forest, on the south by Tank Hill and on the east by Clayton Street. It was popular with dot-comers during the late 1990’s. Craig Newmark–Craigslist founder–is a recent former resident.

The Vibe:  Today, Cole Valley is home to young professionals, staff and students of UCSF and families whose land titles can be traced back to the 1960’s.  The tree-lined streets, some Victorian architecture and cozy cafes give this neighborhood its charm.

Cole Valley Businesses and Shops:  Most businesses in Cole Valley are of mom-and-pop variety. There are chains and franchises as well. Food and coffee are the specialties here. The main commercial strip is condensed into two blocks along Cole Street, between Parnassus Avenue to the south and Frederick Street to the north. This strip includes several cafes, Cole Hardware, the brunch mecca Zazie and Crepes on Cole.

Our Take:  Young professionals, families and empty nesters–this is a neighborhood not to miss when shopping for a new home and one of Rebecca’s personal favorites!

Restaurants:  EOS, Zazie, Other Café, Bambino’s Ristorante, Boulange de Cole Valley, Burgermeister, Reverie Café, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, The Sword and the Rose

Accessibility:  Walk-able and Bus and MUNI routes. Built-in garages and street parking. Bike and scooter-friendly.

Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips.

Very Bikeable

Some hills, excellent


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