Pacific Heights

For many people Pacific Heights is the quintessential San Francisco neighborhood. Featuring block after block of large scale, architecturally-significant mansions and stately Victorian homes, (some of which have city or bay views to die for), this neighborhood is truly a noteworthy and unique San Francisco destination. While most people think of single-family homes when they think of Pacific Heights, there are also plenty of condominiums, tenancies-in-common, and stock cooperatives sprinkled throughout the neighborhood. Pacific Heights is also a global neighborhood, with many consulates located in the neighborhood, and plenty more diplomats and international heavyweights (and a few politicians as well for good measure) choosing to make their San Francisco home in the ‘hood.

If you do decide to make this amazing neighborhood your home, you can count several well-known architectural masterpieces as your neighbors including the Spreckles and Flood Mansions and the Haas Lillienthal House. Any good history of San Francisco will include plenty about the neighborhood, and a casual stroll can easily take you past many a building with a long and colorful history from a time when San Francisco was just getting started. Breathtaking views compliment the stunning homes. Neighborhood businesses are upscale – as one would expect – with many designer clothing boutiques, independent bookstores, wine and spirit shops, and cafes serving the area. A night out could easily find you dining at one of the many delicious and acclaimed restaurants along Fillmore street or catching the latest documentary or foreign must-see at one of two independent movie theaters.

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Planning on sharing your home with a dog, or a kid (or both)? Both Alta Plaza or Lafayette Park are a great spot to catch up with the neighbors while getting some outdoor time.

Some additional links of interest:
About Pacific Heights (SF Chronicle / SF Gate)
Some Pacific Heights history

Corona Heights

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Many people think of Corona Heights as a part of the Castro neighborhood, but it is a distinct subdistrict of the San Francisco mulitple listing service. The Corona Heights park and playground is at the geographic center of the neighborhood, and the dog park is popular with dog owners throughout the city. The neighborhood is roughly bounded by Roosevelt to the north, Clayton to the west, Market St. to the south and Castro street to the east.

Corona Heights is a hilly neighborhood, and many of the homes offer phenomenal views of downtown, the San Francisco bay, and the southern hills.  The Randall Museum, located directly below the Corona Heights park and playground, offers an eclectic mixture of  arts, crafts, sciences and natural history for the young and young at heart. Are you a train buff? The Golden Gate Model Rail Road Club has made its home here for over fifty years.

Corona Heights has an eclectic mixture of single family homes, condos, tenancies-in-common, and unit buildings,with classic Victorian homes juxtaposed next to minimalist modern construction heavy on glass and metal details. The closest commercial area is the Castro, although the Haight Ashbury and Cole Valley neighborhoods are also within walking distance (depending on your definition of walking distance). The neighborhood is traversed by several bus lines, and the Castro and Duboce Park muni stations are also within walking distance – as long as you don’t mind hills!

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Some neighborhood links:
Corona Heights Park (Wikipedia)
Randall Museum/Corona Heights history (from the SF Neighborhood Parks Council)

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