Buena Vista and Ashbury Heights have a quintessential old school San Francisco feel, with large, well-maintained Victorians, lots of green space and trees. Just downhill in neighboring Cole Valley is public transportation, retail, and entertainment.

The Neighborhood

If you are looking for a quiet, charming neighborhood with lots of green space and city views, yet steps away from urban fun, Ashbury Heights offers the best of both worlds. Rising steeply from Cole Valley, Ashbury Heights is home to beautifully restored Victorians as well as elegant flats and apartment buildings from the 1920s-40s.

What To Expect

Buena Vista and Ashbury Heights’ tree-lined streets are primarily residential. Access to public transportation is excellent, with Muni light-rail and bus lines nearby. Understandably, Ashbury Heights is especially appealing to young professionals.


In the evenings, residents head downhill to neighboring Cole Valley for cozy cafes, restaurants and bars. For those who desire to eat at home, several neighborhood groceries offer specialty prepared foods, local produce and fresh flowers as well as home-delivery. Active residents climb the hill to Buena Vista Park, which offers secluded, winding trails and expansive views of the city, the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island. Corona Heights Park, also nearby, has some of the best views of downtown, as well as basketball and tennis courts.

The Market

Just uphill from the Haight, Ashbury Heights has an abundance of immaculately preserved Victorian mansions.

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The Vibe

Art & Culture

The Haight, just down the hill, boasts two bookstores, three record stores, a comedy bar, a jazz bar, and hidden galleries all within 6 blocks.

Food & Nightlife

In the evenings, residents head downhill to neighboring Cole Valley for cozy cafes, restaurants and bars. At Zazie, an uber-popular local favorite, people mingle and enjoy dinner on the beautiful candle-lit patio out back. Just a few blocks away, Haight Street is lined with imaginative shops and restaurants. A short jaunt along 17th Street leads to the lively Castro and the Upper Market area.