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.
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.