Noe Valley feels like a little town. The hillsides of Diamond Heights and Twin Peaks make a picturesque backdrop, day or night. It’s a domestic dream village. The J-Church travels south down Church Street, a tree-lined stretch that is pretty any day of the year. It’s home to both liberals and conservatives Noe Valley has attracted the working class, dot.com millionaires, Hollywood film crews and families. Noe is chock full of upscale restaurants, home-decor boutiques, and chic clothing shops. This area is a prosperous, shopper-friendly neighborhood whose bistros, coffee shops, and bookstores are always lively, and where parking is always at a premium. The hills that surround Noe Valley give it an air of remoteness and removal from the city which, along with the plethora of pretty, long-standing Victorians, is what attracts families with kids, dogs and strollers to the neighborhood. One thing’s for sure—Noe Valleyans enjoy their neighborhood—especially on weekends.
Epicenter: Noe and 24th St.
What Noe Valley lacks in nightlife, it makes up for in quaint cafes, craft boutiques and coffeehouses. Citydwellers seeking a more relaxed pace flock to this progressive San Francisco neighborhood, where lesbian mothers push strollers and Labradors are more common than Republicans.
Spanish and Catalan Restaurant
Playground, Gym, Tennis Courts, Rec Center
Cheese, Wine, Charcuterie