Named after Buena Vista Park and located in the area immediately surrounding it, this charming neighborhood is known for its panoramic views and palm-tree-lined streets. The park itself, which is dotted with hiking trails, pathways, tennis courts and staircases, is the oldest official park in San Francisco, built in 1867. The homes here are primarily single-family Edwardians and Victorians, but there are also some more modern houses and multi-unit properties.
To the west of Buena Vista Park is the more upscale neighborhood of Ashbury Heights, known for its architecturally diverse houses on quiet, tree-lined streets with with stunning vistas. All residents enjoy proximity to the Cole Street shopping district, where a plethora of trendy restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bakeries compete for attention with mom-and-pop stores that peddle everything from gourmet food and wine to hardware. Convenient public transportation is just a short walk down the hill to Parnassus and Frederick Streets. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso