Just south of Buena Vista Park and west of Duboce Triangle is the quaint, affluent neighborhood of Corona Heights. The area was literally cut out of the large hill that once encompassed all of Buena Vista Park and extended all the way down to Market Street. Today, the area is known for its pretty, architecturally diverse homes, which boast panoramic views, thanks to their high elevation. Many of the streets within the neighborhood are narrow and steep, quiet and tree-lined, offering just the right amount of tranquility. 

However, shopping and dining are just minutes away in the nearby neighborhoods of Castro, Haight-Ashbury, and Cole Valley. Whether residents head to the shopping district surrounding 17th Street and Market Street, Cole, or Haight Street, they’ll find a wide range of restaurants and bars, mom-and-pop gourmet shops, and other retail establishments. For outdoor recreation, nearby Corona Heights Park and Golden Gate Park offer hiking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, and more. For culture, there are several internationally known museums located within Golden Gate Park, while the science and arts oriented Randall Museum exists within the confines of Corona Heights Park.  ©2016 Maryann LoRusso

Located within Corona Park, the Randall Museum focuses on the arts, crafts, sciences and natural history.

Located within Corona Park, the Randall Museum focuses on the arts, crafts, sciences and natural history.

Buena Vista Park is the oldest park in San Francisco and known for its breathtaking views. 

Buena Vista Park is the oldest park in San Francisco and known for its breathtaking views. 

Nearby Haight Street is lined with stores and restaurants reminiscent of its counter-culture past. 

Nearby Haight Street is lined with stores and restaurants reminiscent of its counter-culture past. 

A popular gathering spot for families and neighbors, Mission Dolores Park boasts a large, recently renovated playground and a large grassy area for picnicking.

A popular gathering spot for families and neighbors, Mission Dolores Park boasts a large, recently renovated playground and a large grassy area for picnicking.

The commercial district centered around Market and 17th Streets is overflowing with great bars, restaurants and mom-and-pop shops—including a Whole Foods supermarket.

The commercial district centered around Market and 17th Streets is overflowing with great bars, restaurants and mom-and-pop shops—including a Whole Foods supermarket.

Castro Street is a lively, culturally diverse commercial district offering everything from acclaimed restaurants and bars to neighborhood coffee shops.

Castro Street is a lively, culturally diverse commercial district offering everything from acclaimed restaurants and bars to neighborhood coffee shops.

Several MUNI lines run along Market Street through the Castro.

Several MUNI lines run along Market Street through the Castro.

The Castro Theatre is a San Francisco historic landmark. 

The Castro Theatre is a San Francisco historic landmark. 

Corona Heights Park features a museum, playground, dog park, and climbing trail that ends in 360-degree views of the city. 

Corona Heights Park features a museum, playground, dog park, and climbing trail that ends in 360-degree views of the city.