Diamond Heights is an exclusive residential neighborhood built on two hills between Noe Valley and Glen Park. Many of the homes that sit on these hills were built in the early 1960s, and their sleek mid-century modernist style is strongly reflected in their sharp angles, glass walls, landscaped courtyards, beams, and other mod details. The quiet streets in Diamond Heights curve around the area’s hilly terrain, leading to some beautiful semi-hidden natural gems.
Residents enjoy the numerous hiking trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas found in the area’s quaint hillside parks, including George Christopher Playground, Walter Haas Playground, and Billy Goat Hill, which boasts some of the city’s most stunning vistas. A centrally located shopping center on Diamond Heights Boulevard is home to several good restaurants, a bakery, and a Safeway supermarket. And commuters enjoy the fact that the area is conveniently serviced by the three MUNI lines and connects to BART at the Glen Park Station. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso