Tucked in a small valley below Diamond Heights, Glen Park is a small, family-friendly neighborhood that has the feel of a peaceful small town. Hidden away from much of the city’s hustle and bustle by sprawling Glen Canyon Park, the area was built around the 1890s when the new railroad connected it with the downtown district. Today the area boasts a wide range of housing in an array of architectural styles, with most homes sharing gorgeous views and proximity to some of San Francisco’s most beautiful outdoor recreation. Glen Canyon Park occupies nearly 70 acres of hiking trails, Walter Haas Park is a great spot for children and dog lovers, and Billy Goat Hill Park provides great views and even a hilltop swing. 

Known as “the Village,” Glen Park’s commercial strip is centered at the intersection of Diamond and Chenery Streets near the Glen Park BART station. Here, residents come for the trendy restaurants, charming independent stores, laid-back bookshops, and coffee houses. For commuters, the neighborhood offers easy access to downtown and other parts of the Bay Area. Both MUNI and BART run through the station, and easy freeway access makes getting to South Bay a snap. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso

Glen Canyon Park is a 70-acre outdoor recreational area featuring a deep natural canyon with walking paths leading up into Diamond Heights.

Glen Canyon Park is a 70-acre outdoor recreational area featuring a deep natural canyon with walking paths leading up into Diamond Heights.

Walter Haas Playground offers swings, climbing areas, a basketball court, hiking trails and magnificent views.

Walter Haas Playground offers swings, climbing areas, a basketball court, hiking trails and magnificent views.

Glen Park’s commercial area centers around the intersection of Diamond and Bosworth Streets.

Glen Park’s commercial area centers around the intersection of Diamond and Bosworth Streets.

Billy Goat Hill Park is a steep, rugged park at the top of a hill between 30th and Beacon Streets. A swing waits at the top for those who want some excitement with their views.

Billy Goat Hill Park is a steep, rugged park at the top of a hill between 30th and Beacon Streets. A swing waits at the top for those who want some excitement with their views.

The Diamond Heights Shopping Center is home to several restaurants and retail stores, as well as a Safeway supermarket.

The Diamond Heights Shopping Center is home to several restaurants and retail stores, as well as a Safeway supermarket.

Destination Baking Company in Chenery Street is a cozy bakeshop known for great breakfast and coffee.

Destination Baking Company in Chenery Street is a cozy bakeshop known for great breakfast and coffee.

Le P’tit Laurent is a popular French bistro on Diamond at Wilder Street.

Le P’tit Laurent is a popular French bistro on Diamond at Wilder Street.

Neighborhood institution Bird and Beckett, Books and Records is an independent shop that not only sells books and vinyl, but also features live jazz on the weekends.

Neighborhood institution Bird and Beckett, Books and Records is an independent shop that not only sells books and vinyl, but also features live jazz on the weekends.

The Glen Park BART station is at the center of the neighborhood on the corner of Diamond and Bosworth Streets. 

The Glen Park BART station is at the center of the neighborhood on the corner of Diamond and Bosworth Streets.