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