The quiet, hilly neighborhood of Golden Gate Heights is known for its beautiful views, pretty “secret” parks, and great location that puts it within walking distance of popular outdoor attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Many of the homes here are perched on higher ground, affording residents some of San Francisco’s most breathtaking vistas—some sweeping from downtown to across the bay and out to the Pacific.
Nature lovers appreciate that the neighborhood is overflowing with charming parks, playgrounds, picnic spots, and hiking trails—some of them relatively unknown to those who live in the area. While Golden Gate Heights is an undeniable outdoor haven, it’s also conveniently situated midway between two bustling commercial districts, Inner Sunset and West Portal, giving residents access to a wide range of eateries, specialty shops, and nightlife. Public transportation also makes it easy to get to other parts of the city, as eight bus lines and one light-rail line run through this quaint and laid-back neighborhood. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso