I’ve been a Realtor in San Francisco for almost ten years, and there are (believe it or not) still streets I haven’t yet visited. While we have plenty of world-famous streets – 37.80207,-122.419699&spn=0.007952,0.013905&sll=41.76406,-87.837207&sspn=0.960818,1.779785&hq=lombard&hnear=San+Francisco,+California+94109&t=m&fll=37.80207,-122.419699&fspn=0.007952,0.013905&z=17">Lombard, for example – we also have some rather shy and retiring streets that don’t get the attention of our more famous streets…
This past week on broker’s tour, I had the chance to visit once such street – 37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=63.9851,113.90625&hnear=Edgehill+Way,+San+Francisco,+California+94127&t=m&z=17">Edgehill Way – perched at the top of Forest Hill Extension.
As you can see from the above video of Edgehill Way (which has been edited for motion stabilization), the “street” really isn’t much more than some forgotten asphalt that is in the process of being taken-back by nature, with branches hanging down and tree roots bubbling back up through the asphalt.
Fortunately (or not, depending on your perspective) there aren’t very many homes along Edgehill Way, so it isn’t a heavily trafficked street – but it definitely wouldn’t be someplace you’d want to live if your car was a Hummer, SUV, Cadillac, or any other large vehicle! I was in a Prius, and could barely squeeze past a construction vehicle, and even after that the street was incredibly narrow with no shoulder and really not much room for maneuvering.
Curious about how to get to Edgehill Way? It starts off of Garcia Ave. in Forest Hill Extension. From there, it winds and curves around, with a short off-shoot known as “Shangri-La Way” until it loops back on itself and comes back down to Garcia Ave.
What are some of the streets in San Francisco that you’ve stumbled upon and been very happily surprised with? What streets have you lived on that the delivery people were never able to find? Share your favorite (or least-favorite) streets in the comments below!