Cole Valley

Tree-lined streets, grand Victorian and Edwardian homes, and a neighborhood commercial district where everyone knows your name…that’s Cole Valley. Close to the Haight, Buena Vista Park, and Golden Gate Park, it’s a quaint enclave with an early 20th century San Francisco vibe.

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    Grattan Playground and Park

    Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park

    Viewed From Tank Hill


    Cole Valley Neighborhood Vibe

    Truly a quintessential San Francisco neighborhood, with tree-lined streets, Victorian and Edwardian homes, a bustling commercial area, and proximity to Golden Gate Park. It’s a cozy enclave known for one of the best Halloween block parties in the City (hello, Belvedere Street) and the birthplace of SF’s beloved Cole Hardware.


    Popular Home Styles

    Properties in Cole Valley are a mix of single-family houses, condominiums in smaller buildings (often conversions from apartment buildings), and some units in 5- or 6-unit buildings. It was mainly built out in the early 1900s to 1920s, so Edwardians and Victorians are quite common.


    Getting Around 

    The N-Judah runs on Carl Street near the northern edge of Cole Valley, giving commuters to downtown easy access to work. A few bus lines serve the area as well. It’s also a great neighborhood for walking — a bit hilly, but the commercial corridor on Cole Street is flat and pedestrian-friendly.


    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

    Tenancy In Common
    $799,000 | 1, 1, 0
    MLS# 423900414
    Immaculate, updated, 1bd/1ba flat in prime Cole Valley location, blocks to UCSF. With period Bay windows and full of natural light, this beautiful flat features an open concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances, comfortable living room with space for a...
    New 3D Tour Multi-Unit Open 09/09 02:00pm till 04:00pm
    $1,595,000 | 5, 0, 4
    MLS# 423907117
    Calling all investors and creative renovators! This property is your blank canvas, bursting with potential. While it won't qualify for conventional financing due to its unique featuresan adventurous back deck, stairs, and a touch of ceiling intriguecash or hard money...
    $1,890,500 | 4, 0, 2
    MLS# 423740445
    This well-maintained duplex is located on a tree-lined street in the highly desirable Cole Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. Originally constructed in 1922, the units are thoughtfully designed with practical layouts, hardwood floors, and abundant natural light. The building presents...

    Recent Cole Valley Home Sales

    $2,000,000 | 3, 2, 1
    MLS# 423746624
    Architecturally striking 2 level residence with 3 bedrooms, family room, and 2 full baths. Stunning and sophisticated, this home features open concept living spaces, designer interiors, and an exclusive use rear yard + garden. Indoor living seamlessly meets the great...
    Single Family Home
    $2,875,000 | 3, 2, 1
    MLS# 423748747
    Built in 1912, this beautiful home exudes elegance and is a true gem in one of San Francisco's most desirable neighborhoods. The main level features a spacious living room with fireplace and lovely outlooks. The formal dining room offers period...
    $1,830,000 | 2, 1, 1
    MLS# 423746221
    Exquisite 2-bed, 1-bath condo in the heart of coveted Cole Valley neighborhood. This spacious residence showcases open living areas, an abundance of natural light, private parking, ample storage, and a serene shared garden. The dining room and kitchen are bathed...

    More About Cole Valley

    The Painted Ladies of Alamo Square may show up on postcards, but Cole Valley has an equally San Francisco vibe. The tree-lined streets are home to picturesque Victorian and Edwardian homes, and the area benefits from weather with a reputation for being fairly mild and sunny, with a geography that shelters it from the fog fairly well. If you choose to make Cole Valley your home, you’ll also find yourself within walking distance to Golden Gate Park, Kezar Stadium, the UCSF Parnassus Campus, and the Haight. You’ll also be able to take advantage of good public transit access to downtown via the N-Judah as well as several bus stops.

    If Halloween is your favorite holiday, then Cole Valley should be your favorite neighborhood. Every year the residents of Belvedere Street go all out, blocking off their street and turning it into a collection of awesome decorated Halloween houses with plenty of ghosts and goblins handing out tricks and treats to children in costume. It’s always a wonderful time to try and watch the neighbors outdo each other, and kids absolutely love it.