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

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    $755,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 423905859
    This top floor 1Bd/1Ba, corner unit condo is filled with light and surrounded by beauty.Located in the Parkview Commons in beautiful Cole Valley/Parnassus District of San Francisco. The lovely view overlooking Golden Gate Park, Marin Headlands and a slight City...
    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...
    $2,650,000 | 5, 0, 0
    MLS# 423908827
    Grand Edwardian multi-unit building on a tree-lined street in charming Cole Valley! This trophy property is a rare find in the City: three vacant full-floor flats, move-in ready in an A+ location. This is a fantastic opportunity for the owner-occupier,...

    Recent Cole Valley Home Sales

    $1,800,000 | 6, 0, 3
    MLS# 423749917
    Here is the opportunity to purchase a classic pair of vacant Edwardian flats. Each unit has three bedrooms and one bathroom with a living room, a formal dining room, and kithcen. Walk to the Cole Valley Shopping District, Haight Ashbury...
    $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...
    $1,500,000 | 2, 1, 1
    MLS# 423745296
    Updated full floor flat with sunny south facing walkout yard. Open floor plan with windows on 4 sides - great natural light. Eat-in kitchen with marble counter tops, custom backsplash and wood cabinets. Period Detail. Built in 1912. Oak hardwood...

    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.

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