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
    $665,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 423727309
    Just steps from the heart of Cole Valley, welcome to this warm & inviting 1-bedroom unit featuring hardwood floors & large windows w/plenty of natural light adjacent to the shared patio w/grill. Perfect for extending your unit and making entertaining...
    Tenancy In Common
    $1,195,000 | 3, 1, 0
    MLS# 423723476
    Quintessential meets convenience in this full floor Edwardian flat in the heart of Cole Valley. With three bedrooms and one and a half baths, this turn-key home is replete with period details and features exceptional character from a different era,...
    Single Family Home
    $1,595,000 | 4, 0, 3
    MLS# 423725372
    Cole Valley fixer with huge potential. Excellent development opportunity situated on an extra wide lot (35' x 100') with possible expansion options and multi-car parking; a large single-family home plus in-law, two spacious units, or fourplex with condo conversion potential...

    Recent Cole Valley Home Sales

    $949,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 423717966
    You will love the sweet location of this home in the sky just half a block from Cole Valley's myriad inviting offerings. True heart of San Francisco with eternal style at every turn of this generous Cole Valley top floor...
    $1,610,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 423713734
    Eco-friendly condo in a 2-unit building in the heart of Cole Valley. Extensively renovated, this full floor condo offers desirable green features. A fully owned solar power system with battery backup provides energy self-sufficiency almost year round. A heat-pump HVAC...
    $1,780,000 | 3, 2, 1
    MLS# 423714906
    This exquisite full floor condo in the heart of Cole Valley has been updated with modern conveniences and thoughtfully designed for a life of entertaining, play, work, study, and repose. A sophisticated living space with terrific volume, high ceilings and...

    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.