Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Vibe
Haight Street is the commercial heart of the neighborhood, filled with coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques that cater to tourists, and plenty of other “only in the Haight” stores. The Haight Ashbury neighborhood is a very walkable area — it’s flat and easy to navigate. Proximity to Golden Gate Park — both the main part of the park and the Panhandle — gives everyone in the neighborhood a place to play outdoors.
Popular Haight Ashbury Home Styles
Eclectic. Most homes are on 25′ wide lots and touch the adjacent homes. There is a mix of housing styles and sizes from Victorian to modern, from single-family to multi-unit buildings. There are plenty of 3 – 6 unit buildings, some subdivided into condominiums, in the neighborhood.
Getting Around in The Haight Ashbury
Call it a transit-rich environment. There are about half a dozen bus lines that run through the neighborhood, and the closest N-Judah streetcar is a several-block walk away in Duboce Park from the eastern side of the neighborhood, while the Cole Valley N-Judah is within walking distance of the western side of the Haight Ashbury neighborhood.
Known to many locals as the Upper Haight, the Haight Ashbury is located along the south side of the Panhandle. The neighborhood is filled with a mix of classic Victorian homes, plenty of smaller unit buildings, and some medium-sized apartments. It’s a top tourist destination, so be prepared to navigate around visitors as they get their obligatory photo of the street signs at the intersection of Haight & Ashbury. Ground zero for the summer of love back in 1967, it’s now home to a broad spectrum of residents: from long-time neighborhood denizens to hopeful newcomers to homeless people who like the vibe of the neighborhood.