Hayes Valley

From freeway-bisected loser to urban renaissance pedestrian paradise winner. Sunny. Central. Flat. Where Victorians make friends with modern condos. Great shops, boutiques, and restaurants served by great transit. A San Francisco success story.

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    Patricia's Green at Octavia and Hayes
    View From a Rooftop
    Market Street in Hayes Valley

    Hayes Valley Neighborhood Vibe

    What was once a rough neighborhood, sliced in half by the elevated Central Freeway, is now one of San Francisco’s most coveted, quaint neighborhoods. Locally owned shops and eateries line leafy Hayes Street. Patricia’s Green is a focal point of the neighborhood, with a rotating art exhibit, shipping containers-turned-eateries, and a playground.


    Popular Hayes Valley Home Styles

    High rises are verboten here, with condos and unit buildings rising no more than five or six stories. Victorian and Edwardian homes nestle up next to new condos — the infill after the Loma Prieta earthquake that took down the Central Freeway. Condos in smaller buildings and TICs are common, too.


    Getting Around in Hayes Valley

    Homes on the south end of Hayes Valley are a short walk away from the N-Judah, and several bus lines serve the neighborhood as well. Bicyclists know Hayes Valley for the Wiggle, and those who are car-free appreciate the flat blocks of Hayes Valley making walks for errands a breeze.


    Hayes Valley Homes for Sale

    $1,595,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 423908412
    Stunning 2 BD, 2 BA penthouse residence in the heart of Hayes Valley features multiple walk-out balconies, panoramic views, historic architecture, and a newly constructed modern interior. The open-concept living space is bathed in light from multiple picture windows and...
    Tenancy In Common
    $519,000 | 1, 1, 0
    MLS# 423910505
    Enchanting Lily Victorian Jr 1 bedroom, 3 room flat. High ceilings, recessed lighting, tons of natural light in this charming Hayes Valley TIC. Updated kitchen and bath make this home a sanctuary on a quiet treelined street. Bamboo floors in...
    $499,000 | 0, 1, 1
    MLS# 423906373
    This cute studio apartment is the perfect urban retreat for pied a terre buyers and first time buyers alike. Located right at the border of Lower Haight, NOPA, and Duboce Triangle, 863 Haight Street offers a unique opportunity to embrace...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    $2,005,000 | 3, 2, 1
    MLS# 423906964
    The purest representation of San Francisco Victorian architecture that you'll find, this 3-bedroom home is like stepping into a movie set. Detached on all sides, natural light illuminates the intricate crown molding, 11-foot ceilings, stained glass windows, original floors, and...
    $1,325,000 | 2, 0, 0
    MLS# 423900240
    Welcome to 304 Lily Street, a charming fully detached Victorian duplex with endearing appeal exuding a blend of timeless charm and modern updates. The property features spacious one-bedroom units, which offer the versatility to effortlessly convert into two-bedroom layouts. Both...
    $1,455,000 | 3, 1, 1
    MLS# 423751978
    An exquisite, full floor Victorian condominium, soaring ceilings, generous layout, serene tree-lined block & A+ walkability in the heart of the Hayes Valley. Substantial Victorian detailing combine with custom interior design, a classic residence infused with eclectic modernity, enjoying city...

    More About Hayes Valley

    Hayes Valley: trendy, upscale, vibrant, and reinvigorated. What used to be a not-so-posh neighborhood, cut in half by the elevated Central Freeway in the 1950s, has been transformed in the aftermath of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The elevated road was damaged in the quake, and neighborhood activists campaigned to have it removed.


    When it came down, Octavia Boulevard was no longer a darkened tunnel — it’s now a wide, tree-lined boulevard. Infill housing has sprouted up on most of the lots left empty by the ghosts of on- and off-ramps gone by. Hayes Street is a mecca of trendy boutiques, bars, and restaurants, and Patricia’s Green (named for Patricia Walkup, a huge force in the neighborhood’s improvement) provides a place to play, display art, eat ice cream, and visit with neighbors.

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