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
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    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.

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    Hayes Valley Homes for Sale

    Condominium
    $333,245 | 0, 1, 0
    MLS# 421611462
    Desirable studio in Hayes Valley; restaurants, bars, shopping, parks, museums and public transportation within walking distance. This corner unit includes upgraded fridge and floors and looks out to a large tree. Building amenities includes door person, secured entrance, gym and...
    Tenancy In Common
    $1,095,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 421611065
    Remodeled to the studs and seismically updated in 2021, this is reimagined living at Duboce Park! 42 Steiner is a 2 Bed/2 Bath light-filled corner flat with park views. Wide plank floors anchor the open plan living/dining space. A modern...
    Condominium
    $535,000 | 1, 1, 0
    MLS# 421611078
    Modern unit in Edwardian building on hidden alley in the heart of Hayes Valley. One bedroom, one bath flat with custom finishes throughout. New kitchen with honed CaesarStone counters w/dining bar, Grohe fixture, dishwasher and nice stainless hood over range....
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    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

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    5 or More Unit
    $2,275,000 | 0, 0
    MLS# 421608238
    511 Waller Street is ideally located in the heart of San Francisco in the Lower Haight neighborhood. This 6 unit investment property is comprised of 1 studio unit and 5 1-bedrooms spanning over 3 levels. The units have high ceilings,...
    SOLD
    Condominium
    $1,050,000 | 2, 1, 1
    MLS# 421602620
    This top floor sun drenched spacious two bedroom and one full bathroom condo is located in the highly sought-after location of Hayes Valley. Situated in a small well-maintained boutique 14-unit building, this remodeled corner unit has nice outlooks from every...
    SOLD
    Condominium
    $1,599,000 | 3, 2, 1
    MLS# 421603377
    Welcome to 252 Waller, a grand top floor Victorian flat that gracefully combines period details with modern conveniences. You'll find charming finishes like ornate cornices, wainscoting, celling medallions and 2 fireplaces alongside hi-tech features like rooftop solar, Nest thermostat, self-closing...
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    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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