Known for its hilly streets, its convenience, and its diversity, the Glen Park neighborhood is one of the best places to feel like you’re in the suburbs, without ever leaving the city. This San Francisco neighborhood sits south of Diamond Heights and north of I-280, with an almost village-like section complete with locally owned businesses, many of which sit within walking distance of area homes.
The small commercial district includes some neighborhood gems, like Glen Park Café for breakfast, or the neighborhood hangout of Glen Park Station. Living in Glen Park means taking a short stroll to Canyon Market to grab some groceries or living just minutes from the trails and greenspace of area parks.
Bordering Glen Canyon Park, it’s just as easy to jump on one of the nearby hiking trails as it is to hit the tennis courts and ball fields or enjoy the recently remodeled rec center with a playground and rock-climbing wall. Nearby Haas Park, meanwhile, features its own playground, basketball court, dog park and green space. It’s also a good place to take in some nice views of the city skyline without venturing too far from home.
Only about 10 minutes from downtown, the extremely convenient Glen Park neighborhood is a good starting point to explore the rest of the city, with easy access to 280, 101, and its own BART station at the center of the neighborhood. Glen Park School sits right in the neighborhood too, plus the long-standing Silver Tree summer camp has served kids in the area for generations.
Apart from its convenience, this hilly, southern San Francisco neighborhood is also known for its uniqueness. Homes in Glen Park aren’t usually the cookie-cutter variety, as you’ll find a lot of diversity as you wind your way through neighborhood streets. Broken up primarily by the section east of Diamond and the section west of Diamond, the neighborhood is mostly single-family homes, sprinkled in with a smaller number of duplexes and condos.
Mostly built up in the early 1900s, the homes of Glen Park are sometimes multi-story designs that line winding neighborhood streets. Some of the homes bordering Noe are a bit larger with downtown views, which can be a real plus for prospective homebuyers. This community-centric neighborhood makes it easy to get what you want and need in San Francisco, but at the same time offers its own unique, village vibe.