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Cole Valley, San Francisco

#653 of 684 in Things to do in San Francisco
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Cole Valley is a small neighborhood in San Francisco, California. It borders Golden Gate Park to the north, Haight-Ashbury to the northeast, The Castro to the east. and Twin Peaks to the south. Near Kezar Stadium, Cole Valley is the smallest neighborhood in San Francisco, California.
The neighborhood is bordered on the west by Stanyan Street and the Sutro Forest, on the south by Tank Hill, and on the east by Clayton Street in San Francisco, California. The main commercial strip is condensed into three blocks along Cole Street and part of Carl Street. This strip includes more than a dozen restaurants and caf├ęs.
Cole Valley is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Inner Sunset, Haight Ashbury, Buena Vista/Ashbury Heights, Corona Heights, Clarendon Heights, and Forest Knolls. Due to its close proximity to Haight-Ashbury and Golden Gate Park, and is sometimes considered a sub-area of those areas.
Cole Valley grew up around the streetcar stop at the entrance to the Sunset Tunnel at the intersection of Carl and Cole Streets. That intersection is still the center of the neighborhood's small business district, and the N Judah light rail line still stops there.
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  • This corner of the Haight has become very upscale with its lovely Victorian houses and easy access to one of the streetcar lines. A bit cold and foggy.  more »
  • This little area is a few blocks from my house, and for two blocks, you have s bit of everything you want. Beauty supplies, fresh cheese, toys, a gym, a grocery store and an urgent care. But the...  more »

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