The San Francisco Board of Realtors MLS Service breaks down San Francisco into 10 districts. District 5 comprises of neighborhoods that run from Duboce Park to Glen Park.
When you think of District 5, think of sunshine. Nearly all of the District 5 neighborhood enjoy some of the City’s sunniest weather. Neighborhoods in District 5 include Noe Valley, most of what people call the Mission Dolores neighborhood, the Castro District, the Haight and Cole Valley.
Some lesser-known corners of District 5 (at least to those newer or moving to the city) are Corona Heights and the Duboce Triangle. Duboce Triangle is framed by Castro, Duboce and Market streets. Its hallmarks are tree-lined streets and gracious sets of Italianate flats. Extra perks are a big Safeway grocery store, two light rail Muni stops at Duboce and Church Streets, and Duboce Park, a haven for dog-walkers and those who just love a scenic stroll.
Corona Heights is set just above the Duboce Triangle and as the name suggests, is a hillside neighborhood distinguished by its terrific east-facing views. Architecture in Corona Heights is more mixed—there are probably as many contemporary homes, if not more, than period buildings. Again, you have a higher concentration of multi-unit buildings here along streets like Roosevelt and the “planet streets” like (don’t laugh) Uranus, Saturn and Mars. Favored outdoor spaces in Corona Heights include the open space surrounding the Randall Children’s Museum and the Vulcan Stairway, which rivals the Telegraph Hill steps in terms of setting an architecture.
When looking for a single family home in a District 5 neighborhood, many start in Noe Valley or Liberty Heights. The architecture of these neighborhoods can also run towards older period styles, with stacks of peaked-roof Victorians lining the hills that dip down towards the Castro District or 24th Street. Smaller, slightly less expensive houses can be found in Glen Park, a village-like neighborhood with a BART station, and sweet commercial district along Chenery with a library, gourmet supermarket and some outstanding restaurants and eateries.
See Paragon’s District 5 market report here.
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