A major part of living in San Francisco is dealing with its vertical qualities. Plainly put: this is one hilly city. In fact, Wikipedia has gathered a list of some of the steeper slopes.
But what if you’re either looking to explore the hills or avoid them? It may be the former if you’re a thrill-seeker, the latter if you’re on foot or driving a manual transmission.
Enter Hill Mapper San Francisco, which charts both the uphills and downhills of our seven-by-seven piece of paradise. The program is easy to use: red-lined streets are uphill, while blue-lined are downhill. Search for any location and you’ll see just how hilly the terrain is.
The Atlantic Cities has an article about this slick new piece of software.
In terms of real estate, hills have their value depending on who you are. After all, a hill means some eye-catching views, but it can also mean lugging your groceries up a steep rise. As with anything else, it’s your choice.
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