Alamo Square is home to the famous six Victorian houses known as the Painted Ladies. These iconic homes have earned the street the moniker Postcard Row for the numerous images and media that they appear in. However, Alamo Square has a lot to offer beyond Postcard Row. Centrally located in Alamo Square is Alamo Square Park which sits on a hill and offers an encompassing view of San Francisco. On clear days one can see the Golden Gate Bridge and much of San Francisco Bay. Like the Painted Ladies show, some of San Francisco's finest Victorian architecture is on display here making Alamo Square one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in.
The Alamo Square area contains the second largest concentration of homes over 10,000 square feet (930 m2) in San Francisco, after the Pacific Heights neighborhood.
On a clear day, the Transamerica Pyramid building and the tops of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge can be seen from Alamo Square Park center. The San Francisco City Hall can be seen directly down Fulton Street.
Alamo Square facing south
The demographics of the neighborhood are characteristic of other urban neighborhoods that have undergone gentrification: many young people and upper-middle-class homeowners, in addition to a diverse older population. Divisadero Street, which divides Alamo Square from North Panhandle, is home to a number of small businesses including a growing collection of hip and popular restaurants and bars. Efforts on the part of Alamo Square and North Panhandle residents and merchants have led to restrictions on chain stores on the corridor.
655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Delicious raw seafood. Great drinks to wash it down. A California-like spin on Sushi & Seafood.
Steaks, Chicken, Ribs and Chops
705 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 931-7427
1800 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94115 (Map)
The sushi is very good, especially for the price. Plus the crowd is young and lively.
Reggae Runnins Village Store
505 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94117 (Map)
A juice bar/deli featuring vegetarian dishes including Jamaican Patties, Stews, Garden Burgers, and other veggie delights.
Small Patatoes Catering
35 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Map)
Small Potatoes is a Green Certified business. Fresh, Whole, Original Food, & Local, Organic & Sustainable Suppliers
Alamo Square Seafood Grill
803 fillmore st. san francisco CA 94117