Located just off the eastern edge of the Presidio, Laurel Heights and Jordan Park is an upscale neighborhood. Laurel Heights Village on California Street is a very popular shopping destination that attracts many people from many neighboring communities as well. Coffee shops, eateries, supermarkets, etc. are all easily within reach through both the shopping center as well the boutiques that populate Sacramento street. The ever popular Clement street is only a short ways away as well. Housing along Laurel Heights area is primarily composed of single family homes as well some larger apartment complexes and multi level homes.
Jordan Park/Laurel Heights is a beautiful, family friendly neighborhood in San Francisco. The homes in Laurel Heights are mainly midcentury modern built in the 50s and 60s. They range from owner occupied dwellings, the majority of which are three bedroom single family homes or condos, to rentals, mainly two bedroom units. As is typical in San Francisco, the homes here are fully attached. There are a few detached dwellings built in the 40s, but mostly attached is what you’ll find. Prices for single family units range from 1.2 to 3 million. Condos start at 750 thousand and go to 1.7 million.
Jordan Park has many 1920s mansions on its wide, tree lined streets. In this smaller neighborhood detached homes dominate which is unusual for San Francisco. Most of the stately properties in this area were built before 1939 and are of Victorian or Edwardian style. Here you’ll find wider lots than in Laurel Heights as well as driveways. It’s not often you’ll find a home on the market in Jordan Park, but recently there were homes in the five to six bedroom range that sold for 2.4 to 4 million.
There is much value to be had in acquiring property in this lovely neighborhood. Great schools are nearby including an award winning middle school. A number of highly rated preschools can also be found in or near this family oriented neighborhood. Just south of Laurel Heights/Jordan Park is the University of San Francisco. And of course there is an independent bookstore, Books Inc. which is the oldest independent bookseller in the west.
Nearby are two of University of California San Francisco medical centers. The one at Parnassus houses the Benioff Children’s hospital.To add even more value this neighborhood is surrounded by beautiful green space. The Presidio is just four blocks to the North. This large park has 25 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of paved roads for bicyclists. You can also visit museums or learn about nature at the many nature and recreation sites.
To the South West is Golden State Park. With over 1000 acres of land this park has a lot to offer like playgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, themed gardens and lakes. It’s a place of learning and playing. There are museums, the Conservatory of Flowers, the California Academy of Sciences, a golf course, tennis complex and so much more. All of this is just over a mile away.
Lately this high demand neighborhood has seen a trend upwards in the number of listings and a decrease in the number of days a property remains on the market. When you see a home you like get on it fast and expect to be in a bidding war. Though the process may be stressful you can be assured that you are getting great value in this unique area of San Francisco.
There is no need to leave the local area for provisions. It provides plenty of shops and restaurants as well as a great system of public transportation if the car free lifestyle is your choice. It’s also one of the most walkable neighborhoods in San Francisco. You can walk to nearly seven of the many restaurants, bars any coffee shops within five minutes.
You’ll find most of the shops in Laurel Heights, many in Laurel Village, but Sacramento and Clement Streets have many shops and restaurants, too. From highly rated and much loved bakeries to butchers that people rave about to small markets that carry local produce you can do all of your grocery shopping within a one mile radius. There are larger grocers like Trader Joe’s and Cal-Mart as well.
On those nights you don’t wish to cook you can visit any one of the 91 or so restaurants, bars and coffee shops nestled in this bustling area. Enjoy Latin comfort food at Artesano or French inspired, California cooking at Nico’s, a French Brasserie. And of course the coffee shops abound. You’ll never be far from your morning caffeine or a place to sit and work or chat.