Diamond Heights


Built on top of and in between the slopes of two hills, Diamond Heights is quiet, almost suburban-type of a neighborhood in the southern part of San Francisco. Single-family homes and small apartment blocks sit behind shady, tree-lined sidewalks. On Diamond Heights Boulevard, the 52-Excelsior bus line runs past the neighborhood's only businesses.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$698,000 to $1,795,000
  • Closed Prices:$301,572 to $2,950,000
  • Median Sale Price:$965,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$750
  • Association Fee Ranges:$443 to $850.31/mo,$0 to $829
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1945 to 1980
  • Sq. Ft.:409 to 4,420Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 5Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 5Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 5+ acres


This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy.


Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

Apartment buildings along Diamond Heights Boulevard, the eastern boundary of the neighborhood, are closest to the neighborhood's only shops and restaurants. The western half of Diamond Heights is devoted to the large and beautiful Glen Canyon Park. Cars head toward the Castro and downtown via Portola Drive, which runs along the northern side of the neighborhood. You can't tell from walking Diamond Height's roads, but the backyards of the hillside homes have great views of downtown.

Where to Eat

Dining options in Diamond Heights are extremely limited. The only eateries are in the shopping center on Diamond Heights; there are choices for coffee and pastries, and you can also get Chinese food. Fortunately, one casual diner has a diverse menu that includes burgers, Japanese food, and all-day breakfast food. The supermarket serves sandwiches and hot chicken. On Portola Drive, just west of the neighborhood's northwestern borders, another shopping center features tacos, burgers, pizza, and sandwiches.

What You'll See

There are teenagers waiting to be picked up from the neighborhood's arts-focused high school. Dog owners enjoy walking their canine companions through Glen Canyon Park, or bringing them to the veterinarian. You'll see kids piling out of cars back seats and into single-family homes, while their parents bring in groceries. You'll also see young officers training at the San Francisco Police Academy.

Friday Night Fun

There are no bars, nightclubs, or entertainment options in the neighborhood, but you can take the 52-Excelsior to the Castro if you want to drink, dance, or take advantage of late-night diners. Though Diamond Heights is usually foggy, the occasional clear night provides an excellent opportunity for stargazing.

The Perfect Sunday

Have a cup of coffee and a scone on Diamond Heights Boulevard, or eat a big breakfast with the family before bringing the kids to an expansive playground. Admire the native San Francisco vegetation while hiking in Glen Canyon Park, or use its recreational facilities to play tennis or soccer.

Locals Love

Quiet and suburban vibe • Plenty of parks and playgrounds • Family-Friendly neighborhood.

Locals Don't Love

No nightlife • Lack of shopping.


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