Glen Park

About Glen Park

Glen Park is a small residential area known for its beautiful green parks and old homes among the neighborhood hills. From modern bungalow-style homes that border the neighborhood to the more contemporary and architecturally beautiful homes further up north, families with children love this friendly neighborhood setting. Glen Park is known for its busy local train station that many use to commute daily. It's also adjacent to Glen Canyon Park in nearby Diamond Heights neighborhood.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $995,000 to $11,000,000

Closed Prices: $570,000 to $5,499,000

Median Sale Price: $2,175,000

Average $ per sq ft: $1154

Association Fee Ranges: $50 to $751.21/mo, $0 to $400

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1900 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 415 to 6230 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 7 Bathrooms

Around Glen Park

Glen Park offers a mixture of home styles on a modest scale but at an expensive price. Modern single-family homes closer to San Jose Avenue usually experience more traffic and noise. The more reclusive single-family homes near Billy Goat Hill Park and Walter Haas Playground have less traffic and noise, and are favored by locals with children for its quiet, residential vibe.

Glen Park offers a great variety of good food and casual eateries. Delicious options like Italian, Chinese, and Mexican cuisine or pizza on Diamond and Wilder Streets are readily available. Locals also love to pick up brunch from restaurants along Diamond Street. Other casual cuisine options in the neighborhood include sushi, submarine sandwiches, and coffee shops.

You can expect to see young professionals commuting to work, students attending the local community college, and families frequenting the parks and playgrounds in the area. Glen Park has a large population made up mostly of students and families with children. The major commuter train station in Glen Park also brings in a variety of people from different neighborhoods passing through the area.

The nightlife scene isn't as vibrant in Glen Park as in other neighborhoods in the city, which is not a bad thing. The lack of nightlife greatly contributes to its residential setting and peaceful vibe that families love. But that doesn't mean you can't find a good hangout spot. Along Diamond Street you can find a casual bar that plays sports games and music. For the art crowd, there is a local bookstore that offers poetry readings and sometimes features local authors during the evening hours.

The perfect Sunday in Glen Park would be spent in the various parks and green spaces in the neighborhood for a leisurely walk or invigorating hike. Strolling through Billy Goat Hill Park for a scenic view of the entire neighborhood or taking the kids to the playground are great outdoor activities. Afterwards, have brunch at a restaurant on Diamond Street or head over to San Jose Avenue's commuter station to catch a train ride to explore other areas of the city. Another option would be to explore Glen Canyon Park for additional outdoor recreation.

Locals Love

  • Parks and natural spaces
  • Family-friendly atmosphere
  • Convenient access to public transportation

Locals Don't Love

  • Lack of entertainment and nightlife
  • Expensive cost of living

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