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About Presidio

The Presidio neighborhood in San Francisco, which includes Presidio Heights and Presidio Park, is a small, charming neighborhood tucked within the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula between California Street to the south, Lyon Street to the east, and the Golden Gate Bridge to the north. Presidio Heights is a wonderful neighborhood that offers plenty of outdoor space and excellent schools. Presidio Park, a former U.S. Army military fort, boasts many hills, wooded areas, tourist sights, and scenic views overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and Pacific Ocean. Presidio is home to approximately 2,700 residents in Presidio Park and 6,000 residents in Presidio Heights.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $3,850,000

Closed Prices: $540,000 to $24,950,000

Median Sale Price: $2,650,000

Average $ per sq ft: $1158

Association Fee Ranges: $150 to $1278/mo, $0 to $883.85

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

Age: 1890 to 2006

Sq. Ft.: 658 to 9405 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 9 Bathrooms

Getting Around Presidio

Around Presidio

The architectural style of the luxury homes in Presidio Heights are generally Beaux Arts, Tudor Revival, Edwardian, and Mission Revival. It is a quiet residential area with older homes built in the 1900s to the 1930s and consists mainly of large single-family homes. However, there are condominiums and more modest single-family homes on Arguello Boulevard, Clay, or Sacramento Streets. There are some additional residential buildings (previously military housing) in neighborhoods surrounding the park, such as Baker Beach. The park isn't particularly pet friendly, so plan to keep them indoors or leashed at all times.

Locals in the Presidio neighborhood enjoy some of the best fine dining in the city, with top-notch restaurants such as Sociale, Garibaldi's, and Spruce within walking distance. Head a few blocks south of Presidio to California Street for local favorite eateries. For foodies who enjoy cooking at home, Bryan's and Cal Mart grocery stores offer the freshest produce. If you like growing your own, join the many locals who enthusiastically participate in maintaining the community garden.

Big, beautiful homes and outstanding views. Many of the homes feature Tudor-style architecture with lots of stonework and wooden shingles positioned on large, manicured yards. The main shopping and dining area around Sacramento Street, which is home to high-end retail stores, cafes, and restaurants, will be filled with a mix of local residents and out-of-towners. In the North Beach and Crissy Field's areas you'll find lots of pedestrians, bicyclists, dog walkers, and friendly people.

To catch a movie, head to the Vogue Theatre, a small, nearly 100-year-old single-screen theater located at Sacramento and Presidio. Or you can take in some culture at an arts event at the Clay Theatre on Fillmore Street or the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in Presidio. If bowling is more your style, check out the Presidio Bowl in the Moranga Town Square. There are plenty of bars or restaurants to choose from along Union and Chestnut Streets. Locals also love dining on upscale Spanish-influenced California cuisine at The Commissary.

The residents in the Presidio neighborhood enjoy lots of outdoor activities and, with easy access to Presidio Park and the Julius Kahn Playground, Sunday afternoons will never be boring for the kids - or adults, if you like golfing. The playground, located at Clay and Walnut Streets features two children's playground structures, tennis courts, a sand pit, soccer field, and baseball field, as well as lots of trails and sightseeing spots. If you enjoy window-shopping, don't miss the high-end and eclectic shopping districts on Sacramento Street and California Street. History buffs will enjoy checking out historical Presidio, which used to be a Spanish fort before it was converted into a U.S. Military base.

Locals Love

  • Spectacular views
  • Quiet neighborhood
  • Good local schools

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic from tourists
  • Lack of street parking

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