Buena Vista/Ashbury Neighborhood
The Buena Vista/Ashbury neighborhood is primarily residential, full of young families and professionals. On Halloween, the best block party for five-year-old kids in San Francisco can be found on Belvedere Street, which closes to traffic and attracts thousands of families that walk the decorated blocks. Most residents shop and dine downhill along nearby Cole Street in Cole Valley and the small markets on Parnassus Avenue and Haight Street. Golden Gate Park is a short walk away.
Climb the stairs at Haight and Baker streets, and you'll rapidly ascend the slopes of densely wooded Buena Vista Park, which offers fantastic views of the city, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island. The local neighborhood association has done a fantastic job in making the park family friendly.
Homes in the neighborhood come in a variety of architectural styles, including grand Victorians, colonial revival, restored carriage houses, shingled Tudors, and Queen Anne towers boasting ornate scroll work, onion domes, and stained glass windows. Access to public transportation is excellent, with numerous Muni light-rail and bus lines traversing the neighborhood.