Cole Valley

Cole Valley

Row houses on a hillside

Cole Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Welcome to Cole Valley

Tucked between Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks, Cole Valley is the smallest neighborhood in San Francisco. However, you shouldn't let its size fool you—this vibrant district showcases leafy tree-lined streets, striking Victorian homes, and a wide array of locally owned shops and restaurants. It's also close to some of the city's top destinations, including the University of California San Francisco, Kezar Stadium, and the Painted Ladies. 

Want to learn more about the Cole Valley area? Let's take a look and see what this district has to offer!

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Highlights of Cole Valley

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Golden Gate Park

The iconic Golden Gate Park is the best place to take in San Francisco's natural beauty—and it's also located just north of Cole Valley. This 1,000+ acre green space features a variety of attractions, including Kezar Stadium, the Conservatory of Flowers, the Music Concourse, sports fields, themed gardens, and tons of museums.

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Cole Street

Most of Cole Valley's small businesses are located on three blocks of Cole Street. Here, a diverse mix of mom and pop restaurants, cafes, and speciality shops come together to create a thriving commercial district that's still sheltered from nearby tourist hubs. Hotspots include Zazie, a casual French eatery, and Sword & Rose, an iconic mystical store.

Cole Valley at a Glance


  • Existing semi-attached and single-family homes
  • Most properties are valued over $1,000,000


  • Easy access to larger neighborhoods
  • Close to public transit

Key Features of Cole Valley

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You'll find some of Cole Valley's top retailers all along Cole and Carl Streets. Almost every business in this close-knit community is locally owned, so you'll also be supporting your neighbors while you shop. Tantrum Toy Store features a colorful selection of goodies for kids and adults alike, and Cole Valley Pets stocks supplies for the neighborhood's furry residents.

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Bay Area residents flock to Cole Valley to experience the neighborhood's stellar cuisine. If you're looking for recommendations, you can't go wrong with Padrecito, a family-owned Mexican restaurant that spotlights local ingredients. For a quick cup of joe or a light meal, you can't go wrong with Cafe Reverie (be sure to bring cash!). Locals also love Zazie, an iconic French bistro with a yummy brunch menu.

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When you're not strolling through Golden Gate Park or checking out Cole Valley's local businesses, be sure to explore the nearby attractions that await throughout San Francisco. When you live here, you're just a quick stroll or drive away from the Painted Ladies, Tank Hill, the San Francisco Botanical Garden, and even the Presidio.

Discover Your Perfect Place

If you're searching for a home in Cole Valley, we're here to help you navigate the process from start to finish. Amore Real Estate has the resources to need to make the home buying process a breeze, so just reach out to us to get started.

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