The Cole Valley - Parnassus Heights area is a sweet little spot of San Francisco tucked in the shadow of Mt. Sutro. There's a lot to love about living in Cole Valley or Parnassus Heights.
Homes for sale in the area benefit from weather with a reputation for being fairly mild and sunny, with a geography that shelters it from the fog fairly well. If you choose to make one of these spots your home, you'll also find yourself within walking distance to Golden Gate Park, Kezar Stadium, the UCSF Parnassus Campus, the Haight, and able to take advantage of good public transit access to downtown via the N-Judah as well as several bus stops.
Neighborhood homes consist of a mix of single-family houses, condominiums in smaller buildings (often conversions from unit buildings), and some units in 5 or 6 unit buildings. It was mainly built out in the early 1900's to 1920's. The commercial heart of Cole Valley runs along Cole street, between Parnassus and Frederick streets.
If Halloween is your favorite holiday, then Cole Valley should be your favorite neighborhood. Every year the residents of Belvedere Street go all out, blocking off their street and turning it into a collection of awesome decorated Halloween houses with plenty of ghosts and goblins handing out tricks and treats to children in costume. Its always a wonderful time to try and watch the neighbors outdo each other, and kids absolutely love it.
Parnassus Heights homes have a reputation for being larger and on a grander scale than Cole Valley homes, so if square footage is your primary objective, you will be well-served to consider Parnassus Heights before Cole Valley.
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