Historically Noe Valley was known as a quaint suburban neighborhood with relatively inexpensive homes. In the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s many of the row houses were built for the working class families that could not afford to live in the more upscale areas of the city.
Today Noe Valley is the most sought after neighborhood by the young and affluent tech billionaires. San Francisco Magazine ranked Noe Valley more desirable than Pacific Heights. The most desired area is located above Mission Dolores Park between Cumberland St and Liberty St. Real estate prices in the neighborhood have almost tripled over the past couple of years. Many of the homes have been flipped by developers and turned into modern high tech mansions that sell between $5-$7 million. The most expensive homes offer amazing downtown views and are near by a tech shuttle stop.
Noe Valley is a neighborhood with the most sunshine and best weather in San Francisco. It is one of the most dog friendly neighborhoods and ideal for families. The neighborhood is fairly flat making it easy to walk around and very “stroller” friendly. The Noe Valley Association does a great job at keeping the community strong with plenty of neighborhood activities to enjoy. With such great weather most people head to Dolores Park on the weekends. Dolores Park is by far one of the most trendiest spots in San Francisco. It is 16 acres of lush green grass surrounded with tall palm trees. There is a soccer field, 6 tennis courts, a basket ball court, a playground and an area for dogs to play. The park is located at 19th Street and Dolores. The main shopping and dining is centered around 24th Street. There are boutique stores, fine dining, cafes, local bars and gourmet grocery stores. Every Saturday from 8am-1pm there is a local farmers market with fresh produce and live music.