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The isolated neighborhood of Glen Park is a mellow place that's perfect for young families.
Studio / 1 BR
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
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Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Creatives
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 4 Grocery stores/markets
  • 4 Nightlife options
  • 11 Fitness options
  • 10 Shops
  • 1 Banks
  • 1 Schools
  • 14 Restaurants




Glen Park has an average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for San Francisco.


Lying directly below the more popular Noe Valley neighborhood, Glen Park is a primarily residential neighborhood with a distinctly village-like vibe. To the west lies of Glen Park is the enormous Glen Canyon Park and to the north is Billy Goat Hill, which somewhat isolate this area from the rest of the city.

It might be in danger of being completely overlooked were it not for the BART station bearing its name. The few blocks to the north of the station create the quaint commercial district of the neighborhood, the streets circling past modest storefronts before wandering along rolling hills lined with older single-family homes with small yards.

The neighborhood is especially popular among young families priced out of Noe Valley. Boasting a good elementary school but minimal nightlife, mainly confined to the dive bar Glen Park Station and weekend jazz concerts at the local bookstore, Bird & Beckett, its slow pace is perfect for new families.

Chain stores are unpopular in Glen Park, which means that any large scale grocery shopping requires leaving the neighborhood. However, Canyon Market provides most basic necessities and there are plenty of coffee shops to choose from, as well as sweets at Destination Bakery, and gourmet pizza at Giallina.

One major disadvantage of Glen Park is its frequent foggy weather, but what it lacks in sun it makes up for in nature. Billy Goat Hill in Glen Canyon Park is a particular delight, with a swing on a cliff overlooking the neighborhood. Penny Lane, Poppy Lane, and Ohlone Way are hidden dirt roads near the heart of Glen Park ripe for a magic day of exploration.

While Glen Park isn’t known for its ritz or glamour, it has plenty of charm to offer those looking for a quiet, simple place to call home.

Glen Park is bordered on the north by Noe Valley, on the east by Bernal Heights, on the south by Excelsior, and on the west by Diamond Heights.

Glen Park San Francisco Neighborhood Guide


Local Flavor   Glen Park LOCAL schools

Mission Education Center
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.32 mi
St John S Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.36 mi
St. John the Evangelist School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.36 mi
Glen Park Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.38 mi
Fairmount Elementary School
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Distance:0.42 mi


Local Flavor   Glen Park Local Flavor

Bird & Beckett Books and Records
Bird & Beckett Books and Records 653 CHENERY ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94131 MAP

An independent bookstore that acts as a cultural center for the neighborhood and hosts poetry readings and live jazz shows on the weekend.

Destination Baking Company
Destination Baking Company 598 CHENERY ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94131 MAP

Stop by this cozy bakery for an assortment of fresh baked breads and sweets.

Billy Goat Hill Park
Billy Goat Hill Park 294 BEACON ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94131 MAP

A cute little green space made magical by the addition of a swing attached to a large tree near the edge of a bluff.

Tyger’s Coffee Shop
Tyger’s Coffee Shop 2798 DIAMOND ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94131 MAP

A neighborhood staple which opens early and serves American comfort food, such as big fluffy pancakes, in modest digs.

Glen Park Festival
Glen Park Festival 2830 DIAMOND ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94131 MAP

Find food, artists, and entertainment at this neighborhood festival hosted annually since 1997. Any money raised goes to children’s programs based in Glen Park.

Little Artistas

Billed as an ‘Arts & Language Studio for Kids,’ Little Artistas offers children’s arts classes in English and Spanish, as well as community events. Glen Park is their original location, and they have since expanded to other locations in San Francisco.

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