The neighborhood we call home, “This place is great! You can see for miles from here. And Sunny? Wow!” Jose de Jesus Noe, San Francisco’s last Mexican Mayor, liked the little valley so much he built his ranch here. Noe Valley is roughly bordered to the north by 22nd Street, to the East by Dolores Street, Glen Park on the South with Glen Canyon Park & Market Street on the Western border.
Noe Valley is a true community, and a smart one, from young urban professionals to families, affectionately known as “stroller valley” for its’ profusion of baby carriages in this heavily foot travelled neighborhood. It realizes gentrification is a dragon to slay—or at least to keep at bay.
The homes in Noe are a mix of restored and original Victorians and condos with modern upscale remodels, restorations are the norm and home prices at a competitive premium. Those who settle here do less so for the view, though some can be had from homes perched at the top of the valley, than the sun and gentle weather brought about by its’ geography and protection from fog of the surrounding hills.
Residents and merchants seem to have bonded here in a singular effort to keep life reasonable. On 24th Street, the shopping area is an urban bohemia, with a mix of whole-foods stores, coffee houses, ethnic restaurants, designer clothing and furniture boutiques, new and used CD stores, all complemented by a couple of fine Irish pubs. The success of 24th Street’s shops spills south down Church Street where cafes and specialty stores now predominate. You will see families and new homeowners dotting the streets, of this community in an effort to live in one of San Francisco’s most popular destination zip codes due to the sun and central location in the City. Both hilly and flat – Noe offers some views, shopping and sun!