Cole Valley / Parnassus Heights

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Cole Valley / Parnassus Heights

Most San Franciscans think of Parnassus and Ashbury Heights as the area surrounding the distinctively charming commercial district that runs along Cole Street. With its sidewalk cafes, bakeries and fromageries, Cole Valley brings a bit of je ne sais quoi to the heart of San Francisco. Residents can stroll down hill to find several very good restaurants, gourmet food and wine stores, some mom and pop storefronts and a locally-owned hardware store. Everyday basics like a mechanic, dry cleaner, gym and coffee shops are right here as well. The older single family homes in this district are popular with buyers; there are quite a few newer multi-unit buildings and condos to be found for investment buyers as well. The trees and lush landscaping that flourish here add to the area's overall charm*. Weather patterns are fairly consistent, with foggy mornings and sunny afternoons, and wind the higher you head uphill. The N Judah Muni line stops right at Cole Street, making downtown transit a breeze. Several bus lines serve the neighborhood, and freeway access is easy, too. This is very tight-knit neighborhood, and you're sure to start seeing familiar faces after a few short weeks here. The Cole Valley Improvement Association hosts an annual street fair, and Halloween on Belvedere Street is a family friendly spectacular every year.
  • Zip Code(s): 94131, 94117

Cole Valley / Parnassus Heights Demographics

Total Population in 94131: 27,897
Gender
 Male: 52.40%
 Female: 47.60%
Median Age: 39.40 years
Population Under 5 Years Old: 4.00%
Population 65 Years Old and Over: 12.60%
Average Household Size: 2.01
Median Household Income: $76044
Occupied Housing Units
 Owner Occupied:51.90%
 Renter Occupied:48.10%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 61.50%
Race
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Hispanic or Latino (of any race):11.70%
Foreign Born 20.50%
Speak Language Other Than English at Home: 27.20

Data source: US Census

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09.18.2014
Zephyr’s Neighborhood Photo Library Grows to 2,200+ Images
Zephyr’s Neighborhood Photo Library Grows to 2,200+ Images San Francisco, CA – September 17, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate’s acclaimed San Francisco neighborhood photo library has expanded by nearly 1,000 photos. The library, which Zephyr created last year, formerly covered 37 of San Francisco’s 89 distinct neighborhoods. With the expansion, the library now holds over 2,200 photos covering 61 neighborhoods.
09.12.2014
Bay Area Beauty: The Architecture of the Residence Park
San Francisco, CA – September 12, 2014 – During the decades that followed the earthquake of 1906, new neighborhoods emerged in many parts of San Francisco. Influenced by the City Beautiful movement of the period, developers focused on land located in the outlying areas in the southern and western parts of the City. Some of the largest tracts of land west of Twin Peaks attracted a new form of residential neighborhood known as the ‘residence park’, areas defined by single family homes totally free of commercial development, integrated by a setting of green landscaped corridors and front yards. Balboa Terrace is among a very small number of such neighborhoods representing this approach to residential development in San Francisco.
09.08.2014
San Francisco’s Historic Home Trade Show on September 14
San Francisco, CA – September 8, 2014 – The second annual Historic Home Trade Show is coming up on Sunday, September 14, to its new and larger venue, the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio. 

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