Why Do People Love Noe Valley?
With its convenient location on the south side of San Francisco, this lovely, sunny and popular neighborhood truly has so much to offer. Visitors and locals alike love Noe Valley's appeal with its historic Victorian and Edwardian homes. Noe Valley’s unique landscape, with its nostalgic San Francisco hills and rather pristine streets, is welcoming and pleasant for all, whether on foot or in a stroller. From Dolores Street lined with its iconic palm trees to Church Street’s landmark St. Paul’s Cathedral and surprisingly pleasant flat terrain for walkers and joggers, each street seems to have its own magic.
GREAT SHOPPING & ACTIVITIES:
Noe Valley has something to offer for all ages and interests! From the Sunday Farmer’s Market to its fantastic selection of shops to the various community events and outdoor spaces, there are so many ways to enjoy your day in Noe Valley.
As most San Franciscans know, and visitors quickly learn, each San Francisco neighborhood offers its own micro-climate, which vary greatly across our awesome city. Noe Valley is blessed with some of San Francisco’s best weather, spared from the usual fog and wind and, to its residents’ delight, it is one of the sunniest neighborhoods in San Francisco.
Noe Valley idyllic locale feels a little tucked away while still being easily accessible from downtown. The J-Church runs along Church Street through Mission Dolores, carrying commuters onto the Financial District and the Embarcadero. With quick freeway access for those who work on the Peninsula and several shuttle stops, commuting to Silicon Valley is simple.
Catering to such a diverse neighborhood population, Noe Valley offers a variety of year-round things to experience along its charming streets, including: Sunday FARMER’S MARKET offering certified organic produce and operated primarily by community volunteers just adjacent to the new play space created for little ones in NOE VALLEY TOWN SQUARE.
A wide array of restaurants, including LA CICCIA, ARDIANA, TOAST, UMA CASA, HENRY HUNAN’S, and CHLOE’S on Church St. to CONTIGO, FRESCA, FIREFLY, BACCO, LUPA TRATTORIA, HAMANO SUSHI, and BARNEY’S off the 24th Street corridor to name a few.
Countless cafés, including PHILZ, BOULANGERIE, CAFÉ XO, LOVEJOY’S TEA ROOM, MARTHA & BROTHERS COFFEE COMPANY, and NOETECA.
Excellent shopping options from groceries to gifts include WHOLE FOODS, Church Street Produce, 24th Street Cheese Company, Noe Valley Wine & Spirits, CHARLIE’S CORNER (offering sing-alongs and story time for babies and caretakers), FOLIO BOOKS, RUSSO MUSIC, TERRA MIA CERAMIC STUDIO, JUST FOR FUN, RARE DEVICE and AMBIANCE.
Fun COMMUNITY EVENTS in the Noe Valley neighborhood are outstanding and often. EVENTS AT THE NOE VALLEY TOWN SQUARE offers everything from Tai Chi, Yoga, and Town Square Meditation in the mornings. To popular yearly events such as the ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT, BBQ and Blankets, SUMMERFEST, the HOLIDAY WINE WALK + Tree Lighting, NOE VALLEY GARDEN TOUR, and so much more!
Then of course, last but not least, Noe Valley is a popular and idyllic spot among families largely due to the wonderful SCHOOLS here in the area. For PRESCHOOL there's: KATHERINE MICHIELS, NOE VALLEY PRESCHOOL, PIXIE HALL PRESCHOOL, HOLA KIDS, MOLDOVAN ACADEMY, KANGAROOS, and ST. PAUL’S LITTLEST ANGELS.
For GRADE K-5: ALVARADO, ST. PAUL’S, KATHERINE MICHIELS, and MISSION EDUCATION CENTER. And GRADE K-8: THOMAS EDISON CHARTER ACADEMY, ST. PHILLIPS, ADDA CLAVENGER, ST. JAMES or JAMES LICK MIDDLE SCHOOL for GRADE 6-8.