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Visitacion Valley is not far from the San Francisco Bay in the southeast region of San Francisco. Residents walking their canine family members in this neighborhood or accessing local services enjoy warm temperatures most of the year. Summers do not get too hot and winters are relatively warm. The area can be foggy with reduced visibility, but fog on the bayside burns off earlier in the day than on the western side of the city and spring and fall usually provide beautiful, clear, dry, days for strolling the neighborhood. 


Visitacion Valley is a middle-class community known for having affordable housing. There is a commercial area located along Leland Avenue with plenty of shops, services, and eateries for locals to access on foot and enjoy. This area has a diverse ethnic population and many local establishments and restaurants reflect proprietors' culture. Asian and Mexican restaurants are prevalent along Leeland Avenue and San Bruno Avenue.

Terrain in Visitacion Valley
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly
This highly developed residential neighborhood features moderate homes. Properties in the area are set close together with little setbacks from streets. Homes often feature driveways and garages in the front with small yards in the rear. The terrain is hilly and pedestrians and their pooches traversing the community may need to negotiate some steep inclines to get around. The hills and elevated terrain also provide spectacular views of the Bay and San Bruno Hills for many residents of the community, especially those with homes situated on hills. 


There is a large park on the north side of Visitacion Valley that provides a view of trees and open natural spaces as well as a golf course adjacent to residents along the northern border of the community. The Bayshore Freeway is located on the east and there is an affordable housing complex on the west. Agricultural grounds, commercial areas, and industrial buildings frame the south border of Visitacion Valley.

Greenways in Visitacion Valley
6 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in San Francisco have an average of:
15 Greenways
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John McLaren Park at 312 acres is the second largest park in urban San Francisco. This park has plenty of trees and open natural areas and lawns. There are 7 miles of walking trails serpentining through the park for dogs and their owners to meander through. The park also has playgrounds, picnic sites, athletic fields and facilities, and an amphitheater, as well as natural grassland and wetland environments. 

Unique to Visitacion Valley is The Visitacion Valley Greenway which is comprised of a series of properties providing outdoor educational opportunities to residents and youth in the community. Native Plant Gardens, children's play areas, artworks, and agricultural endeavors are featured along the greenway and host interpretive programs. The Greenway can be accessed from the commercial area on Leland Avenue and provides a natural corridor in this urban community.

Other parks and playgrounds are located in Visitacion Valley which includes Crocker Amazon Playground, Louis Sutter Playground, and Kelloch/Velasco Park.

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