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Noe Valley is located in the central part of San Francisco. This neighborhood is affluent, well situated, and convenient to many destination neighborhoods. Noe Valley is a very walkable community and is often referred to by locals as “stroller town” due to the number of pedestrians with strollers, dogs, and families with children that create plenty of pedestrian traffic. There are two main commercial corridors, Church Street and 24th Street, that are lined with restaurants, upscale shops, bookstores, banks, pharmacies, nightclubs, and cafes. 


The weather in San Francisco is rarely cold, although it can be cool and damp and a light jacket, preferably waterproof, is recommended when strolling through the region. Noe Valley is located next to the Twin Peaks which sit on the west side of the area and block frequent San Francisco fogs and winds, creating a microclimate. This microclimate makes the area warmer and sunnier than other San Francisco neighborhoods and more amenable to pedestrians.

Terrain in Noe 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
Primary access to this area is somewhat limited and, although this is a bustling neighborhood with lots of activity, traffic flow is limited which is excellent news for pedestrians. There are trolley tracks on Church Street which pedestrians should look out for. The terrain is hilly and walkers with pets will have to climb some steep and long inclines, so be prepared for an arduous hike. 


The area has many different residences with varying styles and unique architecture. There are apartments and single-family homes in the area which are situated on narrow lots. There are some trees at street fronts as well. Homes are well maintained as this is an affluent neighborhood and some houses have stairs to reach living spaces. Many have parking and garages at street level with living quarters on upper floors. There several types of residential homes, many with bay windows jutting out from upper floors and attractive architectural features.

Greenways in Noe Valley
9 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in San Francisco have an average of:
16 Greenways
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The Upper Douglas Playground, a 7-acre park, is located in Noe Valley and is inviting for both two and four-legged visitors. One section has recreational facilities with a playground, tennis, and basketball courts and is connected by a steep path to an upper terrace where a dog park is located. A rocky wall helps separate local pooches enjoying the park from the street. 


A little to the northeast in an adjacent neighborhood, Mission Dolores Park provides 16 acres of natural space. There are palm trees, open lawns, recreational facilities, music festivals, and performances in this beautiful park. The park has elevated terrain providing great views of the city and dogs are welcome on the park's numerous paved pedestrian paths to enjoy the scenery. 


Just west of Noe Valley, Twin Peaks Park is a short drive away. There is lots of local wildlife, hiking paths and spectacular views. Be prepared for strong winds and big climbs as the terrain is steep.

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