A row of Victorian homes on Alamo Square in San Francisco

Alamo Square


Potentially one of the most photographed neighborhoods in San Francisco, Alamo Square is home to the Painted Ladies, a row of colorful Victorian houses backed by the city's skyline. Many architecturally significant houses line the perimeter of the square, including the Archbishop's Mansion and the Russian and German Imperial consuls' residences from the early 1900s.

Technically part of the Western Addition neighborhood, the boundaries of Alamo Square are not well delineated. Built-up in the late 19th century, the centerpiece is the stunning park overlooking the shimmering San Francisco skyline and the famous 'painted ladies.' The row of colorful Victorians factor into tours, postcards, numerous TV shows, and films. After the tony Pacific Heights neighborhood, Alamo Square boasts some of the largest homes – by square footage, in the city.

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With gentrification, the resident population has evolved over the years. Old-timers, young tech workers, hipsters, and families frequent the restaurants, bars, and boutiques on both the Divisadero corridor and down the hill in the trendy Hayes Valley area. The restriction of chain stores ensures that the business district retains its funky, unique vibe.

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Alamo Square Park: The 12.7-acre park is one of the most iconic San Francisco attractions – along with the Golden Gate Bridge and the Cable Cars. The park has increased in popularity, in part by its growing Instagram following. 

Unique Activities: The annual Bay to Breakers footrace runs up the steep hill on Hayes and by the park. Head to the Church of 8 Wheels on a Friday or Saturday to roller skate in an old abandoned church; it's a real trip and San Francisco at its finest!

A Foodies Delight: A farmer's market at the DMV, 4505 Burgers and BBQ, and The Bi-Rite Market and Creamery are just a few of the fantastic places you can pick up, dine-in, or carry out remarkable, local food.


Alamo Square is only a hop skip and a jump to downtown via public transportation – with the 21, 22 & 24 MUNI bus lines, you can quickly get where you need to go. Easily walk to bars, restaurants, and recreation at neighboring NOPA, Hayes Valley, or Divisadero Corridor.

Food & Beverage

  • Bi-Rite Market

  • 4505 Burgers & BBQ

  • Che Fico


Parks & Recreation

  • Alamo Square Park

  • Church of 8 Wheels

  • Originals Vinyl


Nearby Communities

  • North Panhandle

  • Hayes Valley

  • Divisadero Corridor

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