Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley


The Hayes Valley neighborhood has evolved a lot in the last thirty years. Like Alamo Square, it is technically part of the Western Addition. Once viewed as a less desirable section of the city, the area experienced a resurgence after the destruction of the Central Freeway in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Today, Hayes Valley is a thriving commercial district and residential community. Despite the style and real estate prices, the authentic sense of community remains. 

Victorian, Queen Anne, and Edwardian townhouses are common, and Hayes Valley is known for unusual alleys, murals, art installations, and galleries. It is also home to Blue Bottle Coffee and Smitten Ice Cream, two very cherished, homegrown brands. Dining options span the globe from Brazilian Churrascaria to French Brasserie. Unique shops draw locals and tourists – you can find a fantastic array of trendy shoes, eyewear, bags, travel accessories, and clothes by local designers.

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The Civic Center and performing arts district has played a role in influencing the area's newly formed reputation for high fashion, fine dining, and tech-forward hipster vibe. Residents enjoy the nearby Symphony, War Memorial Opera House, and the San Francisco Jazz Center, as well as several popular nightspots. Eateries are plentiful – running the gamut from high end to homespun.

Patricia's Green park

Patricia's Green park: Surrounded by many shops and restaurants, this lively urban park provides plenty of green space, benches, picnic tables, a play area, and rotating art exhibits. Initially named Hayes Green, the park was renamed "Patricia's Green" after Patricia Walkup – a local advocate who played a pivotal role in its existence. After the 1989 earthquake, Walkup and her supporters fought for years to turn the area into a family-friendly boulevard with an adjacent park. 

War Memorial Opera House: Home to the San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Opera, the War Memorial Opera House hosts San Francisco's most dynamic classical performance.


With the 101 and 280 freeway entrances and quick access to the East Bay and Peninsula, Hayes Valley is a popular destination and neighborhood. From the Biergarten to the Asian Art Museum, there are plenty of local options to keep you entertained and nourished.

Food & Beverage

  • Souvla

  • Biergarten

  • Salt & Straw

  • Blue Bottle Coffee

  • Smitten Ice Cream



  • Civic Center

  • Asian Art Museum

  • San Francisco Symphony

  • War Memorial Opera House

  • San Francisco Jazz Center


Nearby Parks & Communities

  • Patricia’s Green park

  • Jefferson Square Park

  • Alamo Square Park

  • Duboce Triangle

  • Mid-Market

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