North of the Panhandle



The NoPa (North of the Panhandle) neighborhood and namesake park has evolved considerably over the years. Once an area occupied by shifting sand-dunes, NoPa is now a hot, somewhat edgy place to live. Peaceful yet packed with plenty to do, this area is particularly appealing to the young and techie set. The neighborhood is a well-defined five-by-six-block square, bordered by Divisadero Street, Turk Boulevard, Fell Street, and Masonic avenue. College students love this area for its proximity to USF and UCSF campuses. The weather is delightful in NoPa and often sunny when only a few blocks down, the fog wall may be rolling in.

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Living in the NoPa neighborhood is a delight! The area is relatively flat, with easy access to the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, Alamo Square, Haight Street, Hayes Valley, and Divisadero Corridor. Many premier schools are in close range, and new parents often enjoy the abundance of college kids available for babysitting. The annual Bay to Breakers footrace and costumed extravaganza often pass through the area, providing a good time for those participating or spectating. 

Golden Gate Park Panhandle

The Panhandle Park: Once used by horticulturists John McLaren as an arboretum, the one-block-wide park originally functioned as a test lab for trees and bushes before the development of Golden Gate Park. As a result, the entryway park has a wide variety of trees from across the world, with the most prevalent being Eucalyptus, Cypress, and Redwood. From sand-dunes to the location of free concerts by Janis Joplin and Grateful Dead during the summer of love, this often underrated park has a history as colorful as San Francisco itself.

The Independent is an intimate musical venue known for attracting a wide array of groups and performers. Enjoy a full bar and live music that features many new and emerging acts.


From bustling coffee shops, chic cocktail spots, and unique shops, NoPa is ideal for those seeking a car-free pedestrian lifestyle or a community with every amenity. Foodies often flock to this area for a great breakfast at The Mill, upscale Mexican cuisine at Nopalito, or 4505 Burgers & BBQ – a restaurant that focuses on the whole animal and butchery. A weekly Farmer's Market in the DMV parking lot also attracts folks from surrounding areas. With Fell and Oak Streets as prominent thoroughfares to and from downtown, locals have easy access to the freeway.

Food & Beverage

  • Nopalito

  • Bob’s Donuts

  • Brenda’s Meat & Three


Parks & Recreation

  • Golden Gate Park

  • Alamo Square Park

  • Panhandle Playground


Nearby Communities

  • Divisadero Corridor

  • Alamo Square

  • Haight-Ashbury

NoPa Properties

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Fantastic Building in Prime Location

1664 Grove Street - Buyer Rep , San Francisco Photo

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Spectacular Top Floor Condominium

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Pocket Listing - Private Sale


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