Tucked away at the southeastern edge of San Francisco’s San Miguel Range, Glen Park feels more like a sleepy village due to its small size and prolific mom-and-pop shops. Some of its parks insulate “the village” from the busier parts of town, but that only enhances its tranquil and family-friendly reputation. Residents aren’t too isolated, however: Glen Park’s BART station and easy freeway access make it a breeze to travel beyond its quaint borders for business or pleasure.
Glen Park’s designated commercial strip, conveniently located near the BART station, offers trendy restaurants, charming cafes, delectable sweets, gourmet pizza, and more. If you love the outdoors, look no further than Glen Canyon Park for miles of serene hiking trails. There’s also Walter Haas Park and Billy Goat Hill — with its whimsical hilltop swing — for incomparable bay views.
Lovely Laidley is where you’ll find the neighborhood’s architectural diversity on full display. Comparable to Noe Valley but more affordable, Glen Park has well-maintained Victorians, crafty bungalows, and sleek condos to choose from, and backyard gardens are not uncommon. If you want to add a bit of calm to your San Francisco lifestyle, come check out Glen Park.