Short for “North of the Panhandle,” NoPa is a small neighborhood jewel where the quiet daytime hours transform into a lively nighttime atmosphere. Centrally located, NoPa locals enjoy frequent sunshine, dog-friendly parks, pop-up shops, and modern boutiques along with historic concert venues, swanky nightclubs, and trendy bars and restaurants. Its renowned food scene offers something for every palate, from burgers and BBQ to more upscale fare.
The nearby University of San Francisco is responsible for NoPa’s young vibe, but plenty of professionals and families live here too. Golden Gate Park, museums, a botanical garden, and what is possibly the oldest playground in America — Koret Children’s Quarter Playground and Carousel — are just some of the cool finds this neighborhood has to offer. Fulton and Divisadero Streets comprise NoPa’s commercial hub. The area is highly walkable, but regular MUNI service is available, and, if you’re planning a day trip, Fell Street to the south provides quick access to the freeway.
Anchored by the famous Painted Ladies, an iconic row of Victorian houses, NoPa is studded with Victorian and Edwardian homes, and properties are primarily residential. Attracting both the young and the young at heart, NoPa makes it easy to call this place home.