This home is in close proximity to UCSF Medical Center and is ideal for anyone wishing to be nearby the hospital while caring for a family member. The hospital is just a short walk or bus ride away.
We're also very nearby Golden Gate Park, just 3 blocks to the 9th Avenue entrance. In nearby Golden Gate Park you'll find the Arboretum, California Academy of Sciences, DeYoung Museum of Art, Japanese Tea Garden, modern play grounds, a carousel, tennis courts, lawn bowling, archery, executive golf course, Conservatory of Flowers, and open space for running, roller blading, biking, sunning, or just walking in the park. Throughout the summer & fall GGP plays host to numerous music festivals, concerts, theatre, and athletic events.
We're also surrounded by a delicious selection of restaurants, cafes, and shopping, all within walking distance. Our favorites are Pomelo for global cuisine, Fresco for Peruvian, Pasquale's for pizza, Social Kitchen for a burger & fries, Nopalito for Mexican and San Tung for Chinese. We enjoy many others, but there are way too many too name! We also like Inner Fog Wine Bar where a good-tasting selection of wines, both domestic and imported, is offered in a cozy environment. On Sundays a charming Farmer Market is open in the parking lot that serves the 9th Avenue/Irving Street corridor. A lovely selection of fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, and flowers is readily available, as well as local meats, cheeses, breads, olive oils, nuts, and other artisanal goods such as honey, soaps, and confections. We usually grab a coffee across the street at The Beanery & and an artisan pastry at Arizmendi before hitting the market. Shopping is plentiful in the immediate neighborhood and it's an easy walk to Cole Valley and Haight Ashbury for an even wider variety. It's also easy to jump on the N Judah muni line, just a half block from the front door, and explore the entire city. One of my favorite weekend activities is a long walk in the neighborhood, incorporating the many outdoor staircases that exist and offer breathtaking views of the city.
Ocean Beach, Crissy Fields, the Presidio, Lincoln & Harding Parks, Sausalito, Muir Woods, the bike trails of Marin County, Mt. Tamalpais, and the San Francisco Zoo provides the opportunity for many activities. It's also a short drive to the Sonoma and Napa Valley wine countries and the beach communities of West Marin.