Cole Valley

Trees line the streets in front of this parkside neighborhood's mom-and-pop shops along SF's trolley stop.

Strolling Cole Valley’s tree-lined streets often leads to a postcard-worthy afternoon. It's easy to spend a day admiring this idyllic neighborhood’s Victorian architecture and snacking at its cozy cafes and charming restaurants. Cole Valley’s proximity to Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury promises countless options for wholesome fun and eclectic entertainment.

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Cole Valley is bordered by Inner Sunset, The Castro, Twin Peaks, Haight-Ashbury, and Western Addition/NOPA

SFO Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Golden Gate Park: 12 minute walk
Fisherman's Wharf: 35 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 25 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Victorian Architecture and a Laid-Back Attitude

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Cole Valley's cheery homes are indicative of its residents' sunny dispositions.

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Shared benches and bikes with baskets characterize Cole Valley, a friendly neighborhood filled with inviting spaces.

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Cole Valley's Local Culture

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From the hardware store that bears its name to its bevy of restaurants, shops, and wine bars, Cole Valley maintains an invitingly saccharine atmosphere.

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In Cole Valley, customers get cozy and settle in for neighborly conversation.

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Sometimes two scoops can be twice as nice.

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Cole Valley's independent stores indulge San Francisco's hyper-local sensibilities.

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Not to mention its style-savvy sensibilities.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Aubrie Pick

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Born and raised in LA, Aubrie Pick moved to San Francisco a decade ago to attend the Art Institute. She's called the Mission home since 2005, and loves nothing more than drinking morning coffee from Four Barrel while watching her dog romp in Dolores Park. Some of her other clients include California Home + Design Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, SPIN, Mix Magazine, and

Odessa Shekar

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Originally trained as an architect, Odessa has shifted her passion to photography of all sorts. She specializes in family, children and newborn photography but enjoys pursuing architectural photography as well. She calls San Francisco home with her husband and daughter.