Glen Park

Local coffee shops, easy transit, and classic diners near a lush canyon filled with hiking trails.

Glen Park is a secluded-feeling gem easily accessed by San Francisco’s BART. The neighborhood’s picturesque streetscapes and village vibe lend its coffee shops, organic markets, and independent boutiques an undeniable charm. This gentle neighborhood offers more than simple small-town treasures—Glen Park also boasts seventy green acres and miles of hidden nature trails that weave through its lushly forested hillsides.

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On the Map

Glen Park is bordered by Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Diamond Heights, Sunnyside, and Mission Terrace

San Francisco International Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic and 40 minutes by BART
Golden Gate Park: 42 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 49 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 24 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

A Merry Hamlet Outside the Heart of the City

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Glen Park's ebullient atmosphere stems from its uncommon kindliness. Vibrance is more than a term reserved for the colors of its homes.

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It's a description of Glen Park's people, too.

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From its local baker to its local jam-maker, Glen Park promotes artisanal ingenuity.

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In Glen Park, proprietors take the phrase "Made With Love" seriously.

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From it boutiques to its bookstores, Glen Park adds a personal touch.

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You can do more than buy books here. You can attend readings and connect with authors.

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From its restaurants to its grocers, an open door is an invitation to conversation.

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An uncommon camaraderie emanates in this village-feeling neighborhood.

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It's a comforting feeling, when your neighbors know your name.

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Visually Delighting Dwellings and Views

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Colorful homes and quaint streets contribute to Glen Park's cinema-worthy setting.

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In this neighborhood, bungalows and Victorians snuggle together along the sidewalks.

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If bay windows, simple balconies, and inviting stoops weren't enough, Glen Park's garden sensibilities will steal your heart.

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Little houses on the hilltops add to their allure in other ways.

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Trekking to the top is worth it in Glen Park, a neighborhood that rewards uphill battles with unmatched views.

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Get to know Glen Park.

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You'll be glad you did.


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

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.