Noe Valley

Take it easy in this casually hip and family-friendly neighborhood.

As a delightfully sunny neighborhood in the midst of a city so often shrouded in fog, Noe Valley attracts a laid-back crowd looking to score fresh vegetables at its farmer’s market or sip on a full-bodied glass of red wine. Cafes and boutiques line this convivial neighborhood’s tidy main street, making it a bustling daytime destination for moms and their tots, dogs and their owners, and couples strolling hand in hand.

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On the Map

Noe Valley is bordered by Diamond Heights, Glen Park, The Castro, Twin Peaks, Bernal Heights, and Mission District

SFO Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic or 50 minutes by BART
Golden Gate Park: 17 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 21 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 30 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

A Family-Friendly Destination With a View of Downtown

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Newborn babies nuzzle their parents in Noe Valley, a San Francisco neighborhood with a distant view of Downtown.

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Don't be fooled by this neighborhood's name.

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San Francisco's storied hills still find their way into Noe Valley, too.

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Getting to Know Your Neighbors: Noe Valley's Small-Town Allure

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Whether its the local baker, florist, or cobbler, Noe Valley's intimate stores and artisanal shops lend themselves to conversations that delve deeper than "What can I do for you today?"

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When Noe Valley residents ask about your aspirations, it's likely they really want to know.

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From its kid-friendly toy stores to its style-savvy jewelers, Noe Valley is a wholesome escape for all ages.

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Noe Valley is also blessed as having one of the sunniest and warmest neighborhoods in the city – an important consideration here in San Francisco. And Noe Valley is known for its up-scale desirability and charm -- boasting trendy restaurants, bakeries, wine & cheese shops, fashionable apparel boutiques, floral shops and public transportation."

Saturdays at the Farmers Market

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Saturdays bring their own uncommon delights.

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Whether in the form of fresh produce, live music, or handmade sweets, Noe Valley's Farmers Market is a weekend ritual, and a cause for celebration.

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Cozy neighborhood with lots of cafes and shops including Whole Foods."
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Classic Victorian and Edwardian Architecture

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Noe Valley's colorful architecture matches its residents' sunny dispositions.

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Nestled at the foot of Twin Peaks, Noe Valley has a lovely neighbor to look up to.

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We all need someone to admire.

Photography

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.

Marc Olivier Le Blanc

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Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.