I left my heart in San Francisco, and it will forever reside in the Richmond district. It’s where I raised my two children and owned my first home.
Our house was a 3 bedroom Edwardian with a big backyard on 15th near Balboa. So perfectly located! From there we could stroll, bike or run into Golden Gate Park via the Rose Garden, and we spent many happy hours playing at the Blue Playground, adventuring in the SF Botanical Garden, walking to the top of Strawberry Hill and visiting the DeYoung Museum or the California Academy of Sciences. We could easily walk to our favorite places – Green Apple Books, the SFPL Library branch on 9th Avenue, House of Bagels and so on. And – bonus! – Ocean Beach, the Presidio, Baker Beach, the inner Sunset and many other destinations also were walkable or accessible via public transportation.
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of representing and/or befriending the inhabitants of hundreds of homes in the Richmond district (many of them highlighted by the icons on this map). I’m so very lucky to have a job that allows me to learn new things – almost every day – about my favorite neighborhood in the city.
How well do YOU know the Richmond district? You can find out and join in the fun of our monthly trivia contest here! Scroll down for the this month’s question, the latest answers and to how to enter to win a valuable prize.