If there’s a way to be at once upscale and elegant and yet still kid-friendly, the Laurel Heights/Jordan Park neighborhoods have it nailed.
Developed around the same time as next door Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights, these two neighborhoods features smaller yet equally beautiful single-family homes and apartments — many with yards — and, in the case of Jordan Park, front porches reminiscent of something you’d find on the east coast.
In a Word
Sunny, serene and centrally located, Laurel Heights presents as one blended district yet consists of two delightful neighborhoods whose styles are distinct from one another. Early 20th century architecture dominates Jordan Park on the western end, while Laurel Heights trends toward post-World War Two and mid-century styles.
A quick walk lets you know that living here, you’re in good company. In fact, Laurel Heights counts Presidio Heights, Lower Pacific Heights, Lone Mountain and the Inner Richmond as its neighbors.
Quiet and convenient, with plenty of expedient bus lines, handy shopping at Laurel Village, and the kid-friendly Laurel Hill playground all nearby, Laurel Heights’ proximity to the west campus of California Pacific Medical Center attracts many professionals.
While it would be misleading to claim that the shops on Sacramento Street carry the everyday essentials (you’ll have to walk an extra block to Laurel Village for those), you’ll find them stuffed to the gills with most everything you could ever want. Spend a few minutes there, you’ll see what we mean.
Why Laurel Heights?
Apart from the convenience factor and the peaceful, upscale neighborhood setting, Laurel Heights is also home to Roosevelt Middle School, an award-winning public school located on Arguello Street and Geary Boulevard, and is just a stone’s throw away from some of the finest private schools in the City.