Ethnically and economically diverse, Lower Pacific Heights offers a buffet of city living. Residents can choose from the nightlife along Fillmore Street, where blues fans line up to get into the Boom Boom Room.
Lower Pacific Heights
Between California and Geary and Presidio and Van Ness lies Lower Pacific Heights, a new name for an old neighborhood. As the name suggests, this is a community undergoing rapid gentrification as newcomers discover its central location, proximity to MUNI bus lines (1,2,3,38,22), and great shopping along the main axis, Fillmore Street. As property values rise throughout the city, this neighborhood will only become more desirable.
Japantown, and its extraordinary urban mall offer restaurants and specialty retail stores. The local park, Alamo Square rewards those who climb the steps with astounding views of the city, including the oft-photographed rows of Victorians nicknamed the Painted Ladies. Those searching for inner peace can find sanctuary at the sunny, spacious and welcoming Yoga Works on Divisadero.
New restaurants along Divisadero reflect the alternative mood of this neighborhood: upbeat, adventurous, ready to try anything. Upscale Bar Crudo serves tasting platters of raw fish, Mojo Bicycle Cafe combines a bicycle retail and repair shop with a cafe and espresso bar around the corner from old school Lilly’s BarBQ.