Pacific Heights, San Francisco

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Pacific Heights is an affluent neighborhood of San Francisco, California, US, which is known for the notable people who reside in the area. It is located in one of the most scenic and park-like settings in Northern California, offering panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay, the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz and the Presidio. Its location provides a temperate micro-climate that is clearer, but not always warmer, than many other areas in San Francisco.The Pacific Heights Residents Association defines the neighborhood as inside Bush Street, Presidio Avenue, Union Street, and Van Ness Avenue.Pacific Heights is situated on a primarily east-west oriented ridge that rises sharply from the Marina District and Cow Hollow neighborhoods, to the north, to a maximum height of above sea level. Pacific Heights features two parks, Lafayette and Alta Plaza. Visible to the north are the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and Alcatraz Island.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Starting from Lafayette Park (itself to see, for the panorama of the city and Alcatraz) you can do a walking route, lasting a couple of hours, allowing you to visit one of the wealthiest residential areas of surprises and things to see in the city. Victorian houses, the French baroque-style residences, synagogues, even the House where Mrs. Doubtfire...il was filmed everything in peace of mind because, being just a residential area, virtually no shops and even tourists. An amazing part of the city to discover. Luca
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  • August 7, 2017
    First go to 2640 Steiner this is where , mrs Doubtfire was filmed, they are refurbishing at the moment, by the two trees there's peoples messages. Now go to broadway and walk 4 blocks to Lyon there's ...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Beautiful neighbourhood, clean and fascinating. Pretty houses all coloured differently. Beautiful Alamo sq., park with a spectacular view of the old and new city.  more »

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