Hayes Valley

Artsy and eclectic, this neighborhood has much to tempt modern bohemians and others, including a hopping nightlife and dining scene. Chic boutiques and other upscale stores also abound in the Hayes Valley/Lower Haight region. In addition, the highly-regarded SF Jazz Center is based here. Eye-catching murals grace the walls of many buildings, while innovative public art installations fill Patricia’s Green, a park-like oasis in the heart of the neighborhood. Named for the community activist who led efforts to revitalize Hayes Valley, Patricia’s Green is a nice place to take a stroll after a meal in a nearby eatery or to linger on a bench and admire the art. Housing ranges from older, traditional homes to contemporary condos, including live/work lofts.