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Hayes Valley neighborhood

Hayes Valley is a state of mind.

Steps from San Francisco’s illustrious performing arts venues, serious foodie locales, trend-setting boutiques and strollable streets, Hayes Valley has heart and soul. There are neighborhoods in San Francisco that offer status. And there are neighborhoods in San Francisco that offer centrality. There are those that offer culture. Great restaurants. Architectural significance. Walkability. And then there’s Hayes Valley that simply has it all.


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Hayes Valley’s character stems
from its unique history.


When the freeway came down in 1992, a rare opportunity for forging a new kind of neighborhood materialized. Where on-ramps once were, a tree-lined community park—Hayes Green—was inaugurated, and progressive eateries, chic galleries, hip boutiques, wine merchants, and brasserie-bars moved in.

With a ban on business chains, Hayes Valley is poised to attract and engender more purveyors of made-and-crafted food and goods that will keep the neighborhood at the forefront of everything that’s great about San Francisco.