Hayes Valley

Anchored by the imposing high-culture edifice of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center (housing the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera, and San Francisco Symphony), Hayes Valley provides plenty to do following the closing curtain.


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The District

Hayes Valley is small; its five square blocks have the feel of a cultural village. The under-the-radar boutiques have made the neighborhood a destination for cool hunters in search of the latest design trends. For those who crave a spiritual awakening, Hayes Valley is home to the San Francisco Zen Center, a light-filled Italianate building designed by Julia Morgan. Transportation options simplify getting to and from work. More than a dozen Muni lines and a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station at the foot of Grove Street connect the district. Hayes Valley homes for sale are predominately single- and multifamily Victorians, the most famous of which are the postcard-perfect Painted Ladies along Alamo Square.

The Neighbors

Hayes valley is an old district that has been experiencing a growth period for the past ten years. The old-timers still live here, but with the rise of young professionals who now call it home, Hayes Valley has seen an interesting combination of cultures develop, and with them an incoming of boutique shops, rising property values and world-class culinary fare.

The Lifestyle

Centrally located between hip nearby neighborhoods (Lower Haight, Downtown, Civic Center and SOMA), living in Hayes Valley means having everything you will want and need easily within reach.

Late night finds concertgoers heading to belle epoque-styled Absinthe Brasserie & Bar. Up-and-coming culinary artists ply their trade, opening restaurants that beg to be discovered by foodies, such as the classy and classic Hayes Street Grill; the Italian Caffe Delle Stelle and its roasted butternut-squash ravioli; and Frijtz, purveyor of Belgian mussels, frites, and crepes.

The Commute

Silicon Valley 45m by car

South San Francisco 20m by car

Financial District 15m by car

The Market & Future Outlook

The Hayes Valley real estate market is currently on an upward trend in property values and popularity and mainly comprised of condominiums and luxury apartments. The average sales price of homes in this area are north of $2.5 Million. Homes are listed for an average of 92 days in Hayes Valley.

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Everything in Between

The Art & Culture

 Home to major performance and concert halls, abundant outdoor art installations and seasonal block parties.

Why Hayes Valley?

Ground Zero for the Downtown Socialite

With its close proximity to the San Francisco major performance halls, Hayes Valley is gleaming with high-culture. Hayes Street is teeming with funky shoe and home furnishing stores and a couple hip boutiques. Some of San Francisco's best eateries and entertainment surround this culture-rich San Francisco neighborhood.

New + Coming Soon Listings Hayes Valley

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The Developments

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1699 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94109

Office: 415-345-3100 • Cell: 415-608-2233

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The Avalon Communities

In an area flourishing with convenience, recreation, culture and possibility, Avalon Hayes Valley offers San Francisco apartments in Lower Haight. Inside our refreshing smoke-free community, you'll find thoughtfully-designed studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and townhomes. Imagine entertaining in a gourmet kitchen and enjoying city views from large bay windows. Live your life effortlessly with amenities that include a fitness center and beautifully landscaped rooftop terraces with outdoor.

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