I specialize in finding centrally located properties for buyers, so I thought I’d showcase a trio of homes with excellent Walk Scores and which are situated in very desirable neighborhoods.
82 Chattanooga, Eureka Valley
92 Walk Score
82 Chattanooga (above) is a detached, 3BR/2BA single-family home with a remodeled chef’s kitchen, walk-out garden, two-car parking and various seismic and system upgrades. The floor plan is all on one level, so it has somewhat of a condo feel. But 82 Chattanooga is right near the J Church Muni line (like, the train runs behind the lot), and is about four blocks from Dolores Park. You’re also in walking distance of the Mission restaurants and cafes. Heading south, you’re about two blocks from Noe Valley’s 24th Street retail area.
8 Cottage Row, Lower Pacific Heights
100 Walk Score
8 Cottage Row (above) is part of the historical Cottage Row district. Cottage Row itself is a little side street situated between Bush and Sutter and Fillmore/Webster. This condo is a 2BR/1BA with about 700 square feet. It has a decent-sized kitchen and bathroom, two discreet bedrooms and a living room. And let’s not forget the in-unit washer/dryer. Only drawback is that the unit is located on the ground level, which means people can walk by your windows and look into the unit on both the Cottage Row and Bush Street sides. (But there are ways to address that.) Constructed in 1885, the four-unit building doesn’t have a garage. But for God’s sake, you’re half a block from Fillmore Street and near a variety of bus lines to downtown. HOA dues are $400/month, but they’ll be going down to $300/month at the beginning of next year.
368 Vallejo, Telegraph Hill
98 Walk Score
Have a hankering for a small single-family home pied-a-terre near the waterfront, Bay Club, Ferry Building and Jackson Square? 368 Vallejo is a 900-square-foot 1BR/1.5BA slice of a property that may do the trick. Featuring an open-plan kitchen, laundry, and office area across two levels, the home also has a sheltered patio. It was rebuilt in 2005 and has a nice sense of style. No parking, but who needs a car when you can step outside your door and walk everywhere from one of San Francisco’s iconic neighborhoods?