Smackdown: Eureka Valley vs Sea Cliff

When it comes to a single-family home search, buyers don’t typically consider the Castro or…Sea Cliff. For one thing, they’re two totally different neighborhoods both in character and geography, and for another, they typically aren’t parallel in price.

However, I found two homes currently on the market in these areas that are in the same price range. So I thought I’d serve up a single-family home smackdown. Which home would you prefer?

First up is 533 Noe, between 18th Street and Hancock in Eureka Valley:

This brand new listing has 4BRs/2.5BAs, as well as a family room. It’s about 2850 square feet and has a large one-car garage (or room for two small cars). The kitchen is comfortable and has an adjoining family room leading to a deck and garden:

533 Noe is located in the heart of Eureka Valley, and is in easy walking distance to all the shops, restaurants and public transportation in the Castro. List price is $1,895,000.

And in the opposite corner is 134 32nd Avenue:

Featuring 4BRs/3BAs and a free-standing garage that can also potentially accommodate two cars, this Edwardian home is listed at $1,849,000. It has four levels, and has a pentroom level with two decks, home office, family room and views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Presidio and city. There’s a lot of period detail woodwork, box-beamed ceilings, and a wood-burning fireplace with Craftsman-era wood paneling:

134 32nd Avenue was listed later last year for $2M, but has since gone down in price. It’s located opposite a playground, which may be a negative for some folks. But you’re practically on top of the Presidio, which is great for recreation.

So readers: Which home would you choose?

4 responses to “Smackdown: Eureka Valley vs Sea Cliff”

  1. Matt says:

    I love the Sea Cliff neighborhood but I always come back to the idea that if you are going to live in the city but not be within walking distance of a nice shopping/dining area you might as well live outside the city and get more bang for your buck. In other words, if you are going to have to get in your car every time you want to do something then you aren’t really getting all the benefits of living in the City.

    • insidesfre says:

      Agree with you–anyone who wants to be in a more central area in walking distance of a lot of services & restaurants will nix Sea Cliff. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. andy says:

    On the other hand on Noe st, you’re on a busy street where your kids can’t go out front safely and you can’t walk to the beach, or lands end. Some people value that a lot; certainly families with kids. Sea Cliff has quietly become pretty affordable in these outer ave’s. That said, I think the Noe st house is the better home. But if you need more space and more parking you’re getting a better value out in Sea Cliff at 555 $/Sq. Ft. And there is a lot of room for easy improvements to increase value there too.

    PS: Your links are not formatted correctly when you click them.

    PPS: The page 2 link at the bottom of the home page is also broke. It goes to page 2, but you get page 1 content.

    • insidesfre says:

      Thanks for your comments, and for the broken link alert. Still working on the page 2 link at the bottom. It’s confounding my designer.

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