I made it a goal today to find three single-family houses with excellent Walk Scores. There are plenty of condos with great scores, but houses are sometimes a little more challenging. So here are three homes that’ll give you the shelter you need and also wean you off your car a little.
First up is 325 Wawona in West Portal:
325 Wawona has a whoppin’ 95 Walk Score, as it’s only half a block from the West Portal strip. The home also has an 81 Transit Score; the L line stops right nearby and takes you downtown. Listed at $1,090,000, 325 Wawona has 2BRs/2BAs, two-car parking and 1570 square feet. The owners bought the home in 2007 for $1,025,000 and stripped it down to the studs (with permits). The kitchen and baths have been remodeled, and the house is nicely done inside.
We move to the Inner Sunset, where 1291 5th Avenue has just come on the market:
1291 5th Avenue is steps away from Irving Street and has a 92 Walk Score. The 3BR/2.5BA Edwardian is listed at $1,249,000 and has loads of period detail. The kitchen has been remodeled and leads out to a sizeable yard, and all three bedrooms are upstairs. There’s a corner produce market literally next store, so if you need a quick shallot, you don’t have to go far. The 76 Transit Score means you’re right near the N Judah and multiple bus lines. And you’re only a few blocks from the heart of the 9th and Irving retail area, as well as Golden Gate Park.
Finally, we have 15 Eugenia in Bernal Heights:
The kitchen of this 4BR/4BA home listed at $1,195,000 is going over well with buyers. This is a bit higher than the normal Bernal price point, but the house is big (2380 square feet) and has two-car parking. The Walk Score is 91, and you’re about a half block from the Mission corridor (which translates into an 84 Transit Score). 15 Eugenia was purchased in 2005 for $965,000 and the current owners did extensive renovations. There’s a formal dining room, view deck, family room and huge master suite bath.
If you’re interested in seeing any of these homes, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I specialize in selling homes in central, walkable neighborhoods!