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COLE VALLEY ... Tucked between the chaotic hipness of the Upper Haight and the sleepy affluence of Sutro Forest and Buena Vista Heights , Cole Valley is a tiny, quiet neighborhood that feels more like a village than a big city. It is populated by settled yuppies who, from the looks of it, put a lot of thought into gardening.

Flowers seem to be everywhere, gracing the tops of tall wooden gates, color-coordinated to match the Spanish tile on the front steps. Flowers are also available for sale on the corner of 17 th and Cole. For a birds-eye view of the neighborhood, and one of the most spectacular views in the city, climb Tank Hill via the rickety, wooden staircase the end of Belgrave Street of 17 th .

Locals frequent the sport for watching fireworks. What locals will not find in Cole Valley are banks, huge grocery stores or that ever-present San Francisco landmark, Starbucks. This is a neighborhood unpopulated by chains and franchises, and shoppers are likely to find the store's owner working behind the counter. Cole Hardware stocks everything from hacksaws to throw rugs and the employees practically fall over themselves trying to help customers find what they need.

 

 

 

CIVIC CENTER

   

• COLE VALLEY

   

• COW HOLLOW

   

• THE EXELSIOR

   

• THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT

   

• FOREST HILL

   

• THE HAIGHT

   

• HAYES VALLEY

   

• INGLESIDE

   

• INNER SUNSET

   

LAKE MERCED

   

• LAUREL HEIGHTS

   

• THE MARINA

   

• NOE VALLEY

   

• NORTH BEACH

   

• THE MISSION

   

• NOB HILL

   

• PACIFIC HEIGHTS

     

• POTRERO HILL

     

• THE PRESIDIO

         

• THE RICHMOND

       

• RUSSIAN HILL

       

• SOMA (SOUTH OF MARKET)

       

• THE SUNSET

       

• TELEGRAPH HILL

       

• TWIN PEAKS

       

• UNION SQUARE

       

• WESTERN ADDITION

       

• WEST PORTAL STREET /

       

 

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