San Francisco Richmond ReView
The Richmond District is located in the northwest corner of San Francisco, nestled in between Presidio National Park and the city’s Golden Gate Park. The neighborhood, which includes Sea Cliff and Laurel and Presidio Heights, is home to about 80,000 people. About half of Richmond residents are of Asian ancestry, primarily of Chinese and Korean descent. There is also a large Irish population and many recently arrived Russian immigrants.
Several vibrant commercial areas, including California Street, Clement Street and Geary Boulevard, serve the neighborhood. The 1,400 merchants and small offices in the Richmond District offer a wide range of goods and services.
Local landmarks include the Cliff House and the Beach Chalet at Ocean Beach, the V.A. Hospital at Fort Miley, University of San Francisco and numerous holy houses, including Temple Emanuel, St. John’s Orthodox Church and St. John’s Presbyterian Church. There are numerous attractions in Golden Gate Park, including an American Bison pen, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Strybing Arboretum, the oldest children’s playground west of the Mississippi River and a 9-hole golf course.
Distribution by Neighborhood: Presidio and Masonic Avenues to the Paciﬁc Ocean, Golden Gate Park to the Presidio, Sea Cliff
Distribution by Zip Code: 94118 and 94121
Now that people are back from their vacations and the weather is getting better,
homeowners are putting their properties on the market. Buyers are circling, so we
should see a strong fall market.
The Jog in the Fog is a 5-kilometer family fun run that supports neighborhood causes.
Commentary by Quentin Kopp, member of the SF Ethics Commission.
News from SF Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
Police activity in the Richmond District.
Topics of interest for the Richmond District
The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, University of San Francisco and Mechanics Institute will host a special free event to honor the memory of Kevin Starr, the “dean of California historians.” Speakers include Paul J. […]
An estimated 700 Richmond District residents gathered Tuesday, Aug. 2, to celebrate
National Night Out, a national community-building event sponsored locally by the SF
Police Department’s Richmond Station and its Community Police Advisory Board.
The Autumn Moon Festival is often considered a “Chinese Thanksgiving” because of its
celebration of gratitude and inclusion of abundant food – including the popular
The removal of recycling centers from the west side of San Francisco has not only made
getting deposit money directly back from recycling containers more difficult, it is also
making life harder for merchants who are now getting fined.
A plumbing crew working on Iris Avenue in the Laurel Heights was astonished to find a
large marble tombstone buried under a house they were working on.
“Over the summer what they did was a three-phase construction,” Lee said, starting with
the renovation of the classrooms, then moving on to the administrative building.
Live music at Neck of the Woods on Clement Street.
“… this mandated increase in the minimum wage is having a ripple effect you might not have seen coming.”
August Calendar of Events for the Richmond District