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
For the last 30 years, Lenox has worked on various projects, including restoring windows
in private homes and larger projects, such as renovating windows at St. John’s
Presbyterian Church and the library windows at the University of San Francisco.
Goodbye 2017, and hello 2018! Here are some of the highlights of what’s to come.
News stories from the Richmond District.
Officials at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) are taking
another look at a plan to put speed humps and traffic diversions along Eighth Avenue, between Fulton and Lake streets.
An off-leash dog walking area in Golden Gate Park, west of Spreckels Lake and near the
intersection of Fulton Street and 40th Avenue, is slated for a $2 million makeover
sometime this year.
Single-family home prices in the Richmond District rose for the sixth year in a row, with
median prices appreciating by 2.8 percent in 2017, a 100 percent increase from the
market low in 2011.
A 13-building development planned at the University of California’s Laurel Heights
campus, a 10-acre site located at 3333 California St., has already drawn
community opposition, even as it is being reviewed by the SF Planning Department.
Historical photo from San Francisco’s past.
This is the third time that the developers, SoMa Development Partners, LLC, have submitted plans to the department but the first time they got the commission’s approval.
A small cottage built more than a century ago might fall to the latest wave of gentrification
and land speculation, which has already swept through places like the Mission District and
Noe Valley, and now seems to be washing over the Richmond District.
It has been a busy year! By Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer As we say goodbye to 2017 and head into the coming new year, I want to celebrate the accomplishments that we have achieved together […]
Hot Prowl Burglary: Seventh Avenue, Nov. 27, 10:07 a.m. The victim stated she was in her apartment by herself when she saw a hand reach out and take her wallet from a stand outside her bedroom […]
Letters to the editor of the Richmond ReView.
Historic photo of Muni streetcar.
More than 15 San Francisco neighborhoods could burn to the ground due to a lack of water at the SF Fire Department’s disposal after a major earthquake.