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
“The Ocean Beach Master Plan, because of erosion at south
Ocean Beach, identified the need for some retreat so that the beach
can persist there, also protection of the wastewater infrastructure
there,” said Maggie Wenger, of the SF Planning Department,
during a community meeting in May.
After more than two years of struggle between moderate and progressive factions
on the SF Board of Supervisors, and a great deal of compromise,
SF Supervisor Katy Tang’s HomeSF program was approved by a 10-1 vote
in late May.
The 325-square-feet of bright, clean and newly-renovated office space for
The Writing Salon looks like it is just big enough to fit a ping pong table for a game
of doubles. Its intended design, however, is to release the unlimited potential of the
The project is funded from the $248 million Road Repaving and Street Safety
Bond, which voters passed in 2011.
The SF Board of Supervisors held a hearing on May 24 to review the current status of the San Francisco Ground Water Project.
This year marks the 135th anniversary of the Golden Gate Park Band (GGPB), which presents popular concerts in Golden Gate Park. It is one of the last big-city outdoor bands to present […]
Photo of Playland at the Beach, circa 1940.
Calendar of Events for the Sunset District
San Francisco’s rents are the highest in the nation, leading many landlords to
become speculators, anxious to use their properties for greater profits
from high market prices.
Jim Wentzel still tinkering at Aladdin Radios after over 60 years.
Community updates from Supervisor Katy Tang
Editor: The SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has quietly been adding angled parking near businesses in the Outer Sunset District. It sounds like a good idea to increase parking availability around a high traffic area, but […]
Police activity in the Sunset District.
A neighborhood journal of things to do.
Photos of the 4:20 celebration in Golden gate Park, April 20, 2017.