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
San Francisco is an expensive enough place to live; we shouldn’t have to spend hundreds
of dollars each year to replace broken car windows and stolen items.
The Richmond District Neighborhood Center’s (RDNC) 38th annual event to raise funds
for the programs and services it provides to more than 5,000 seniors, families and
neighbors every year will be held on Thursday, March 22, at the Golden Gate Club in the
A new plan to expand the emergency water system for firefighting after a major
earthquake seems to be gaining support among San Francisco city officials,
but questions remain about options yet to be explored.
The school was named for St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, a bishop in
Shanghai who came to the United States and brought an orphanage from China.
Updates from Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
Roundup of police activity in the Richmond District.
Latest news from the Richmond District.
Thom’s Fresh Organics market on Geary Boulevard is shutting its doors at the
end of February.
Two Richmond District schools are being considered for “landmark status” by the SF
Planning Department and the SF Board of Supervisors (BOS), after receiving
recommendations from the Historic Preservation Commission.
Over the past two months, the Balboa Village Merchants Association (BVMA) has been
exploring the idea of a “Balboa Village Passport,” a neighborhood loyalty program.
The Institute on Aging (IOA) will be holding its first Keep a Senior Warm for the Holidays
Drive!, collecting new and unused clothes and personal grooming goods through January
to help seniors stay warm this winter.
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.