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
I examined the single-family home markets in the Richmond and Sunset districts and compared them
against the data in San Francisco as a whole.
Americans can have better health care at a lower cost.
Teen Computer Corps is available to answer patrons’ questions about email,
lap-top computers, tablets, cell phones, digital cameras, electronic gadgets and the
Updates from San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
Recent police activity in the Richmond District.
As I walked down Geary Boulevard recently, I realized as I looked at the buildings that not much has changed in the past 50 years.
The Park Presidio-Sunset Lions Club joined forces with the Richmond District YMCA to host a blood drive on June 17.
The Surfrider Foundation is offering free cigarette containers for the outside of
businesses that allow smoking in an effort to keep cigarette butts out of the
by Doug Comstock The old Masonic Lodge at 403 First Ave. – long before it was renamed Arguello Boulevard – approaches its 110th birthday, as the building undergoes a major transformation from the Shan-Yee Poon School […]
The historic Mountain Lake Park, located at 12th Avenue and Lake Street, reopened
to much fanfare on June 8.
After more than a dozen years of slow and silent disintegration, it seems the final curtain
has fallen for cinema at the Alexandria movie theater.
Historic photo of Ocean Beach, circa 1900.
The 75th annual Mother’s Day Rose Show, sponsored by the SF Rose Society, was held at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 14. The show featured a diverse array of roses, some of which were chosen best in their category.
Four straight men and one straight woman were committed enough to
“Homo The Documentary” to drive 18 hours in a row to be on time to interview
a subject in Oregon and to spontaneously grab their equipment to get footage of a gay
pride parade (called Emancipation Parade) in Hutchinson, Kansas.