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 SF County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), which is comprised of all 11 members
of the SF Board of Supervisors, allocated $580,926 in half-cent sales tax funds in July to
the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for traffic calming measures in
Golden Gate Park.
Although the location, at one of the busiest intersections in the City, might appear to be a
highly profitable one, it seems this was not the case for Best Buy.
A bill now sitting on California Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, waiting for his signature, might
bring recycling centers back to San Francisco’s west side,.
Vintage photo of Golden Gate Park, the Richmond District, the Presidio and marin.
Letters to the editor of the Richmond ReView.
Things to do in the Richmond District.
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