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The North Panhandle district of San Francisco is bordered by Anza Vista to the north, Lone Mountain to the west, Haight Ashbury to the south, and Alamo Square to the east. The “Western Addition”, though it is a neighborhood in and of itself, is generally a comprehensive term used to refer to the areas comprised of the Western Addition, Alamo Square, Hayes Valley, North Panhandle, and Anza Vista neighborhoods, but they do each maintain a unique flavor all their own. In particular, the Anza Vista and North Panhandle districts, being further out from the downtown areas than their other “western addition” counterparts, are a little less congested and a bit more quiet and relaxed. The term “western addition” was applied when the entire region was built up as downtown San Francisco expanded outward (for need of more space and housing) way back in the late 1800’s. One feature that runs in common to the western addition neighborhoods is the abundance of Victorian, Queen Anne, and Edwardian style homes. Since most San Francisco buildings that were located east of Van Ness either crumbled, burned, or both during the great earthquake and subsequent fires of 1906, the main areas that were left standing at the time included the Western Addition (and the Haight Ashbury district), parts of the Mission District and Potrero Hill District, Pacific Heights/Cow Hollow, and parts of Noe Valley and Bernal Heights. In fact, these are pretty much the only areas in San Francisco in which such classic older homes can still be found. Because of it’s relative proximity to the downtown area, the Western Addition neighborhoods are close enough, yet also just removed enough, from downtown. Do not get the wrong idea — parking and traffic and many of the problems of downtown are still quite a challenge in this area, but for the North Panhandle and Anza Vista neighborhoods, being just a bit further away from downtown, the extra distance also means a safer, more quiet neighborhood, in general. The housing style ranges from single family detached houses to apartments, condos, flats, and TIC’s in the North Panhandle District — but think in terms of fewer single family detached homes, and more condos, townhouses, lofts, flats, and apartments — plenty of home ownership here, just not plenty of space. This is the middle ground somewhere between mostly condos and apartments (SOMA, South Beach, Mission) and mostly single family detached houses (Sunset, Richmond, Twin Peaks). Housing variety and prices will vary widely based on amenities and exact location, ranging anywhere from average to spectacular, from very old to very new construction (lots of TIC and condo conversions in this area, as Victorians are often turned into 2-4 unit condos and TIC’s, for example). Trivia: the mission style McLaren Lodge, at Stanyan and Fell, was the home of John “Uncle John” McLaren, superintendent of Golden Gate Park from 1890 until his death in 1943. It is now the headquarters of the SF Recreation and Parks department. McLaren is famous for having shaped Golden Gate Park and maintained it, accomplishing a horticultural miracle of a sort by constantly planting grass, shrubs, and trees in an area that was formerly barren sand dunes, with little water. He fought city hall constantly (so who says you can’t?!), and usually won, in fact — a special law was even passed in 1917 exempting him from the mandatory retirement age of 70! Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount realtors that will sell your North Panhandle San Francisco home for a total real estate commission of 2% to 4%. Looking to buy a home in the North Panhandle District? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount broker first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a real estate rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. For all of your San Francisco North Panhandle real estate needs, call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor today!
The North Panhandle district of San Francisco is roughly bordered by Turk (or Fulton for the lower section) to the north, Divisadero to the east, Fell to the south, and Stanyan to the west. The North Panhandle neighborhood of San Francisco is officially designated as neighborhood 6f by the San Francisco Association of Realtors. It is part of District 6 (Central North), Subdistrict F. The name for the North Pahnhandle district comes from the fact that a long, narrow strip of bordering land in nearby Golden Gate Park resembles a panhandle (the rest of the park would be the pan, in other words). Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount real estate brokers that will sell your North Panhandle home for a total realtor commission of 2% to 4%. Searching for a home in the North Panhandle? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor first! Our home buyer cash rebate program will get you a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow! Whether selling a home, buying a home, or both, a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount real estate broker will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in realtor commissions on your next realty transaction! Call us!
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