Ashbury Heights

Stunning views and rich cultural history abound in this iconic San Francisco neighborhood

Welcome to Ashbury Heights/Buena Vista Park

Stunning views and rich cultural history abound in this iconic San Francisco neighborhood


Fusing a posh ambiance and chic offerings with expansive green space and a stunning cultural history, the Ashbury Heights and Buena Vista Park area of San Francisco cultivates a unique style and upscale bohemian vibe. Famous for the iconic Haight-Ashbury intersection, a symbol of the hippie movement and counterculture of the 1960s, and once home to legendary music greats like The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin, this historic spot still sports palpable creative energy. 


Perched on San Francisco’s hillside, the cozy community of Ashbury Heights and Buena Vista Park features truly spectacular views of the city unfurling below. Leafy parks, palm tree-lined streets, and tropical landscaping lend this area an air of paradisiacal beauty, while the magnificent Victorian and Edwardian mansions, complete with built-in window seats and wainscoting, appeal to those with an appreciation for significant architecture and chic design. There’s even trivia for the pop culture enthusiast, as the hit show That's So Raven was set on Ashbury Street. Nestled to the west of Buena Vista Park, Ashbury Heights features a quiet setting and easy access to the excitement of nearby Cole Street, while Buena Vista Park itself is a tranquil gathering spot for families and outdoor adventurers. 

What to Love  

  • Breathtaking hillside views
  • Lush, tropical landscaping
  • Buena Vista Park’s secluded trails 
  • Edwardian and Victorian architecture

People & Lifestyle

Life in Ashbury Heights and Buena Vista Park centers on the eponymous park. Home to one of the city’s few remaining oak woodlands, Buena Vista Park provides a swath of wild beauty and secluded trails winding through the neighborhood. Residents can often be found on the tennis courts, picnicking with friends and family, or simply taking in the breathtaking views of San Francisco. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Evoking an old-world feel, chef-driven Ragazza features a standout menu of wood-fired fare and seasonal Italian classics, while Nopalito dazzles with a vibrant menu of fresh flavors and scratch-made Mexican cuisine. Sustainable ingredients and a laid-back vibe await at The Little Chihuahua, where the organic, scratch menu features plant-focused dishes and sustainably sourced ingredients. A darling of Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP, petite French bistro Zazie shines with traditional dinner dishes, like a le canard, and fresh twists on classic fares, like the lemon ricotta ravioli in white wine sauce, and offers one of the city’s most coveted brunch menus. Chef Clement’s charming L'Ardoise Bistro has been featured in the Michelin Guide and offers an impeccable array of French classics, from escargot en gueusaille to coq au vin.

Things to Do

Nestled in the heart of the city, Buena Vista Park is San Francisco’s most historic green space. Named for its breathtaking views, this secluded, tree-lined park features winding trails, live oak groves, and an adorable community of wildlife. Bring the kids, and the family pup, for a day of play and picnics, or enjoy a game of tennis at the beautifully maintained tennis courts


The young, and the young at heart, will want to join in for a day of interactive play and learning at the Randall Museum. Working to foster a love of science, nature, and art, this dynamic cultural center features art classes for all ages, summer camps, and fascinating exhibits. Settle in on the sunny patio at the museum’s Cafe Josephine for a post-play snack of pesto grilled cheese or fresh pastries. From the vivid wildflower display to the sweeping city vistas, Corona Heights Park invites you to explore the meandering trails and hilltop nature areas.


Residents of the Ashbury Heights/Buena Vista Park area have access to innovative schools, including:



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