The neighborhood is close to the hustle-and-bustling city amenities.
A friendly neighborhood full of art, music, and character
Noe Valley sits between two large hills of San Francisco. The neighborhood is close to the hustle-and-bustling city amenities but also offers activities that its own residents can enjoy. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and there is plenty of unique character to Noe Valley. The heartbeat of the neighborhood comes from local art shows, live music, annual festivals, and unique hidden gardens around town.
Residents enjoy the flavors of cuisine from around the world when they visit the local restaurants, which include a Greek restaurant and a French-inspired brassiere. In the center of Noe Valley are a delectable coffee shop and a fresh grocery store. Residents enjoy the summer with fun local concerts and festivals, including the Outside Lands Annual Festival and Concert. They get in touch with the city's artistic side when they see an art gallery or take a beautiful stroll with a garden tour.
Noe Valley is abundant with character and charm. Residents appreciate the arts and enjoy art shows and music concerts that bring talent to the area. The community connects through these flavorful experiences, including listening to live music with neighbors on Sunday afternoons at the town square or dining with friends at the authentic Greek restaurant Novy. Plus, any activities not found in Noe Valley are an easy commute away.
Noe Valley is plentiful with diverse dining options. Whether you’re hunting for a cafe or a quick stop at a grocery store, the neighborhood supplies it all. Noe Cafe not only has fresh brewed coffees and lattes but also serves mimosas, beer, and wine. They have donuts, scones, and croissants for your morning meal and offer gluten-free options.
At Novy, the menu features authentic Greek cuisine and classic California comfort food in a casual and polished environment. They also have a popular weekend brunch, plus beer and wine on tap. When you dine at the Firefly Restaurant, they have a wonderful outdoor patio to enjoy the many sunny days of San Francisco. The menu is a fusion of comfort classics, like baked macaroni and cheese and southern-inspired poblano enchiladas with zucchini and corn.
Sun Valley Grocery boasts a variety of organic produce and is easily accessible to Noe Valley residents. Not far from Sun Valley Grocery is 24th Street, where additional shops, restaurants, and bakeries line the popular street.
At Lola’s Art Gallery, you can find textiles, fashion galleries, and paintings by skilled local artists. Lola Herrera’s art includes well-renowned hand-painted textiles and dresses that promise to impress.
Noe Valley has plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Outside Lands Music Festival lasts three days in the summer and features popular artists in the lineup each year. The Festival also has a West Coast Craft show where vendors, street artists, and food and drink merchants spread out around the park. The Noe Valley town square has live acoustic music every Sunday during the summer.
The heartbeat of the community is felt through its love for art, both indoors and outdoors. Every year, the Glen Park Association organizes the Noe Valley Garden Tour. The tour showcases the beautiful hidden gardens around the neighborhood, including a terraced garden, a garden with a koi pond, and a rose garden.
The Noe Valley Town Square is a popular gathering place that hosts events year-round, from morning yoga to live music in the evening.
Noe Valley belongs to the San Francisco Unified School District. Notable schools here include: