Diamond Heights is a neighborhood that contains the expansive outdoor space of Glen Canyon Park, with two residential pockets on the two hills at its northern and southeastern borders.
A late bloomer in terms of San Francisco neighborhood development, Diamond Heights did not form until the 1960s as a response to the post-war housing demands that ignited a development frenzy. The community was the very first project for the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association whose main goal was to redevelop areas using their inherent characteristics, such as the two hills that make up most of Diamond Heights today. The homes that were built here in the 1960s are still largely under ownership by their original titleholders, including some of the multi-unit rental properties.
The area has one main commercial center for residents, located on Diamond Heights Boulevard, which caters to most of the residents' essential needs. And thanks to its bordering districts, the residents of Diamond Heights can enjoy their small suburb and amazing views, and easily take a public bus or short drive to enjoy the trendier urban amenities of Noe Valley or Glen Park.
The biggest attraction in Diamond Heights is Glen Canyon Park, boasting 63 acres of officially sanctioned undeveloped natural area that represents the true terrain of the region as it was before the massive redevelopment.
This tucked-away neighborhood surrounded by nature is ideal for serene residential living equipped with stunning views in a central location only minutes away from city life.