Towering above Noe Valley on the north and Glen Canyon to the south, the neighborhood of Diamond Heights offers some of the best views in the city. Developed in the 1960s, this is a quiet, peaceful residential district tucked along the streets that wind beneath eucalyptus. Charming, tree canopied stairway walks connect the streets, and provide steep short cuts and breathtaking views. Harry Stairway, just south of Beacon leads up Billy Goat Hill, a local pocket park that provides stunning vistas.
The neighborhood has the laid back feel of a suburb within the city limits. Comprised of single-family homes, stucco bungalows, and mid-century modern dwellings including approximately 100 prized Eichlers built on seven distinct floor plans, Diamond Heights is called an undiscovered gem by its residents.
Noe Valley is a 15-minute walk, and downtown San Francisco a short 10 minute drive. Shopping is confined to a small, but comprehensive retail center on Diamond Heights Blvd and a retail district on Portola between Diamond Heights and O'Shaughnessy Blvd.