Noe Valley

Charming homes in a relaxed, picturesque community.

Welcome to Noe Valley

Charming homes in a relaxed, picturesque community
Centrally located in the heart of San Francisco, Noe Valley stands out among its surroundings as a quaint, charming town with a tight-knit community and relatively laid-back atmosphere. With neat rows of Edwardian and Victorian homes lining the picturesque streets and a number of cafes, bakeries, and bars hidden beneath the trees, Noe Valley is not only a beautiful place to live but a convenient and active neighborhood where residents rarely have to travel far to have all their needs and wants met. 
Popular among retirees, empty nesters, and professionals looking for a more peaceful community to call home, Noe Valley has plenty of old town appeal, whether it’s the weekly farmers’ market held in the town square or the relative walkability of the neighborhood. For potential homeowners in search of a welcoming, warm, and comparatively casual place to call home, Noe Valley certainly fits the bill. 

What to Love

  • Beautifully preserved homes built in Edwardian or Victorian architectural styles
  • Friendly, active community
  • Easy walkability
  • Home to a range of beloved cafes and bakeries
  • Easier commute to Silicon Valley

Local Lifestyle

Although Noe Valley is located in the heart of San Francisco, residents enjoy a far more laid-back lifestyle, with the local population consisting of a healthy percentage of retirees and empty nesters, balancing out the on-the-go, corporate nature of many of the community’s younger residents. With a variety of public parks sprinkled between quiet residential streets, Noe Valley locals enjoy walking, jogging, and cycling through the neighborhood before stopping at one of the many lovely cafes for a coffee or brunch with friends. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Despite Noe Valley’s laid-back, quiet reputation, the neighborhood is home to numerous restaurants and cafes that host various social gatherings. NOVY Restaurant is an undisputed favorite among lovers of Mediterranean cuisine. The business is family-owned and women-run and serves incredible Greek dishes in a cozy corner cafe setting. To bask in the friendly vibes of a charming neighborhood cafe and bakery, don’t miss a visit to Vive La Tarte, a warm, welcoming venue that serves crisp pastries, indulgent sweet treats, and a variety of freshly baked breads to enjoy at home or in-store. 
Alternatively, the Noe Valley Bakery has been a San Francisco staple for years and offers a menu of incredible pastries and baked goods, as well as the option to order birthday cakes and cupcakes in a variety of delicious flavors. And, for those who prefer a casual spot to enjoy hearty comfort food, Hi-Way Burger & Fry is sure to check all the boxes, serving up juicy, grass-fed burgers and their beloved signature fries. 

Things to Do

Noe Valley features an array of fun, family-friendly activities and things to do. The weekly Noe Valley Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday and draws visitors from across the city to stock up on farm-fresh produce and homemade goods while enjoying the lovingly prepared snacks and drinks sold by friendly food vendors. The neighborhood’s Town Square also hosts the lovely Music in the Square events that occur throughout the year and bring acclaimed artists and musicians to serenade locals with their talents. 
Another bustling hub of activity is the Upper Noe Recreation Center, which features a playground, fenced dog park, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, and a junior baseball field and hosts various events. One highly anticipated series of gatherings is Concerts in the Park, hosted by the rec center on every first and third Saturday of the month and featuring an eclectic mix of local and independent musicians and bands. 


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Overview for Noe Valley, CA

23,011 people live in Noe Valley, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $120,489. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Noe Valley, CA

Noe Valley has 10,576 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Noe Valley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,011 people call Noe Valley home. The population density is 31,476.862 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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