From Laurel Heights to Lake Street, this area contains many cultures, price ranges, fog, and the former Army Presidio. North of Lake Street next to the Presidio is very exclusive, with homes coming onto the market infrequently at high prices, as does Presidio Heights. Presidio Heights was made recently famous by the San Jose couple who bought the exclusive private street at a tax auction. Robin Williams was a neighbor in Sea Cliff at one time.
Lone Mountain is formerly famous for its cemeteries; now moved to Colma.
The Richmond District is known for its large Russian and Asian populations with tremendous restaurants and shopping. Laurel Heights is home to University of California Extension, directly adjacent to trendy Sacramento Street. Many homes built in the 1920’s and 30’s in the Richmond, and homes built in the 1950’s in Laurel Heights. The architecture includes Mediterranean, Bungalow and Contemporary Styles.
The main shopping streets are Clement, Geary and Sacramento.