Noe Valley neighborhood owes its name to Jose de Jesus Noe, the last Mexican mayor of Yerba Buena (as San Francisco was initially known), who owned what is now Noe Valley as part of his Rancho San Miguel. In 1854 he sold the land to John Meirs Horner, a Mormon immigrant and it then became known as the Horner’s Addition.
Noe Valley was primarily developed at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century, especially in the years after the 1906 earthquake and fire. This neighborhood showcases some of the fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian residential architecture. Many of Noe Valley’s houses were built in rows and today it displays one of the highest concentration of row houses in San Francisco.
Like many other San Francisco neighborhoods, Noe Valley started out as a working-class neighborhood for employees and their families of the area’s once thriving blue collar economy. Since then, it has undergone substantial gentrification and is now one of the most prestigious enclaves in the city. This hilly neighborhood is also known for its favorable microclimate, with the adjacent Twin Peaks blocking much of the coastal fog and cool winds from the Pacific, resulting in sunnier and warmer weather as compared to the surrounding areas.
This neighborhood is primarily residential and is particularly popular with urban professionals with young children (it is often referred to as “Stroller Town”). There are two bustling commercial strips – one along 24th Street (between Church and Diamond streets) and another – along Church Street (between 24th and 30th streets), full of charming coffee shops, upscale restaurants and boutiques.
Noe Valley neighborhood has an average Walk score of 94 and an average Transit score of 74.
The below link provides further details on this neighborhood and its attractions: http://www.sfgate.com/neighborhoods/sf/noevalley/.
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