Noe Valley is in the central part of the city, making it convenient to commute within San Francisco and especially south of the city. It has all of the hills and architectural charm you could want in a San Francisco neighborhood with some of the best weather in the city. We polled real moms to find out what makes this neighborhood a good fit for their families.
Why Moms Love It
Noe Valley is a well-known family friendly neighborhood and is sometimes called “Stroller Valley” because it’s packed with kids and families. It’s really a lovely place to live with a strong community feel. The Town Square (yes, they have a town square!) is a nice open space with a play area for little kids, and 24th Street is full of shops and restaurants.
Local Family Favorites
Little Artistas is an art, crafts and language studio for kids offering fun art classes in English and Spanish, date nights, open studio and community events, birthday parties and other celebrations and classes at your child’s school.
Childcare and Schools
Here’s the thing about childcare and schooling: Your personal situation will determine the right fit for you, and, while there are options in this neighborhood, your best bet is to check out Winnie.com for an interactive map and comprehensive list of daycares and preschools across the city.
Likewise, for K-12 schools, we can’t tell you whether the schools here are “good” or not because a good school is based on so many other factors besides test scores. Check out our Tips for Moving to San Francisco with Kids for more help navigating childcare and schooling and a local mom’s take on raising a family in San Francisco.
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