The Richmond covers a large area in the northwest part of the city, and you’ll hear locals distinguish between Inner, Central, and Outer Richmond, as well as other enclaves like the Lake District, Sea Cliff, Little Russia, and Balboa Hollow. Many single-family homes are undergoing renovation in around the area, as older generations move out and new families move in. It’s a good mix of born and raised San Franciscans and transplants, some of whom we polled to find out what makes this neighborhood a good fit for their families.
Why Moms Love It
The Richmond is a well-known family friendly neighborhood with easy access to parks (including the big ones – Golden Gate Park and The Presidio). It’s full of young families and a smattering of college students from the University of San Francisco.
Local Family Favorites
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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