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Vaughn Koch, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA

Does the sketchiness of the Mission bleed into the east side of Noe Valley, or is there a pretty stark divide at Guerrero St?

Asked by Vaughn Koch, San Francisco, CA Mon Apr 2, 2012

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I have lived on Duncan between Guerrero & Dolores for the past 15 years, and can say that my street is not sketchy. We haven't had any issues in what is called Upper Noe that other residents who live closer to 24th Street experience.

Most common activity in Noe is car theft/break ins, home burglaries, and muggings.
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The problem with any urban setting will be along those lines, even in the best of neighborhoods.
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In what context are you using the term "sketchiness"? I have heard the Mission being referred to as "hip" (as in "hipster) to describe a cacophony of all sorts of novelties therein (see http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?page=2&term=sk… a politically correct rendition of this term). However, for those whose tastes are sketcy, the Mission isn't to everyone's liking, but, has quickly become a lively if not risque place to be amongst the "hipsters".

If you're looking for something less risque, and would like to be as far away from that, the higher up you go in to the Noe Valley, or any other directiuon for that matter, e.g., south towards Cesar Chavez, the less you'll feel the starkness of that divide. Guerrero is one major thoroghfare that cuts one part of the area fro another, but to think that it is a true divide, you'll probably be missing streets and their quaint flavor like San Jose Ave., and others like these.
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Thanks for the answer. I'm think of 'sketchiness' in terms of safety. Hipsters ok. Criminals not ok.
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Based upon rents. The line is fairly solid once you get to Guerrero. As are the prices of the homes once you cross Valencia. I would look at Cole or Zoe Valley. If you have concerns
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 3, 2012
The best way to find out is to drive around after dark
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The change across the 2 neighborhoods is pretty quick.

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Sketchy people never cross Guerrero. All those hipsters stay on Valencia luckily.
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