When my husband and I were looking to buy a home we were told to look in the Excelsior. We found quite a few homes that we really liked but our real estate agent also told us to look at Crocker Amazon. We found a great house built in 1925 (it still has many of the Craftsman features intact), 3BR, 2BA, completely detached (rare to find in the city), downtown view and lots of extra space, easy street parking, one-car garage with a driveway to fit another car. We have a good-sized garden in front and a backyard big enough for a hot tub, patio, deck, small lawn and small flower box. It is really suburbia in the city. Depending what block you're on, you could even get a little bit more sun than the Excelsior. I liken our weather to Brisbane's weather, the fog eventually gets to our house but there a bit of a delay compared to other parts of the city.