Any comments on living in Hayes Valley / Alamo Square, Hayes St. from Buchanan to Divisadero for young family?

Asked by Demian, Bay Street Viaduct Area, Savannah, GA Mon Oct 8, 2007

Appreciate comment on the following:
-cost / sf sale for condominium flat
-safety for woman and child
-long term projection of area regarding anything about real estate value

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Amir Shahkar…, Agent, Cupertino, CA
Tue Oct 9, 2007
I am not familiar with those areas at all. But I find Chamber's of Commerce, parents group, neighborhood associations and other grass root organizations a great place to learn about a neighborhood. Even socializing in a cafe, asking the local dry cleaner and so on are great ways to find out about a neighborhood too. You can also get crime reports from police and megan law reports from a web site.
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Mary Fenton, , San Francisco, CA
Mon Oct 8, 2007
Hi Demian. Hayes Valley is a great neighborhood. It is centrally located and full of really great shops, cafes, restaurants, etc. Having said that, it is in the middle of some "sketchy" areas and the reality of an inner city neighborhood is certainly present. I think it depends on the street and block you live on, and more importantly it depends on your comfort level. Definitely have a look at the crime maps that can be found on the San Francisco government website.

I think for any neighborhood such as this one that is considered to be up and coming, a long term real estate investment is safe. At the moment there are only four condominiums available in Hayes Valley (not counting TICs). They are all on Waller (three are in the same newly remodeled building), and they are all in the million dollar range.
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