Posted Sep 26, 2013

Park Life: Top Rental Listings Near Our Favorite San Francisco Parks

San Franciscans love a good park. Don’t believe us? Next time the temperature rises above 70 degrees and Karl the Fog takes a day off, just try and find some green space left in one of the cities many beautiful parks.

Living in close proximity to a park can provide a welcome break to the daily grind of city life, giving locals a place to gather, unwind and socialize. Every San Francisco park has unique appeal and something different to offer beyond the usual sense of enormous well being that comes enjoying a bit of park life. In this post, we detail the distinct perks some of our favorite San Francisco parks offer resident park-goers along with listings currently available near each so you can snatch up a home near your preferred village green and stake out a grassy knoll to call your own!

Washington Square Park

What we love: pizza and wine picnics, the largest congregation of Santas we’ve ever seen, strolling into Goorin Bros after a long afternoon in the sun to try on hats we could never pull off.

Available listing: 2 bedroom, 1 bath on Scotland St. asking $3,500

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Precita Park

What we love: locals only, grabbing a cup of Sightglass from Precita Park Cafe and finally finishing that book that’s been sitting on your nightstand for weeks, diverse neighborhood, crashing the occasional kids birthday party.

Available listing: 2 bedroom, 1 bath on Mission St. asking $3,250

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Golden Gate Park

What we love: the view from the top of the De Young Museum, rowing a boat on Stow Lake, grabbing scones from Arizmendi and meandering through the Botanical Garden, getting lost on a run and ending up at Ocean Beach, happening across a friday night football game under the lights at Kezar Stadium, but mostly the aroma of eucalyptus. Ah, eucalyptus.

Available listing: 2 bedroom, 1 bath on Geary, asking $2,450

Yerba Buena Gardens

What we love: completely forgetting you’re in the middle of downtown SF, soaking up the sun for 30 min on your lunch break, the view of the city at night from the top level of the park, Samovar Tea Lounge.

Available listing: 2 bedroom, 2 bath on 3rd St. asking $4,500

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Marina Green

What we love: playing frisbee with a stranger’s dog, crushing Instagram with #nofilter photos of the Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day, casual boot camp.

Available listing: 1 bedroom, 1 bath on Fillmore St. asking $2,600

Buena Vista Park

What we love: shopping on Haight St. and realizing you could use some park in your life, decent view.

Available listing: 3 bedroom, 2 bath on Waller St. asking $5,500

Dolores Park

What we love: tightrope walkers mingling with families, gay beach, shocked faces on visiting tourists, concocting the perfect picnic menu from Bi Rite, the Dolores Park Drinking Game.

Available listing: 1 bedroom, 1 bath on Dolores St. asking $2,249

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Alta Plaza Park

What we love: we have to admit, we’ve never actually hung out at this park but we’ve driven past it loads of times and think we’d love spending an afternoon relaxing here surrounding by the beautiful homes in Pacific Heights.

Available listing: 3 bedroom on California St, asking $5,250

Duboce Park

What we love: dogs, the yellow house on the corner of the park and Pierce St, more dogs!

Available listing: 2 bedroom, 1 bath on Haight St. asking $3,150

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Alamo Square

What we love: prime Bay to Breakers location, pretending not to be impressed with the Painted Ladies while quietly humming the Full House theme song.

Available listing: Studio, 1 bath on Turk St. asking $2,175

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Elizabeth is the Communications & Marketing Lead at Lovely where she helps spread the word about Lovely's mission far and wide. She loves corgis, Beyonce and helping renters enjoy the best possible experience in their homes.

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