Buena Vista Park/Ashbury Heights Neighborhood, San Francisco CA

About Buena Vista Park/Ashbury Heights Neighborhood

Buena Vista Park is a park in the Haight-Ashbury and Buena Vista Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco, California. It is the oldest official park in San Francisco, established in 1867 as Hill Park, later renamed Buena Vista. It is bounded by Haight Street to the north, and by Buena Vista Avenue West and Buena Vista Avenue East. The park is on a steep hill that peaks at 575 feet (175 m), and covers 37 acres (150,000 m2). The lowest section is the north end along Haight.

History of Buena Vista Park/Ashbury Heights Neighborhood

The district became famous as a bohemian enclave in the 1950s and ’60s and was the centre of a large African American population. By the mid-1960s the district was becoming a centre of the hippie counterculture, and in 1967 tens of thousands of American youths (sometimes referred to as “flower children”) made their way to Haight-Ashbury for what is now known as the “Summer of Love.” Most came in search of transcendence—to protest the war in Vietnam and the materialism of mainstream American society—and to “expand their minds” by means of alternative religions, psychedelic rock music, drugs (particularly hallucinogens, such as LSD), and “free love.” Denizens of “the Haight,” as it is sometimes called, included the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jefferson Airplane. The district subsequently deteriorated, but it underwent regeneration in the late 1970s and was “gentrified” in the 1980s. By the early 21st century, Haight-Ashbury was among San Francisco’s most affluent and expensive neighbourhoods, with many restored Victorian homes.

Demographics of Buena Vista Park/Ashbury Heights Neighborhood

There are 44,650 residents in Haight Ashbury, with a median age of 33.4. Of this, 50.74% are males and 49.26% are females. US-born citizens make up 81.1% of the resident pool in Haight Ashbury, while non-US-born citizens account for 10.29%. Additionally, 8.61% of the population is represented by non-citizens.

Transportation in Buena Vista Park/Ashbury Heights Neighborhood

Its convenient location provides walking-distance proximity to a large handful of neighboring districts overflowing with boutiques, bars, restaurants, cafes, vintage clothing stores, home décor shops, and music venues. And with the city’s public transit lines running through and around its borders, accessing other parts of the city is simple.

You can get to Ashbury Heights by Bus, BART or Light Rail. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby - Bus: 33BART: GREEN, RED, YELLOW Light Rail: N

Politics in Buena Vista Park/Ashbury Heights Neighborhood

Residents of Haight Ashbury are mostly American citizens and exercises their right to vote. They also opt for the government that is right, just and fair.

Lifestyle in Buena Vista Park/Ashbury Heights Neighborhood

Haight Ashbury or now known "Summer of Love" is a tourist magnet due to its classic Edwarnians and Victorians houses, as well as the Buena Vista Park which is the oldest and 3rd largest park in San Francisco.
Residents enjoy the proximity of shopping district in Cole street where plenty of restaurants, cafes and bakeries are waiting for them to indulge.
Buena Vista/Ashbury Heights is a notably beautiful neighborhood that embodies a very unique charm and offering an exclusive San Francisco experience.

Schools in Buena Vista Park/Ashbury Heights Neighborhood

While San Francisco offers a great deal of schools, there are also nearby schools at Haight Ashbury. They are as well, have high-ratings and reviews. Some of them are Urban School, Haight Ashbury Childrens' Center, Haight Ashbury Community Nursery School, and Chinese Immersion School at De Avila Elementary School.

Real estate in Buena Vista Park/Ashbury Heights Neighborhood

The homes that line the streets in this upscale neighborhood are a mix of the traditional Edwardian and Victorian single-family homes innate to San Francisco’s character, with modern residences whose contemporary architects gracefully blended in their designs, a nod to the neighborhood’s inherent style.

Houses and Condo units are available for sale or for rent and you have plenty of classic architectural designs and vibe to choose from.

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