Golden Gate Park Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The neighborhood of Golden Gate Park is anchored by the city of San Francisco’s landmark urban space, the park itself. Larger than New York’s Central Park, Golden Gate Park is not only a great recreational asset to the neighborhood and the city, but it’s also the location of museums, gardens, sports fields, windmills, bison, and much more.
The surrounding neighborhood is largely residential with some small restaurants, cafes, and shops that face the park. Both single-family dwellings and apartments are common.
Despite the crowds that accompany big events at the park, the neighborhood is surprisingly quiet, particularly during the week.
Residents have easy access to more lively dining, shopping, and entertainment areas, including the Haight, which abuts the park on its eastern side. The park itself is bounded by Fulton on the north, Lincoln on the south, Stanyan on the east, and the Pacific on the west. Transportation to all parts of the city can be accessed via Muni buses, and within the park, residents and visitors can use a free trolley service.
In addition to the park, residents can enjoy walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, another favorite recreational pastime of visitors and locals alike. Across the bridge lies Marin and the charming town of Sausalito, a relaxed shopping and dining location, often the sunniest spot in the area on foggy San Francisco days. The Labor Day Sausalito Art Fair is a popular local event.
The park itself is a treasure trove of wide open spaces, formal gardens (such as the Japanese Tea Garden and the AIDS Memorial Grove), stadiums (Kezar, used for lacrosse and soccer, and Sprekels, used for musical events), and museums (the de Young for art and the Academy of Sciences, one of the largest natural history collections in the world).