Western Addition Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
With its hilly, tree-lined streets and many parks and playgrounds, Western Addition invites its residents to spend time strolling the neighborhood. Homes in this vibrant community are within walking distance of a variety of eateries, shops, and service establishments.
Western Addition is located in zip code 94115. The community is encompassed by Geary Boulevard on the north, Gough Street on the east, Fulton Street and Grove Street on the south, and Divisadero Street on the west. Downtown San Francisco lies directly to the southeast.
Of the many attractive aspects of living in Western Addition are the parks that dot the neighborhood. Jefferson Square Park lies along the eastern border of the community. This dog-friendly park has paved walking trails, grassy fields, and mature trees. Right next to Jefferson are the Margaret S. Hayward Playground, and the James P. Lang Field. The field has two baseball diamonds, and the playground features basketball courts, tennis courts, a multi-use field, and play equipment. The Raymond Kimbell Playground is located in the eastern section of the community. It sits next to the Kipp San Francisco Bay Academy middle school, and features a playground, a picnic area, a soccer field, and baseball diamonds.
Music aficionados appreciate the fact that the Davies Symphony Hall lies right outside of the community to the east. Home to the San Francisco Symphony, the hall regularly features concerts. The Herbst Theater is located two blocks to the east of Davies. Housed in the War Memorial Veterans Building, the facility serves as a performing arts center that offers a wide variety of performance programming.
Western Addition gets its name from the fact that the neighborhood was developed at the turn of the 20th Century as an addition to the area of the city west of Van Ness Avenue.