Diamond Heights

Located in the geographic middle of San Francisco, Diamond Heights is a neighborhood that is bordered by Midtown Terrance to the north, Glen Park to the south, to the east is Noe Valley, while Miraloma Park sits west. Its name stems from the two hills—standing approximately 910 feet each—that have panoramic views of the City and the Bay. Established throughout the late 1950s to 1970s, Diamond Heights is viewed as a residential neighborhood with the laid back feel of a suburb within city limits. Charming, tree canopied stairway walks connect the streets, and provide steep short cuts and breathtaking views. Most homes on the northern crest resemble Spanish villas, while apartments and housing developments lie to the east. Single-family home developments started sprouting along the southern slopes of the area in recent decades, with views of San Bruno Mountain and the Pacific Ocean. Diamond Heights also features an impressive collection of mid-century modern Eichler Homes designed by progressive architect, Claude Oakland, and completed by Joseph Eichler—a well-known, post-war real estate developer in the Bay Area.