Welcome to Cole Valley & Haight Ashbury
Cole Valley is a small neighborhood tucked into a u-shaped valley. Frederick Street is the northern boundary, Stanyan Street on the west, Clayton Street on the east, and the foothill (Belgrave Street) of Twin Peaks on the south.
Sometimes referred to as a subsection of the Haight district, Cole Valley's main street is at Cole and Carl streets, where Cole Hardware, Luke's Local, and La Boulangerie cafe anchor the neighborhood, with Tank Hill in the southeast corner with its beautiful views toward the ocean, Marin and the eastern half of the city.
The Haight District was immortalized in the 1960s as the center of the hippie movement and a bastion of counter-culture and irreverence. Today, the Gap and Ben & Jerry's sitting on the corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets are a good indication that things have changed. But while the area has undergone some gentrification, it still stays true to its hippie roots. Haight-Ashbury real estate is located among a number of independent local businesses giving the neighborhood an endearing bohemian feel.