Glen Park is a compact neighborhood that is becoming increasingly popular as more tech workers flock to San Francisco. Tucked below the steep, wild slopes of Glen Canyon, the neighborhood feels almost like an urban village.
Glen Park has its own library; mom-and-pop retailers along Diamond, Bosworth, and Chenery streets; and coffee shops, bakeries, and fine food merchants. Ethnic cuisine runs the gamut, from Le P’tit Laurent and Osha Thai Café to La Corneta Taqueria. Newcomers to the neighborhood should visit the independent bookstore Bird & Beckett Books and Records, which specializes in the history and culture of San Francisco.
Glen Canyon Park offers urban recreation, rock outcrops for bouldering, a community recreation center, ball fields and tennis courts, and playgrounds for kids.
For those working in downtown San Francisco, the BART Station at the intersection of Bosworth and Diamond streets is within walking distance, as is the J-Church light-rail train. The neighborhood's location Interstate 280 makes it convenient for Silicon Valley commuters and allows easy access to Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean beaches to the south.