Top 10 lists of the most and least walkable neighborhoods in San Francisco

Using data from, the following neighborhoods where ranked in the top 10 for walkability:

Overall Walkability:

Rank Most Walkable Least Walkable
1 Presidio Stonestown
2 Golden Gate Park Downtown – Tenderloin
3 Lake Nob Hill
4 Marina Midtown Terrace
5 Outer Parkside Anza Vista
6 Outer Sunset Bayview Heights
7 Sea Cliff Telegraph Hill
8 Presidio Heights Saint Francis Wood
9 Parkside Silver Terrace
10 Central Sunset Financial District North


Rank Best (Flattest) Worst (Steepest)
1 Mission Bay Corona Heights
2 South of Market Buena Vista Park
3 Marina Golden Gate Heights
4 North Waterfront Forest Knolls
5 Financial District South Russian Hill
6 South Beach Forest Hill
7 Inner Mission Telegraph Hill
8 Inner Richmond Clarendon Heights
9 Golden Gate Park Forest  Hill
10 Outer Parkside Midtown Terrace

Fear of Crime:

Rank Best Worst
1 Presidio Downtown – Tenderloin
2 Pine Lake Park South of Market
3 Sherwood Forest Mission Dolores
4 Balboa Terrace Van Ness – Civic Center
5 Monterey Heights Anza Vista
6 Saint Francis Wood Telegraph Hill
7 Sea Cliff Inner Mission
8 Merced Manor Financial District South
9 Forest  Hill Financial District North
10 Golden Gate Heights North Panhandle

Smart and Beautiful:

Rank Best Worst
1 Presidio Stonestown
2 Golden Gate Park Forest Knolls
3 Western Addition Midtown Terrace
4 Lower Pacfic Heights Twin Peaks
5 Alamo Square Hunters Point
6 North Panhandle Lakeshore
7 Balboa Terrace Saint Francis Wood
8 Westwood Park Mission Bay
9 Duboce Triangle Clarendon Heights
10 Hayes Valley Bayview Heights

Fun and Relaxing:

Rank Best Worst
1 Golden Gate Park Lakeshore
2 Presidio Balboa Terrace
3 North Waterfront Pine Lake Park
4 Downtown – Tenderloin Saint Francis Wood
5 Van Ness – Civic Center Lakeside
6 Financial District North Diamond Heights
7 Hayes Valley Monterey Heights
8 Lower Pacfic Heights Clarendon Heights
9 Mission Dolores Forest Hills Extension
10 Financial District South Ingleside Heights


Find out what these categories really mean here and take a tour of a walkable street.

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