Anza Vista Real Estate
Located in District 6 (Central North San Francisco), just south of Lower Pacific Heights, Anza Vista sits on the site of what was once the Calvary Cemetery. At the turn of the 20th century, after numerous legal battles, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors prohibited burials within the city limits and steps were taken to move existing cemeteries in an effort to reclaim land for residential and commercial use. Today Anza Vista, as well as the Lone Mountain campus of the University of San Francisco, and the Jordan Park/Laurel Heights neighborhood occupy the spaces once dedicated to the departed.
Anza Vista is a small neighborhood, with its perimeter defined by busy streets (Geary Boulevard, Turk Street, Divisadero Street, and Masonic Avenue). As the hill climbs, however, into the residential section, the neighborhood is peaceful. A small shopping center, complete with big box stores, and the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center lie on the northern edge and the University of San Francisco is across the street to the west.
Homes in Anza Vista were built in the late 1930s and ‘40s, and represent a nice mix of architecture and variety with detached single-family homes, condominiums, and multi-family homes - including tenancy-in-common buildings. Many of the homes are Mid-century in design, with sleek contemporary lines, although Queen Anne and Mission Revival homes can be found as well. Underground utilities give Anza Vista a clean, uncluttered look, which enhances the San Francisco city views that many of the homes have.
Homes and Condos for sale in Anza Vista, San Francisco