Living the San Francisco Dream


Living the San Francisco Dream - Issue #4

Polk Street FlowersToday’s issue of Living the San Francisco Dream  focuses on a few of the shops along the Middle and Upper Polk Street area of the city.

Here, between California and Union Streets, you’ll find a vibrant shopping area of unique, one-of-a-kind stores ranging from household and clothing shops, to art and hardware stores. (Does your hardware store host wine-and-chocolate tasting nights? Cole Hardware on Polk Street does!)

Here is where I have found my favorite florist, optometrist and yoga studio. You’ll find restaurants galore, and more than a few spots to quench your thirst!

Middle Polk Street

Housing on Polk Street itself is primarily condos, tenancy-in-common units, and apartments above retail space. However, within a block or two of Polk Street, choices widen to include single-family homes and some grand condominiums.

  Blog: visit the Russian Hill Bookstore

Blog: Hahn’s Hibachi on Polk Street

Blog: Blinds and Designs on Polk Street

 I invite you to come take a walk down Polk Street someday soon and explore this unique and diverse shopping neighborhood. Bring your shopping bag, gift list and an appetite!

When you're ready to find your special place in the City, I'm here to help. Soon you, too, can be Living the San Francisco Dream.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 14 commentsLottie Kendall • March 17 2014 01:16AM


Good morning Lottie. Nice shout of for your these favorite businesses of years. I hope they appreciate the free marketing that you are doing for them.

Make it a great week!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 6 years ago

Good morning, Lottie. Wow! You are up early!

I hope the next time I have an opportunity to go to 'Frisco I can spend more time. Beautiful city.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Joe, they do appreciate it, and I like writing about them. Part of sharing how we transitioned from suburbia to urban life. People interested in moving to the City want to know they will find their favorite spots as easily as we have.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Michael, this is a crazy day for me, that's for sure!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Good morning, Lottie....Polk Street sounds like a fun place to be in San Franscico.... and your love for the area radiates....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) over 6 years ago

Polk Street is a real neighborhood, full of one-of-a-kind shops and eateries. Fun all year round, but you should see it on Halloween or SantaCon!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Hi Lottie, I love the Bay area and your posts really are interesting. I have relative that live there but haven been in about 5 years.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 6 years ago

Noah, you're overdue for a visit. Next year, when the snows come.....

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Dolores would love to be shopping with you!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 6 years ago

Lottie, you do have many shops and retail outlets within walking distance of this area of San Francisco!   Love your posts giving us the tour of your city!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 6 years ago

Roy, Dolores would enjoy it here, and the shopkeepers would welcome her!

Joan, the various neighborhoods that make up San Francisco are part of the charm of the City - each has it's own distinctive flavor. I'm glad you enjoy these posts--I have fun writing them.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Lottie Kendall is an expert and professional in the San Carlos, California Real Estate industry. Contact her at (650) 465-4547 if you are interested in working with an experienced agent.

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) over 6 years ago

Great Post!  Makes me want to come visit my sister who lives in the area:)

Posted by Michele Webler -Farm and Ranch Specialist, Serving North Idaho and E. Wa (Idaho Real Homes LLC) over 6 years ago

Lottie, great post, I love the unique-ness of SF and can't wait to visit soon!

Posted by Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty) over 6 years ago