Living the San Francisco Dream


Living in San Francisco: Finding a Quiet Spot to "Be"

Our world is noisy -- telephones ring, cell phones beep and chime; there's an onslaught on information everywhere we turn. Living in San Francisco we had the additional challenge of traffic, construction noises, billboards.

Finding one's favorite quiet spot is essential to our well-being, and often that is served by being alone in nature, or it can be alone in a crowd. We can sit and still the mind for a bit; refresh ourselves; have time to think; to simply "BE."

Luckily, when living in San Francisco it's quite easy to find oases of peace. They are in every neighborhood, there to be enjoyed.

I'll share a few of my favorite attractions in San Francisco that are waiting for your discovery. Might one of these become your favorite?

Nob Hill - Come practice yoga on Tuesday evenings with 500-600 others! It's amazing how peaceful that can be. I always return home calm, centered, feeling happy and peaceful.

In Grace Cathedral

Russian Hill - find the little "street" known as Marion Way. This steeply sloped pathway tucked between two residential buildings, is beautifully and calming landscaped; you'll find a couple of small benches where you can sit and gaze out toward the bay. This is a favorite of mine when I have only a bit of time before heading off on a busy real estate day. Macondray Lane is another Russian Hill jewel.

Macondray Lane, Russian Hill, SF

On the slopes of famed Telegraph Hill, crowned by Coit Tower, lies little Jack Early Park. A staircase takes you up to a small deck, where sun, bay views and the barking of sea lions at Pier 39 soothes ones spirits.

Grant Avenue near Pfiffer Street

These are but a few of the "finds" -- all public attractions, all waiting your visit, all ready to help you find your sense of peace, to just "BE."


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

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 8 commentsLottie Kendall • January 13 2016 09:26AM


Lottie I love this post - wonderful local San Fransico places to just be silent, be in nature and enjoy the moment! You have inspired me to think of all the 'little spots' I know about here that I frequent often. Ahhhhhhhhh

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 4 years ago

Good evening Lottie Kendall . Frisco has so many cool spots. You are so lucky to live in such a cool place.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Lottie-It is great that you and others have those little oases in the midst of busyness. Love the pics.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 4 years ago

Hi Lottie, I would love to visit SanFran again. Been to all those places but need to do it sooner than later.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago

I have been to San Francisco and remember going to Nob Hill. Thank you for the reminder.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

Lottie, San Francisco is just a unique City. It has everything. Something for everyone.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

Lottie Kendall - If I had to choose a city to live in San Francisco would be at the top of that short list!  So many things to do and ways to do it!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 4 years ago

Hi Lottie -- only an expert knows the "secret finds" that a city can offer.  I love your "take" on where to find a quiet spot in a large city.  Nicely done.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 4 years ago