Living the San Francisco Dream


The Many Moods of Lafayette Park, San Francisco

I think of Lafayette Park as the Crown Jewel of parks in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Encompassing 4 city blocks, it is perched on a knoll bordered by Washington and Sacramento Streets on the north and south, and Gough and Laguna on the east and west.

This morning the mood of Lafayette Park was quiet and mysterious, with more fog slowly drifting by than I've seen in a long time. Adding to the mood was the sound of fog horns on the bay.


By afternoon, all had changed, with the fog giving way to sunshine, crystal blue skies, and the typical drop-dead beautiful bay views.

San Francisco bay views from Lafayette Park

A couple of years ago Lafayette Park underwent a major facelift, removing much of the water-consuming lawn, adding winding, paved pathways with thousands of blooming shrubs and flowers, creating a small quiet gathering areas, spots for picnics, south-facing lawns for sunbathing with the scent of lavender wafting in the air. The off-leash dog area is a huge hit, as is the elaborate children's playground. Tennis courts, picnic tables - there's something here for everyone.

Within a few blocks of Lafayette Park you'll find a wide range of housing, from huge mansions, to Victorian row houses; from elegant condominiums to modest ones and rental apartments.

flowering shrubs, Lafayette Park, SF

Would you like to learn more about living in the neighborhood around Lafayette Park? You just might be ready to Live Your San Francisco Dream here.


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

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 13 commentsLottie Kendall • February 13 2016 04:50PM


Lottie, I remember that movie, "Pacific Heights" - a sort of horro movie about real estate!  Nice post.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Wonderful invitation as always Lottie Kendall love your description of the park and thefog.  I have been to SF twice and hopefully our travels will take us back.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Bravo Lottie Kendall! This is a wonderful blog post about Pacific Heights! 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) over 4 years ago

Anyone thinking of relocating to San francisco should call you to be their agent.

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

Lottie Kendall - What a wonderful way to introduce the Pacific Heights neighborhood and how if you live there you'll get to enjoy Lafayette Park! You're the agent to call if you want to live in San Francisco!

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

I love your description of Lafayette Park in Pacific heights.  My wife and I are heading out that way this summer but the "fog" ambiance might be gone by then! haha

Posted by David Artigliere, ARTI Home Inspections, ASHI Certified Home Inspect (Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia) over 4 years ago

With that mellow and lovely voice describing to me what SF can offer, I will surely give that narrator Lottie Kendall a call.

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) over 4 years ago

Thank you very much, Lottie, for telling us about Lafayette Park.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Good morning, Maria Gilda Racelis and Roy Kelley - the density in San Francisco is high, but we have fabulous neighborhood parks, usually within a few blocks of residences. Lafayette Park is one of them.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago


I love the Pacific Heights area and Lafayette Park is gorgeous. Love the views! The view was great with some wildlife in the background!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Gorgeous park and wonderful video, Lottie. Thanks for taking us on the walk-about and the ambient noise was awesome. I felt as if you took me along for the walk.  

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 4 years ago

You sure do know the Pacific Heights are, like Patricia Kennedy , I remember the movie very well. Actually anyone that has anything to do with real estate will know the movie.

Nice job with your post!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 4 years ago


I can tell you first hand Lafayette Park in San Francisco California is a great park in a great city.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago