Great location in the heart of the city, with all the cultural highlights of the Civic Center and next to the buzz of Hayes Valley. Walk to everything! Near the beautiful dome of City Hall is the War Memorial Opera House, Herbst Theatre, Davis Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre, Brooks Hall, the Civic Auditorium and the Asian Museum. The federal, state, and city government offices are all nearby. Along Van Ness Avenue there are high-rise luxury condos, upscale apartment buildings, and live/work lofts., with bookstores, coffee shops and cafes in between. Once a gritty urban hub, today's Hayes Valley offers an eclectic mix of architectural styles, shops and restaurants, and a wonderfully diverse group of neighbors. Where the Central Freeway once roared into San Francisco, there is now a wide, tree-lined boulevard and a little park called Patricia's Green, which offers a peaceful respite amid a very vibrant street scene. Where else could the new SF Jazz Center be sited? The tony shopping along Hayes Street can be decidedly upscale and trendy restaurants boast chefs with city-wide reputations. Hidden boutiques with one-of-a-kind treasures wait to be discovered. And nearby nightspots pulse with life until dawn. The neighborhood offers all the transit options one would expect for such a centrally located area, and freeway access could not be easier. Flat streets and proximity to Market Street make the area especially appealing to cyclists. Urban explorers delight in finding hidden treasures in the quaintly named alleys like Hickory, Lily, Ivy and Rose. This is city living at its best.