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September 21, 2011

Walk Score Winners: Eureka & Cole Valleys, Lower Pac Heights

It’s been a while since I’ve rounded up a trio of homes with high Walk Scores. Today we take a look at a two condos and one single-family home that have 90+ Walk Scores—meaning you’re in proximity to restaurants, services, shops and public transportation.

82 Liberty, Eureka Valley
94 Walk Score

82 Liberty is a top-floor condo in a two-unit building. The home has 2BRs/1.5BAs and one-car tandem parking; at approximately 1700 square feet, it’s very spacious. There’s an additional room that’s usable as an office or guest space, as well as a lovely shared garden. HOA dues are a low $80 per month. The bedroom above gives you a sense for the period detail and finishes—there’s a lot of wood. The kitchen has been updated, as have the bathrooms. 82 Liberty last sold in 2005 for $1,004,000, so let’s see if this baby has appreciated since the go-go real estate market died off. At $1,150,000, I’ll venture to say that the price is on the high side—even if you can walk around the block to Delfina and Bi Rite.

49 Alma, Cole Valley
92 Walk Score

49 Alma has changed hands a few times over the past decade. The 3BR/2BA single-family home with two-car parking sold in 2002 for $1,050,000, and then again in 2006 for $1,325,000. The Edwardian home features a remodeled kitchen with soapstone countertops (above) and a newly added family room with direct access to a south-facing deck. The seller completed these and other substantial renovations subsequent to their 2006 purchase, so the current $1,350,000 list price doesn’t seem too off base to me. They also did a test run in late 2010, putting the property on the market for $1,475,000 and ultimately withdrawing it earlier this year. But maybe the current market will do the trick for this well-located home.

1961 Pine, Lower Pacific Heights
98 Walk Score

1961 Pine is a pre-Victorian era condo with 4BRs/1.5BAs and one-car parking. There’s a formal dining room, spacious kitchen and southern views from the rear of the unit. HOA dues are $380.75, and there are three units in the building. 1961 Pine is the middle unit. The location is phenomenal (though Pine is a busy street), as you’re in proximity to Lafayette Park, the upper Fillmore, Japantown and Van Ness corridor. The property also has our highest Walk Score of the bunch!

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