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Crocker Amazon
—  Neighborhood of San Francisco  —
Government
 - Board of Supervisors John Avalos
 - State Assembly Fiona Ma (D)
 - State Senate Leland Yee (D)
 - U.S. House Nancy Pelosi (D)
Area [1]
 - Total 1.5 km2 (0.568 sq mi)
 - Land 1.5 km2 (0.568 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 - Total 11,902
 - Density 8,091.5/km2 (20,957/sq mi)
  [2]
ZIP Code 94112
Area code(s) 415

The Crocker-Amazon is a neighborhood in San Francisco

Location

Crocker Amazon borders the Excelsior District. Crocker-Amazon covers the area south of Mission Street and Geneva Avenue, extending toward suburban Daly City. The neighborhood is adjacent to Crocker-Amazon Park, named after the Charles Crocker land holdings that once made up the area and Amazon Street in the Excelsior. The streets of this neighborhood straddle the border between San Francisco and Daly City, hence the Crocker-Amazon largely blends in with the adjacent Daly City neighborhoods of Crocker and Southern Hills.

Attractions & Charisteristics

The Crocker-Amazon neighborhood is slightly less affluent than the Excelsior, but retains much of the same racial diversity, including a large Filipino community. Since many San Franciscans are unaware of its existence, house prices in Crocker-Amazon tend to be more reasonable than in other, better known sections of the city. The neighborhood benefits from some of the most varied weather in the city, with a good balance of sun and fog. The top of the neighborhood boasts outstanding views of downtown San Francisco in the gap between McLaren Park and Twin Peaks.

The neighborhood is well-served by public transportation. MUNI Routes 8X, 8BX, and 54 serve the Geneva Avenue corridor and the 43 bus also serves Geneva Avenue, as well as Naples Street and Munich Street. During rush hour, the Balboa Bart station is only about 5 minutes away driving or about 8 minutes on any of the above-mentioned MUNI bus routes.

37°42′46″N 122°26′22″W / 37.71282°N 122.43945°W / 37.71282; -122.43945


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Crocker Amazon
—  Neighborhood of San Francisco  —

Crocker Amazon
Location within San Francisco
Coordinates: 37°42′46″N 122°26′22″W / 37.71282°N 122.43945°W / 37.71282; -122.43945
Government
 - Board of Supervisors John Avalos
 - State Assembly Fiona Ma (D)
 - State Senate Leland Yee (D)
 - U.S. House Nancy Pelosi (D)
Area[1]
 - Total 1.5 km2 (0.568 sq mi)
 - Land 1.5 km2 (0.568 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 - Total 11,902
 Density 8,091.5/km2 (20,957/sq mi)
  [2]
ZIP Code 94112
Area code(s) 415

The Crocker-Amazon is a neighborhood in San Francisco

Location

Crocker Amazon borders the Excelsior District. Crocker-Amazon covers the area south of Mission Street and Geneva Avenue, extending toward suburban Daly City. The neighborhood is adjacent to Crocker-Amazon Park, named after the Charles Crocker land holdings that once made up the area and Amazon Street in the Excelsior. The winding streets of this neighborhood straddle the border between San Francisco and Daly City, hence the Crocker-Amazon largely blends in with the adjacent Daly City neighborhoods of Crocker and Southern Hills.

Attractions & Characteristics

The Crocker-Amazon neighborhood is slightly more affluent than the Excelsior, but retains much of the same racial diversity, including a large Filipino community. The majority of the neighborhood consists of single family homes. Since many San Franciscans are unaware of its existence, home prices in Crocker-Amazon tend to be more reasonable than in other, better known neighborhoods.

McLaren Park, San Francisco's second largest park after Golden Gate, borders Crocker Amazon to the north. It has four playgrounds, recently renovated and lighted soccer and baseball fields, a golf course, two lakes, jogging and hiking trails, a public pool, and Jerry Garcia Amphitheater which houses concerts and festivals.

The neighborhood benefits from some of the most varied weather in the city, with a good balance of sun and fog. The top of the neighborhood boasts outstanding views of downtown San Francisco in the gap between McLaren Park and Twin Peaks. Parts of the neighborhood, particularly heading toward Southern Hills, feature free-standing single-family homes with at least 10 feet on either side (in most neighborhoods, there is a gap of no more than a few inches between homes). The diverse architecture of the homes throughout the neighborhood include Marina, Arts & Crafts, Victorian and Mid-Century Modern styles.

The neighborhood is well-served by public transportation. MUNI Routes 8X, 8BX, and 54 serve the Geneva Avenue corridor and the 43 bus also serves Geneva Avenue, as well as Naples, Cordova, and Munich Streets. During rush hour, the Balboa Park Bart Station is only about a five minute drive, an eight minute bus ride, or a 20 minute walk. The neighborhood is convenient to nearby Interstate 280, and to the Alemany Boulevard thoroughfare. The neighborhood is served by two elementary schools, Guadalupe and Longfellow.

Geneva Avenue and Mission Street, which bound the neighborhood, feature more conventional types of commercial businesses: a barber shop, three pizzerias, two pharmacies, a hardware store, a vegetable market, etc. There is a growing number of restaurants and cafes which offer people a trendy alternative to the more traditional establishments.

References

File:SF From Marin Highlands3.jpg San Francisco Bay Area portal

Coordinates: 37°42′46″N 122°26′22″W / 37.71282°N 122.43945°W / 37.71282; -122.43945


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