Is Valencia Street Now Officially in Noe Valley?

Burrito Justice brings to our attention The Neighborhood Project, which allows San Franciscans enter in their address and specify what neighborhood they believe they live in, thus making a democratically-created map of SF neighborhoods.  There's a few interesting points on the map (albeit, not all of them very surprising): the Tenderloin and Nob Hill blends together, no one seems to have a clue where the Lower Haight begins and ends, people are obviously divided on NOPA vs. Western Addition, and a bunch of people living along Valencia think they live in Noe Valley.  Wait, what?  Yep, based on this map, the Mission is shrinking, getting gobbled up by Noe Valley to the left and Potrero Hill to the right.

This brings up a whole bunch of questions about the Mission and where it's going (answer: within a few blocks between Mission St and Harrison).  Up until today, I had always heard jokes about Valencia looking a lot 24th at elevation, but I didn't think people actually thought the Mission ended at Mission St.

At least we still have Dolores Park.

Comments (4)

It’s not people who think that, most likely, it is real estate agents trying to make their listings look “better.” Most of the data in the project is gathered from apartment listings on craiglist and other sources, as I understand it.

That being said, I urge you all to manually enter in locations to counteract this real-estate creepage.

Well, Southern Valencia is in La Lengua, so….

I think Fair Oaks is the easterly line of Noe Valley I think a lot of Noe Valleyans either bike or walk down to Valencia which many now call the “TransMission” and one of the coolest neighborhoods in the City. The close proximity is one of the great things about living in Noe Valley.

First, funny, second - oh please! The Mission is beautiful! Noe Valley is a polished version of the Sunset District. The real estate agents are paranoid. I say sell your house in the Mission, if its in the Mission!