My home is in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco near the Presidio’s Lyon Street entrance. For a city, it’s a quiet neighborhood comprised of single family dwellings, 2 flats, and small apartment buildings.
Most buildings are near the street and the interiors of the nearby city blocks contain many good-sized gardens – we have one behind our house. But it’s my choice to use the garden only for play – most days I get 4 walks and the neighborhood has a good number of trees and fireplugs.
My neighbors include responsible companions and Puppy, Molly, Archie, Harriet, Fidel, Casey, Drew, Speedy, Taffy, Bella, Zara, Molly, Dolly, Sadie, Rory, Adobe, and Riley. And it seems like every week or two, I meet a new neighbor.
There are just a few small shops in my neighborhood, and my favorite is Artifact, http://www.sfartifact.com/. It offers art classes for children and I very much appreciate its friendly owners and that they always place a big bowl of water out front.