District 1: Northwest


Stretching from the beaches on the west to boutiques on the east, the Northwest District has much diversity in housing. The least expensive homes are located at the coast in the densest fog belt, the most expensive rest on the northern cliffs (Sea Cliff) with commanding views of the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. Neighborhood shopping streets include: Clement St., Geary Blvd., Sacramento St., and California St. (Laurel Village).

Neighborhoods (Subdistricts)

Neighborhood W2C Terrain
a Central Richmond
b Inner Richmond
c Jordan Lake/Laurel Heights
d Lake
e Outer Richmond
f Sea Cliff
g Lone Mountain


 Fog Zone
 Transition Zone


Gardening in District 1

Veggies & Edibles that grow well in all areas     

  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bean, Fava
  • Bean, Scarlet Runner*
  • Beet
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chayote Squash
  • Chervil
  • Cilantro
  • Florence Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Greens (mustard, Chard, Collards, Kale, Etc)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Parsnip
  • Pea (Snap & Snow Peas)
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin*
  • Radicchio
  • Radish
  • Salsify
  • Spinach
  • Spinach, New Zealand
  • Squash, Summer*
  • Squash, Winter*
  • Sunchoke*
  • Sunflower* (Bird Habitat Friendly)
  • Turnip
  • Watercress


 Transition Zone Planting:
  • Basil
  • Corn*—short season Varieties
  • Cucumber*
  • Snap Bean, Bush
  • Snap Bean, Pole
  • Tomato* - Cherry And Very Short Season Varieties Only


Cut Flowers Suitable for San Francisco
Herbs Suitable for San Francisco
Drought Resistant Plants
* Grows well in warm season (April to October)




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