Blogging 7x7: Bringing Up Baby

Blogging 7x7: Bringing Up Baby

Jul 26, 2007

The city or the suburbs?

It's a common question that new parents face in the Bay Area — where to live when little ones enter the picture. 7x7 thinks there's no reason not to stay put in the city. The magazine just posted a story on its website with suggestions for family-friendly neighborhoods in San Francisco.

Below, after the jump, are 7x7's top picks. We're curious if AT readers agree, or have other recommendations to share.

  • The Hidden Treasure - Potrero Hill
    "As the South of Market Area continues to develop, many families are choosing adjacent Potrero Hill for its low noise levels and easy access to freeways and downtown. The landscape may be hilly, but sidewalks are spacious and there's plenty of room for play at the Jackson Playground on 17th and Carolina streets."
  • The Family Favorite - Outer Sunset
    "For that almost-suburban feeling, the Outer Sunset boasts houses with yards both front and back, plentiful parking and some of the lowest prices per square foot in the city."
  • The All-Star - Laurel Heights
    "Situated near the Presidio, the neighborhood has single-family homes priced, on average, between $1.3 and $3.4 million and boasts countless amenities, including access to nearby UCSF and kids' classes at the Jewish Community Center."

So what do you think? Did 7x7 get it right? Or maybe you're not convinced that the city is better than the 'burbs for raising kids?

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