One of San Francisco’s most relaxed and friendly neighborhoods, Cole Valley became a favorite of dot-commers in the late 1990s. Resting at the southeastern end of Golden Gate Park, it is known for its shady, tree-lined streets and friendly residents and business community. Today, Cole Valley’s population consists of families and young professionals, professional and support staff from the University of California, San Francisco, and many residents who have lived in the community since the 1960s. Most of the shops are small and locally-owned. Within the three commercial blocks of Cole Street, there are more than a dozen restaurants and cafés, and some spectacular views are offered from atop Tank Hill; so named for a large water tank dating from the late 1800s.