The charming and quiet Noe Valley is an intimate neighborhood located, as the name suggests, between several hills. Clean-cut and primarily residential, you’ll find many of your neighbors walking their dogs or pushing strollers on the way to Whole Foods or artisanal stores like 24th Street Cheese Company. A strong sense of community pervades here, as the nightlife is tame, not attracting people from other parts of the city. Grab dinner at La Ciccia, a family-run seafood-centric Italian restaurant. Wind down with a hot tub soak at Elisa’s Beauty and Health. Treat yourself to afternoon tea at Lovejoy’s Tea Room. For those who don’t mind a wait, head to Saru Sushi, a tiny restaurant that does not take reservations but blows minds with its outstanding food. If waiting is not for you make a reservation at Firefly, a contemporary American restaurant that never disappoints.With plenty of things to do, Noe Valley is perfect for families looking for a chic and cozy neighborhood to call home.