Diamond Heights

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I've lived in diamond heights for a while and i'm getting suspicious about it. locals say that it wasn't developed until 1967. can anyone tell me anything? thank ya

-- Mucky Duck (I_Love_Reno@yahoo.com), November 15, 2002


Diamond Heights was a development of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. 1967 sounds about right. The Agency took the area known as Stanford Heights and reconfigured the streets so that they would be "view friendly". The only parts of the pre-Development days are stretches along the downslope of Duncan and Gold Mine Drive (formeryl Valley Street). These houses have excellent view ptentials but they were built to face the street-- not to lokk out aat the views.

Good Luck in your research.

-- Kurt Iversen (iversenk@aol.com), November 16, 2002.

Isn't there a street that starts by Melrose called Stanford Heights? I love the views from Diamond heights. best in the world.

-- Mucky Duck (I_Love_Reno@yahoo.com), November 16, 2002.

Also, local teens mourned the loss of another makeout spot when the area was developed.

-- Bruce (bruce300_300@YAHOO.COM), December 03, 2002.

Good answer.

-- Piano Man (thesanfranciscofanclub@groups.msn.com), December 03, 2002.

Much of Diamond Heights was developed by Eichler Homes, which went belly up in 1967. The area was developed primarily in the period from 1962-1965.

-- Scott Jaskower (sjaskower@yahoo.com), March 10, 2003.

I totally agree. Diamond Heights is the most beautiful place in the world.

-- Jake Clinton (smarty7@tiscali.co.uk), December 21, 2003.

I lived in the city many many years but never went up to Diamond Heights until around the mid 60s on Gold Mine Drive where I stayed at a lawyer's home for a night.

I never even knew Diamond Heights existed until then but I would have liked to have seen it 30 or 40 years before then. I do specifically remember that there was nothing but construction going on at that time and that there was a lot of dirt in the streets. That was the only time I have ever been up there in my life. Shows you how much the area interests me.

-- Harry Murphy (harrymurphy*@bigmailbox.net), December 21, 2003.

When I was a kid growing up in Glen Park, we used to fly our kites at the top of Diamond Heights. We would tie on 2 or 3 rolls of string and fly them over the Noe Vally area. It was just a flat area at the top. (I guess they had already graded the site for houses) It was a great spot to fly your kite and a great time also...

-- Michael Montanez (Michael_Montanez@email.com), January 02, 2004.

I used to play on the area called Diamond Heights when i was a child in the 1950's and60's. There were horses, goats and a few cows out there. All of us neighborhood kids ( large Catholic families with 5 to 12 kids in each household) from Miraloma Park area would head over there when we were bored with playing on Mt. Davidson. We always brought carrots with us to feed the horses. Lots of big, craggy rocks to play on...lots of great memories of a city few remember.

-- PJ (pjspt@aol.com), May 07, 2004.

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