Vermont Street


Vermont Street is a north-south running street in San Francisco that is located in the Potrero Hill district and begins at Division Street near the South Market area. The street runs south and parallels the US Route 101 freeway. When the street meets up with 22nd Street it ends. The street is one of the most crooked in the city and oftentimes compared to that of Lombard Street. Unlike Lombard's red brick construction, Vermont Street is made of concrete.

There is a section of the street which runs between 20th and 22nd Street, near McKinley Square that features some hair-pin turns. There are a series of seven sharp turns in this area. The street, as a result of these turns, has been dubbed one of the most crooked in the country. Some interesting facts about the street's popularity include its debut in the Clint Eastwood's 1973 movie Magnum Force. Today the street is home to the annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel race that takes place every year in San Francisco.

The street can get busy, especially on the weekends when tourists are frequenting the area. Onlookers stop to take photos and drive slowly down the street snapping pictures.

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