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The Princess Diaries

Apr 24th, 2008 | By | Category: Movie Locations

This weekend while doing some San Francisco Stalking, I dragged my boyfriend and my friend Nat to the “Grove High School” filming location from the movie The Princess Diaries, which I must confess I was a big fan of. 🙂 I am a total sucker for any teeny bopper movie! When we arrived at Grove High School, I recognized it immediately by its large circular staircase, and was shocked to learn that in reality it is not a school at all, but actually a private residence! The house is incredible in person and way huge!! I can’t even imagine living there!

The home is in a beautiful neighborhood that borders the Presidio of San Francisco. The Presidio is San Francisco’s former Army base and is now a park. The picture to the left is one of “Grove High School’s” neighboring homes. I definitely recommend a drive-by of this location, even for those non-stalkers out there, as the neighborhood is definitely a sight to see! Anne Hathaway’s house in the film is also located in San Francisco, and while I didn’t get a chance to stalk it on this trip, it’s definitely on my list for next time!

Until next time, Happy Stalking! 🙂

Stalk It: Grove High School is located at 2601 Lyon Street, at the intersection of Lyon and Green Street, in San Francisco. Mia and her mom’s home can be found at 724 Brazil Avenue. It is actually a real life former San Francisco fire house that was built in 1911.



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  1. Anonymous says:

    My Dad’s old boss lives in that house – my dad just got back from a party there. When my dad told me that it was used for the movie I looked it up and it brought me to your website. It is quite the hose.

  2. 0bfuscation says:

    Also, the arm-wrestling game is at one of the piers. 39, maybe? It’s great fun but more difficult than I expected!!!

  3. Spencer says:

    My daughter LOVES this movie. Tonight I Googled the film’s locations and was pleased to find the actual addresses! I grew up in Bernal Heights not five minutes from the firehouse that served as her home in the movie! Just for fun…try typing in the addresses into and you will be treated to a 360 angle view of the locations! Pretty cool stuff. I grew up in San Francisco and love checking out where movies were filmed. Thanks for writing this cool blog! Best wishes on future San Francisco Stalking!

  4. James says:

    Here’s another interesting bit of info: The distance between her home and school would be one hell of a long ride on a scooter like she does in the movie.

  5. James says:

    The distance between her home and school would be one hell of a long ride on a scooter like she does in the movie.

  6. Tracy says:

    Wow, it’s so cool to know where the building that they used for the Loft is. How did you find out?

  7. Joy says:

    Oh, wow! That’s so cool! I was always wondering where Grove High School was in San Francisco, funny how it’s just a residence!

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