Lakeside

White-picket fences surround single-family homes surrounded by a freeway (CA-1/19th Ave.) and six-lane streets. Once upon a time, Lakeside was just a few sleepy homes. Then roads got built. You can visit the library, but if you want to go shopping you’ll need to head all the way north to the end of the neighborhood […]

December 7, 2018

Summit 800

December 5, 2018

Stonestown

The Rodney Dangerfield of the city, Stonestown is home to San Francisco State University and Park Merced, the city’s largest rental development,  but this neighborhood in the southwest corner just can’t get much respect. Yes, it’s got the marine layer. It’s also got Park Merced, great transit, Ft. Funston, and so much more.

November 30, 2018

Pine Lake Park

Where Yorba meets Crestlake meets Escondido, and a couple dozen homes perch above Pine Lake Park. It’s a slight sliver of a neighborhood defined by Crestlake Street encircling the top of — wait for it — Pine Lake Park. Welcome to a dog lover’s paradise.

November 30, 2018

Oceanview

East of Orizaba, but northwest of I-280 and south of Lakeside, the Oceanview slopes gently down to the Outer Mission where I-280 snakes along the neighborhood border to Daly City and points south. There’s good access to I-280 from the entire neighborhood, and Balboa Park BART is just a few blocks from the northeast side […]

November 30, 2018

Merced Manor

The most notable neighborhood feature is the eponymous reservoir. It’s such a small rectangle of homes — bounded by Eucalyptus, 19th Ave./CA-1, Sloat Blvd., and 26th Ave. — that you’d be unlikely to know it’s a distinct neighborhood unless you live there. Or you’re reading this.

November 30, 2018

Lake Shore

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! If the Brady Bunch lived in San Francisco, we think they’d live in Lake Shore. Split level homes like you’d find on TV in suburbia, wide streets, and strip-mall shopping centers. It’s suburbia inside the city limits.

November 30, 2018

Ingleside Heights

Ingleside is a lot more down-to-earth than some of its swankier neighbors to the north, and it’s also a lot more affordable. Homes tend to be modest, some in the same family for generations. Unexpected views of downtown add to the attraction of this more-affordable neighborhood, which also has great public transit options and easy […]

November 30, 2018

Ocean Avenue West | 1117 Ocean

November 30, 2018

Ingleside

Ingleside is a lot more down-to-earth than some of its swankier neighbors on the north end of town, and it’s also a lot more affordable. Homes tend to be modest, some in the same family for generations. Unexpected views of downtown add to the attraction of this more-affordable neighborhood, which also has great public transit […]

October 29, 2018

Merced Heights

A tiny neighborhood, just two blocks by 12 blocks in size. But pay attention to the “Heights” in the name — that altitude creates views for days. It’s strictly residential, with not even a corner store in the mix.

October 29, 2018