Bungalows! This charming single-family neighborhood with strict neighborhood design controls is next door to City College and north of Ocean Avenue. A new condo building recently joined the neighborhood, and residents appreciate the relatively short walk to Balboa Park BART.
Stately single-family homes with views to the southwest at the base of Mt. Davidson define this West of Twin Peaks classic. Like its adjacent neighbors, it assumes you’ve got a car to get you to and from some jaw-dropping views.
Mount Davidson Manor
Between Balboa Terrace and Westwood Park at the top of small crest lies a neighborhood of mostly Spanish Mediterranean homes built by noted SF architect Fernando Nelson. North of Ocean but south of Monterey, it’s a curvy hillside of single-family homes west of Twin Peaks.
While you may have never heard of this neighborhood, you’ll realize the name perfectly describes it: North of Monterey on a hill with views to the Pacific Ocean. Nestled between St. Francis Wood, Sherwood Forest, and Westwood Highlands lies a collection of stately single-family homes.
Storybook stucco charmers and mid-century modern masterpieces meander through this semi-circular neighborhood that fans out to the northeast, east, and southeast from the base of Mt. Davidson before coming to an abrupt stop at the top of Glen Canyon Park.
Residents would tell you the unfortunates live in the adjacent neighborhood, St. Francis Wood. Bounded by Junipero Serra and Ocean Avenue, Balboa Terrace is home to fully detached homes in a classic West of Twin Peaks neighborhood that’s not quite St. Francis Wood or Ingleside Terraces but fits perfectly between the two.
San Francisco’s smallest neighborhood, Sherwood Forest is an elevated enclave built beginning in the 1940s on some of the largest residential lots in the City. Stunning ocean and Bay views, mid-century homes, living in the shadow of the cross on Mount Davidson, and the highest residential street in the City are all quietly hidden away […]
Not always sunny, shameless neighborhood self-promotion aside. Within walking distance to Glen Park BART, mostly single-family homes, bisected by Monterey Ave. Above, Sunnyside on a hill with some great southern views. Below, Sunnyside flatlands bounded by I-280 and City College to the south.
Stroll down West Portal Avenue — the heart of this charming west-side neighborhood — and you might feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Many shops and restaurants have been in operation for decades. The houses are spacious and many are detached from their neighbors, but you’ll feel welcome and at home.