The Crimson | 1490 Ocean

December 17, 2018

Westwood Park

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.

November 30, 2018

Westwood Highlands

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.

November 30, 2018

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.

November 30, 2018

Monterey Heights

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.

November 30, 2018

Miraloma Park

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.

November 30, 2018

Balboa Terrace

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.

November 30, 2018

Sherwood Forest

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 […]

November 1, 2018

Sunnyside

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, the Sunnyside flatlands bounded by I-280 and City College to the south.

November 1, 2018

West Portal

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.

October 31, 2018

Forest Knolls

Forest Knolls brings to mind a few things: eucalyptus trees on Mount Sutro, houses built in the 1960s, and fog. This is a strictly residential neighborhood, close to the Inner Sunset but quite separated from it by a steep hill. Quiet streets, hiking paths on Mount Sutro, and houses on hillside stilts set Forest Knolls […]

October 30, 2018

Ingleside Terraces

Towering pillars denote neighborhood entrances to this classic residential park. Suburban, ex-urban, ahead of its time or perfectly timed? Wide streets, large lots, and fully detached homes gently grace what was once the hottest horse race in town.

October 30, 2018