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 apart.

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    View to Midtown Terrace
    Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve and Interior Greenbelt are a delightful surprise, right in the middle of San Francisco
    Street at Top of Forest Knolls

    Neighborhood Vibe

    There is no commercial district within the neighborhood, and getting around is easiest with a car. Almost all homes have a garage, and most homes have two car garages, but if driving isn’t your cup of tea (or coffee), then you probably won’t feel very happy living in Forest Knolls.


    Popular Home Styles

    The neighborhood consists almost exclusively of single-family homes, although there are some smaller unit buildings, and condominiums or tenancies-in-common in smaller buildings that have been converted. There is a proposed condo project that may eventually be built, but the neighborhood overwhelmingly consists of single family homes that were built in or after the 1960s.


    Getting Around 

    Car! There are some bus lines that serve the neighborhood, but as a general rule, and like many other District 4 (west of Twin Peaks) neighborhoods, Forest Knolls homes assume that you’ve already got a car.


    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

    Single Family Home
    $1,879,000 | 3, 2, 2
    MLS# 422678524
    A mid-century treasure in desirable Forest Knolls, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom fully-detached oasis evokes the bright energy of sunny California. Revealing its best attributes thanks to a recent remodel, the home is refined yet abounding in original charm including...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Single Family Home
    $2,850,000 | 4, 3, 2
    MLS# 422696560
    Newly rebuilt to-the-studs in 2015 w/extensive seismic upgrades, this modern home is designed to bask in the very best of SF's panoramic western views. With a fabulous floor plan, it's simply stunning in every way! Must scroll through photos to...
    $1,200,000 | 2, 2, 2
    MLS# 422693529
    Located in The Woods, an upscale gated community, this 3-story townhome offers modern luxuries and sophisticated details with a private 2-car garage, and attached deck. The main level boast an expansive living area with wet bar, multiple seating and dining...
    $1,076,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 422670018
    Price reduced. Fabulous townhome with arboreous setting in a private gated community near UCSF and Forest Hill Station. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms on 2 levels over the garage with large bonus room. Living room offers stone fireplace (gas), chic wet...

    More About Forest Knolls

    Forest Knolls is immediately across the street from the Midtown Terrace neighborhood, but was developed several decades later and because of that it has a very different feel. Most of the homes in Forest Knolls were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, although some lots remained vacant until later than that. There is a proposed condominium development on the north side of the neighborhood, but that project has been stalled for years. It is bounded along the southeast side by Clarendon Ave., while Laguna Honda is the western boundary, and the UCSF campus and open space areas act as the northern boundary of the neighborhood.