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.

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    West Portal Muni Station
    Downtown West Portal
    Hiking on Mount Davidson

    West Portal Neighborhood Vibe

    West Portal Ave. is the commercial heart of the neighborhood with numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and local small businesses. You won’t find a wild nightlife scene in West Portal, but you’ll be more than satisfied with options for everything from coffee to pizza to sushi.


    Popular West Portal Home Styles

    Developed by prolific San Francisco builders Fernando Nelson & Sons, the majority of homes in the West Portal neighborhood were built in the 1920s. Originally it was entirely single-family homes, many of which are fully detached. Lots are smaller than adjacent neighborhoods like St. Francis Wood and Forest Hill. There is a condominium complex – The Grove – on the southwest corner of the neighborhood.


    Getting Around in West Portal

    The SF Muni train lines K, L, M, and T exit the Twin Peaks tunnel onto West Portal Ave. There are also several bus lines, including the 48 and 17, that provide service to the West Portal station. Access to I-280 via Portola and Junipero Serra is fairly painless, and commuters headed north to Marin County are close to 19th Ave.


    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

    $1,495,000 | 1, 0, 0
    MLS# 422704447
    Great location Mixed use building on Taraval Street. Ground floor has established Salon. Retail store also has mezzanine that has 2 rooms. Upper level features 2BR/1BA front unit and 1BR/1BA back unit.
    $1,695,000 | 6, 0, 0
    MLS# 422708268
    Welcome to 272-276 Claremont Blvd in the heart of West Portal. This is a rare opportunity to own a mixed use commercial and residential building with multiple income streams. A 6-bedroom 3-bathroom SRO on the upper level and the favorite...
    Single Family Home
    $3,198,000 | 4, 3, 2
    MLS# 422707896
    A very rare opportunity to celebrate 2023 countdown in your new home on a large corner lot in the Prime West Portal! Owned, renovated and cared for, for 40+ years, this 3-story residence features many updates including double paned windows,...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Single Family Home
    $1,600,000 | 3, 2, 2
    MLS# 422672610
    Most desired location in exclusive West Portal! Stroll to charming Downtown, close to Muni Station, popular restaurants, parks & schools. Incredible opportunity awaits! This Three Bedroom, Two Bathroom, Two Car Garage situated on great lot has never been listed below....
    Single Family Home
    $2,625,000 | 3, 2, 2
    MLS# 422701285
    Prime West Portal location with 92 Walk Score! It doesn't get any better than this-fully detached home with great outlook from almost every window. The original woodwork and details lend to its elegance and graciousness. Main level features formal living...
    Single Family Home
    $3,700,000 | 4, 4, 3
    MLS# 422654188
    Modern Mediterranean Masterpiece! Incredible renovation blends classic architecture with contemporary living. Beautiful designer notes, lots of natural light, inviting floor plan, views, custom finish work, extra wide lot, huge yard. Living room with arched leaded windows, custom designed fireplace/seating area....

    More About West Portal

    West Portal is known for its lively commercial corridor where you can catch a movie, drop off your dry cleaning, peruse some fresh produce, and top it all off with a meal at any number of local eateries. Some fun tidbits about the area:
    * The Muni tunnel that surfaces at the West Portal station was the longest underground streetcar tunnel at the time of its opening in 1918.
    * Arden Wood was built in the 1920s on the south-west side of West Portal by The First Church of Christ, Scientist as their west coast nursing facility, and it continues under their care to this day.