Another area with a large differential in home prices and for its fog.
Sunnyside is the least expensive of these areas, with post war homes boasting quaint detail and access to Interstate 280, allowing a convenient commute to the Silicon Valley.
Diamond Heights is largely a 1970’s development of condominiums (previously built as apartments) conveniently located to the Castro and Noe Valley Neighborhoods.
Midtown Terrace and Forest Knolls are similar to the post war architecture of the Sunset, but are detached and, in many cases, have views.
Miraloma, Sherwood Forest, Forest Hill Extension, Westwood Highlands, Mount Davidson Manor and Westwood Park are areas known for their quaint, traditional, and many detached homes. Westwood Park is most notably known as being a racing track prior to its development, which can be experienced in the oval layout of the neighborhood.
St. Francis Wood, Balboa Terrace and Forest Hill are known for their larger, detached homes, detail, and higher prices. West Portal is a wonderful commercial hub with great restaurants, public transportation access, and affordable to expensive homes with architectural detail. This area was a Mexican Land Grant prior to its development in the early 1900’s. The West Portal Tunnel made this outlying area accessible and increased San Francisco’s area significantly.
The main shopping area is West Portal Avenue.