At the southernmost edge of San Francisco sits the family-friendly neighborhood of Crocker-Amazon. Formerly a part of railroad magnate Charles Crocker’s estate, this largely residential area was developed in the 1930s. Homes here are mostly single-family houses with tidy front lawns and landscaped streets, and some are detached units with plenty of space on either side—which is somewhat hard to find in San Francisco. The architecture is diverse, ranging from Victorian and Edwardian to arts-and-crafts and mid-century styles.
Crocker-Amazon boasts some of the city’s best weather, as well as scenic views of downtown San Francisco from the neighborhood’s more elevated points. For recreation, residents enjoy Crocker-Amazon Park and the adjacent McLaren Park, San Francisco’s second largest park. For everyday needs, Geneva and Mission Streets are bustling with mom-and-pop stores, up-and-coming restaurants, and coffee shops. The neighborhood is well served by public transportation, including several MUNI routes and a bus line, as well as proximity to Interstate 280 and the Alemany Boulevard thoroughfare. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso