Peaceful, tree-lined streets and grand homes are the landmark of this prominent San Francisco neighborhood. Here on these quiet, heavily wooded blocks sit large, impeccably maintained single-family homes designed in a variety of historic architectural styles, from Mediterranean to mid-century. Forest Hill is a perfect neighborhood for exploring the city’s natural beauty, as there are many stunning gardens, parks, and hidden stairway walks to discover within its boundaries. Built in 1919 by architect Bernard Maybeck, the Forest Hill Clubhouse is a beloved gathering spot where the neighborhood association hosts annual chamber music festivals and holiday events.
Despite its tranquility and old-world charm, Forest Hill offers all the conveniences of city living. Within walking distance is the lively West Portal Avenue shopping district, which is overflowing with great restaurants, bars, specialty shops, and even a first-run movie theater. Public transportation is centered around a MUNI streetcar station where four lines run through the city, while nearby Highway 280 provides easy access to Silicon Valley. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso