Set on the western edge of San Francisco and adjacent to miles of beautiful coastline, Lakeshore is one of the most tranquil neighborhoods in San Francisco. With the Pacific Ocean right next door and an abundance of parks and other recreation nearby, the area is ideal for nature lovers and families. At the heart of Lakeshore is Lake Merced, where residents can spend the weekends rowing, biking, jogging, hiking, or flying kites, and golfers can tee off at one of three world-renowned courses: Harding Park, the Olympic Club, and the San Francisco Golf Club. Just outside the neighborhood there are a few more natural beauties to enjoy, including Stern Grove and, up along the coast, Baker Beach.
Many of the homes in Lakeshore are fully detached, single-family houses built during the 1940s and early 1950s, many are situated around Lake Merced and some overlook a golf course. The architectural styles vary from row houses to split-level and ranch-style homes. Although it boasts so much open space, Lake Shore is by no means an isolated neighborhood. Both the M-Oceanview MUNI line, which stops in front of San Francisco State University, and the Daly City BART take commuters directly downtown, and nearby Highway 1 and I-280 are convenient for commuters. For everyday needs, residents flock to neighborhood shopping center Lakeshore Plaza, or the large urban mall Stonestown Galleria, for shopping and dining out. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso