Located in the heart of San Francisco on the western slope of Twin Peaks, serene Midtown Terrace was founded in 1957 as a planned community. Most of the homes here are detached single-family houses, some very large and perched on some of the highest elevations in San Francisco. As if there were any doubt about the breathtaking views that can be seen from many points in the area, the streets (Cityview, Clairview, Fairview, etc.) can’t resist boasting about them. Within the neighborhood are the Lagunda Honda Reservoir and the famous Twin Peaks, which mark the second highest elevation in San Francisco.
The lush trails within Mount Sutro Forest are popular with joggers and hikers, while families appreciate not only the fun playgrounds but the great public schools in the area. For plentiful shopping, residents head to the bustling commercial area around Irving Street and 9th Avenue, home to a wide assortment of hip boutiques and laid-back coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. Like everything else in Midtown Terrace, public transportation is easygoing, with MUNI lines running directly downtown and to other parts of the Bay Area. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso