St. Francis Wood
St. Francis Wood is a primarily residential neighborhood located in the southwestern section of San Francisco. It is known for its beautiful homes, manicured lawns, tree-lined streets, and quiet, peaceful atmosphere. St. Francis Wood was developed in the early 20th century by a group of San Francisco investors who purchased the land in 1912 and began planning a residential neighborhood that would be a suburban oasis within the city. The neighborhood was designed as one of the eight master-planned residence parks, or "garden suburbs" to be a self-contained community with large, luxurious homes set amid tree-lined streets. The architecture of the homes was varied, with styles including Colonial Revival, Spanish Revival, and Arts and Crafts. St. Francis Wood was also designed with amenities such as parks and playgrounds, and it was one of the first neighborhoods in San Francisco to have underground utilities. The developers marketed the neighborhood as an exclusive enclave for the wealthy and socially prominent.
Peaceful, quiet, tree-lined, residential
At A Glance
A predominantly residential neighborhood known for its large, luxurious homes.
WHAT TO EXPECT
St. Francis Wood is characterized by large, well-maintained homes with well-manicured lawns, and beautiful gardens.
The neighborhood is home to several parks and open spaces, providing residents with ample opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities.
Absence of above-ground utilities!
St. Francis Wood is characterized by its luxurious and refined atmosphere, with a focus on high-end architecture and design.
YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The pride in community! The neighborhood association is actively involved in maintaining its character and charm.
Located In St. Francis Wood
Merced Manor, Balboa Terrace, West Portal, Sherwood Forest, Monterey Heights, Mt Davidson Manor
East to West Boundaries
Santa Clara Ave. to the east, Junipero Serra Blvd. to the west
North to South Boundaries
Monterey Blvd. to the south, Ocean Ave. to the north
- Financial District via auto: 25 minutes
- Financial District via transit: 30 minutes
- South San Francisco via auto: 15 minutes
- Silicon Valley via auto: 45 minutes
AROUND THE BLOCK
A quiet and residential neighborhood made up of predominantly single-family homes with lush lawns, manicured gardens, and plenty of open space.
WHAT TO EXPECT
St. Francis Wood is a luxury community with primarily large, well-maintained properties that are highly sought after by families. Many of the homes were built in the early 20th century and have been updated and renovated over time.
The neighborhood is home to several parks and open spaces, providing residents with ample opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and walking. The area is also known for its excellent schools, including St. Cecilia School and Saint Ignatius College Preparatory.
All the power lines are underground, and the neighborhood is purely residential! The absence of power lines and businesses makes the neighborhood all the more tranquil.
St. Francis Wood is characterized by its luxurious and refined atmosphere, with a focus on high-end architecture and design. The homes in St. Francis Wood are primarily large, single-family residences, many of which were built in the early 20th century. The architectural styles of the homes are varied, with styles including Colonial Revival, Spanish Revival, and Arts and Crafts.
YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
St. Francis Wood has a strong sense of community, with residents often coming together to participate in events and activities such as block parties and community service projects.
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