Nestled into the San Francisco hills above Portola Drive sits the neighborhood of Midtown Terrace; bordered by Clarendon Heights, Twin Peaks, and Forest Hill. This charming neighborhood is home to a plethora of quaint, well-maintained, mid-century styled homes arranging in rows on terraced streets surrounded by greenbelts, forests, reservoirs, and open space.
Most homes in Midtown Terrace were built between 1956–1960 and feature modern floor plans, large garages, and surrounding City views with the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Bay to the South; as described by the neighborhood’s association group. The neighborhood’s beautiful and wild surroundings, clean and quiet streets, convenient location, and small town atmosphere make for a suburban oasis found in the heart of the City.
Next door to Midtown Terrace is Forest Hill, an exclusive and beautifully landscaped neighborhood with curving lanes, hills, and several examples of Bernard Maybeck architecture including the Forest Hill Clubhouse. Mature trees shade single-story homes built over garages or two-story houses with gables and Tudor styling on many streets. Older homes are often remodeled and converted into lovely apartments. The neighborhood features points of interest such as the elegant Grand Pacheco Stairway that connects Magellan Drive to Castenada Avenue. West Portal offers one of the most pleasant shopping districts in the city, a medley of restaurants, salons, coffee shops, antique dealers, and flower shops. Parking is abundant and Muni runs several lines to and from the area.