Sheltering in place in a small flat with no outdoor space in a dense urban area has not been the ideal scenario this year. But before you decide to leave San Francisco behind because you can’t find the space you need, consider neighborhoods west of Twin Peaks.
Miraloma Park, Sherwood Forest, Ingleside Terrace, Forest Hill, Westwood Park, Diamond Heights—these are just a few of the neighborhoods in what we Realtors call “district 4” in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). These areas offer predominantly single-family home inventory and a more suburban feel, with yards, plenty of trees, and wide sidewalks. You’re also geographically central, with Stonestown Galleria, Ocean Avenue and West Portal retail nearby.
Here are a few of my favorite single-family homes in District 4 that are currently on the market. Give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org | 415.823.4656 if you’d like to chat about any of these homes:
451 Yerba Buena
3BR/3BA, 3194 sq ft, 2 pkg
451 Yerba Buena Avenue is a lovely English Tudor-style home with an awesome park-like yard, three bedrooms/two baths on the same level, gourmet kitchen and family room/bath down. Westwood Highlands has well-manicured, wide streets that aren’t packed with people, so you can go out for walks and not necessarily have to wear your masks constantly. [Listing courtesy of Berkshire-Hathaway Franciscan]
3BR/3BA, 3 pkg
Fans of Spanish Mediterranean architecture will appreciate the period details, arched doorways and soaring ceilings at 256 Fowler, along with updated kitchen and baths that combine for a move-in ready home. There are two bedrooms (including a master) on the main level, with another master down. And that big yard! 256 Fowler is around the block from Mollie Stone’s and the Portola shopping strip. [Listing courtesy of The Agency]
176 San Felipe
4BR/3BA, 2720 sq ft, 2 pkg
176 San Felipe has a coveted location in tony Monterey Heights, and an excellent floor plan that features three bedrooms/two baths on one level + a fourth bedroom downstairs with direct access to the lush, terraced yard. There’s also a bonus room that would be a good space for an office or fitness room. 176 San Feliple sits on a huge lot, so you don’t have to worry about your neighbors being on top of you. [Listing courtesy of City Real Estate]
3BR/1.5BA, 1960 sq ft, 2 pkg
Also situated on a large lot, 130 Cerritos is a Spanish Meditteranean home with a master bedroom on the top floor with ocean views. The house is move-in ready and has substantial outdoor space. [Listing courtesy of Vanguard Properties]
16 Entrada Ct
3BR/2.5BA, 1930 sq ft, 2 pkg
16 Entrada checks all the boxes—three bedrooms/two baths on one level, spacious eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, bonus family room, and a large, level yard. The home also has numerous energy-efficient features. [Listing courtesy of Compass SF]