Forest Knolls is a friendly, leafy neighborhood located at the foot of Mount Sutro. The area is overflowing with trees, parks, and steep hills with hillside staircases, making it a quiet oasis in the middle of the urban jungle. Mount Sutro, Mount Davidson, Twin Peaks, and Tank Hill all offer scenic hiking trails with unparalleled views, while not too far from here, the world-renowned Golden Gate Park provides museums, bike paths, and acres of outdoor space to explore. Forest Knolls is home to a diverse range of properties—from single-family houses, duplexes, and multi-unit buildings, to town homes and condominiums—with almost every street in the neighborhood boasting a great view. 

Located in the heart of San Francisco, Forest Knolls is convenient to several commercial areas, including West Portal Avenue and the 9th and Irving shopping district. Both destinations boast lively streets overflowing with great restaurants and bars, bakeries, specialty shops, and fashion boutiques. Forest Knolls is also a great neighborhood for commuters, as nearby public transportation quickly transports residents downtown and to other parts of the Bay Area, and Highway 280 provides easy access to Silicon Valley. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso

Clarendon Alternative Elementary School, one of the best public schools in the city, is known for its bilingual, bicultural Japanese immersion program.

Clarendon Alternative Elementary School, one of the best public schools in the city, is known for its bilingual, bicultural Japanese immersion program.

One of the most visible icons in the Bay Area, Sutro Tower stands 997 feet tall and delivers signals for TV and radio stations and technology companies.

One of the most visible icons in the Bay Area, Sutro Tower stands 997 feet tall and delivers signals for TV and radio stations and technology companies.

Midtown Terrace Playground features a modern play structure, sandbox, basketball courts and grassy picnic area.

Midtown Terrace Playground features a modern play structure, sandbox, basketball courts and grassy picnic area.

A remnant of the more than 1,000 acres of eucalyptus that once covered the western side of the city, 80-acre Mount Sutro Forest is more than 100 years old. It was planted by former Mayor Adolf Sutro on the slopes of the 900-foot Mount Sutro.

A remnant of the more than 1,000 acres of eucalyptus that once covered the western side of the city, 80-acre Mount Sutro Forest is more than 100 years old. It was planted by former Mayor Adolf Sutro on the slopes of the 900-foot Mount Sutro.

A plethora of hip shops, scrumptious ethnic restaurants and relaxed neighborhood bars line the streets surrounding the intersection of Irving Street and 9th Avenue.

A plethora of hip shops, scrumptious ethnic restaurants and relaxed neighborhood bars line the streets surrounding the intersection of Irving Street and 9th Avenue.

The Forest Hill MUNI Station was originally built as part of the Twin Peaks Tunnel in 1916-1918, and is the oldest subway station west of Chicago.

The Forest Hill MUNI Station was originally built as part of the Twin Peaks Tunnel in 1916-1918, and is the oldest subway station west of Chicago.