Miraloma Park is a family friendly neighborhood known for its stunning vistas and wide variety of architectural styles. Perched along the eastern face of Mount Davidson, the area is marked by the wooded hill with the giant white cross peeking out from the top. Mount Davidson, the highest hill in the city offers an abundance of trails and “secret” views. Owned during the late 1800s by Adolph Sutro, the land became a park in 1929, and most of its homes were built by World War II. Miraloma Park’s proximity to Glen Canyon makes it an ideal destination for outdoor lovers who enjoy a good hike or run, and several neighborhood parks and playgrounds provide great recreation for families. 

For basic needs, residents head to the charming shopping strip on Portola Avenue, which is lined with upscale grocery stores, friendly coffee shops, and other amenities. For great food and nightlife, the nearby commercial districts in Glen Park and West Portal are overflowing with hip restaurants and coffee shops, retail stores, fashion boutiques, day spas, and other amenities. For those seeking community, the Miraloma Park Improvement Club hosts a holiday bazaar and other fun events at the neighborhood clubhouse, which was built around 1940. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso

 Mount Davidson Park is a wooded area at the city’s highest peak, featuring walking trails and sweeping urban vistas.

 Mount Davidson Park is a wooded area at the city’s highest peak, featuring walking trails and sweeping urban vistas.

Miraloma Park is a friendly neighborhood gathering spot that includes a playground, sports courts, a spacious rec center with a Tiny Tots program, and a wide grassy lawn for picnicking.

Miraloma Park is a friendly neighborhood gathering spot that includes a playground, sports courts, a spacious rec center with a Tiny Tots program, and a wide grassy lawn for picnicking.

The steps leading up to Mount Davidson at Juanita Way offer a great hike with breathtaking views.

The steps leading up to Mount Davidson at Juanita Way offer a great hike with breathtaking views.

Marked by a steep cliff towering above O’Shaughnessy Boulevard, O’Shaughnessy Hollow boasts some of the most beautiful grasslands and dramatic terrain in the city.

Marked by a steep cliff towering above O’Shaughnessy Boulevard, O’Shaughnessy Hollow boasts some of the most beautiful grasslands and dramatic terrain in the city.

Sunnyside Playground is a well-loved family park that contains a modern playground, huge sandbox, merry-go-round and fountain, and a fully restored clubhouse.

Sunnyside Playground is a well-loved family park that contains a modern playground, huge sandbox, merry-go-round and fountain, and a fully restored clubhouse.

The Mollie Stone’s supermarket on Portola Drive offers a wide selection of gourmet fare and is a favorite with residents.

The Mollie Stone’s supermarket on Portola Drive offers a wide selection of gourmet fare and is a favorite with residents.

Miraloma Market, near the foot of Mount Davidson on Portola Drive, is a neighborhood favorite supermarket.

Miraloma Market, near the foot of Mount Davidson on Portola Drive, is a neighborhood favorite supermarket.

The Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, just northwest of Diamond Heights, is a highly regarded alternative prep school.

The Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, just northwest of Diamond Heights, is a highly regarded alternative prep school.