Mount Davidson Manor is a well-manicured, family-friendly neighborhood built shortly after the Twin Peaks Tunnel opened in 1918, allowing greater access to the western parts of the city. Most of these homes were constructed before World War II, and although the architectural influences vary, Spanish Mediterranean-style single family homes, with their signature red-tiled roofs, dominate the area. Several of the winding streets within Mount Davidson Manor offer beautiful hilly views of the Peninsula, and the quiet, leafy streets are perfect for strolling and dog walking. 

Neighborhood families appreciate the great public schools and proximity to Aptos Playground, an urban oasis that boasts a jungle gym, hiking trails, and tennis courts. For everyday conveniences, residents walk over to the hip shops, restaurants, and bars that line West Portal Avenue, the coffee shops and retail stores peppered along Ocean Avenue, or the many retail chains and restaurants inside the Stonestown Galleria mall. A MUNI streetcar runs right down Ocean Avenue toward downtown (or south to the Balboa Park BART station), while proximity to Highway 280 makes commuting to Silicon Valley a cinch. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso

Aptos Park is an urban green space offering a children’s playground, baseball diamond, tennis court and landscaped path.

Aptos Park is an urban green space offering a children’s playground, baseball diamond, tennis court and landscaped path.

Commodore Sloat Elementary School is one of the best schools in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Commodore Sloat Elementary School is one of the best schools in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Archbishop Riordan High School is San Francisco’s oldest all-male high school.

Archbishop Riordan High School is San Francisco’s oldest all-male high school.

The 280 freeway provides easy access to Silicon Valley.

The 280 freeway provides easy access to Silicon Valley.

Stonestown Galleria is a large indoor mall flanked by a Nordstrom and Macy’s, and featuring a wide array of stores and restaurants. 

Stonestown Galleria is a large indoor mall flanked by a Nordstrom and Macy’s, and featuring a wide array of stores and restaurants.