Nestled between St. Francis Wood and Miraloma Park, Sherwood Forest is San Francisco’s smallest neighborhood. There are only about 200 homes in this tranquil enclave, which is perched on the southwest slope of Mount Davidson, the city’s highest hill. Appropriately, streets have names such as Lansdale and Dalewood, and the only one that starts and ends in Sherwood Forest is, no surprise, Robinhood Drive, which happens to be the city’s highest residential street. 

At night, Sherwood Forest is illuminated by globe streetlights that give it a mid-century feel, and many homes boast lovely views of the Mount Davidson Cross. The majority of homes here are ranch-style, but you’ll also find colonials, mid-century, and manor houses, some designed by noted architects Julia Morgan and Timothy Pflueger back starting in the 1930s. When Sherwood Forest residents must venture out of their idyllic little neighborhood in search of amenities, they head to the shops and restaurants along West Portal Avenue, the many businesses along Ocean Avenue, or the dozens of stores and restaurants within the Stonestown Galleria mall. © 2016 Maryann LoRusso 

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. 

The West Portal commercial district is a lively area filled with popular restaurants, coffee and wine shops, day spas and fashion boutiques. 

The West Portal commercial district is a lively area filled with popular restaurants, coffee and wine shops, day spas and fashion boutiques. 

Residents flock to neighborhood favorite Fresca for ceviche and other classic Peruvian fare.

Residents flock to neighborhood favorite Fresca for ceviche and other classic Peruvian fare.

Que Syrah is a cozy wine bar on West Portal Avenue that serves up an impressive selection of small-production wines.

Que Syrah is a cozy wine bar on West Portal Avenue that serves up an impressive selection of small-production wines.

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

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

Built around the entrance to the Twin Peaks Tunnel, the West Portal MUNI Station offers access to the K, L, and M-MUNI lines.

Built around the entrance to the Twin Peaks Tunnel, the West Portal MUNI Station offers access to the K, L, and M-MUNI lines.