Westwood Park is a welcoming neighborhood known for its well maintained, craftsman-style houses laid out around two main oval streets. The community began development in 1917, in conjunction with the opening of the Twin Peaks Tunnel that connected the eastern and western parts of the city, and most of the 650 single-family homes were constructed over the next two decades. Today, Westwood Park residents have access to the best city living has to offer, from scenic parks and playgrounds to a state-of-the-art library and great public schools. 

For shopping and dining, nearby Ocean Avenue is overflowing with popular restaurants, organic coffee shops, specialty stores, and even a Whole Foods Grocery store. Commuters enjoy proximity to the MUNI streetcar line that runs down Ocean Avenue toward downtown, or to the 280 freeway that provides easy access to areas south of San Francisco. But most important, an active neighborhood association works to preserve all that Westwood Park history, from the wrought-iron gates to the charming trees and landscaping, that make the area so special. © 2016 Maryann LoRusso 

Whole Foods on Ocean Avenue is a popular destination for fresh organic food and features a dine-in area.

Whole Foods on Ocean Avenue is a popular destination for fresh organic food and features a dine-in area.

One of the nation’s largest public colleges, City College of San Francisco attracts students to the neighborhood.

One of the nation’s largest public colleges, City College of San Francisco attracts students to the neighborhood.

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 convenient access to Silicon Valley.

The 280 freeway provides convenient access to Silicon Valley.

Four BART lines that pass through the city stop at the Balboa Park Station, and two MUNI Metro lines terminate here.

Four BART lines that pass through the city stop at the Balboa Park Station, and two MUNI Metro lines terminate here.