Tucked Away – Neighborhood Spotlight; St. Francis, West Portal

First American Title is helping us define each neighborhood in the city.  As a first time homebuyer where do you want to live?  Here is a brief overview into the “Tucked Away” areas in the city by the bay: St. Francis Wood and West Portal

St. Francis Wood
St. Francis Wood

Quiet, residential, affluent and secluded, St. Francis Wood and West Portal are two of San Francisco’s lovely little secrets.  Curving, tree-lined streets absent of overhead wires give the neighborhoods quaint, village-like appeal.  The gates of the St. Francis Boulevard-Portola Drive entry and the fountain in the circular plaza on St. Francis Boulevard were designed by noted Beauz Arts era architect John Galen Howard.  Many St Francis residents have chosen the location for its relative proximity to the private St. Ignatius College Prep.  The neighborhood’s borders are defined by Monterey Boulevard, San Anselmo, Santa Paula and San Pablo Avenues, Portola Drive and Junipero Serra Boulevard.


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