St. Francis Wood has always been identified as one of San Francisco’s first-class suburban neighborhoods with its wide tree-lined streets and detached homes with landscaped front and back yards. On any given day, families can be found playing tennis, basketball and soccer in the sizable community park nestled in the middle of the neighborhood or simply strolling along its quiet streets. While it can be considered to be on the “south side” of the city, St. Francis Wood is actually very centralized due to its convenient location near freeways to the South Bay and public transportation to downtown San Francisco. The charming commercial block of shops and restaurants along adjacent West Portal Avenues, positions St. Francis Wood as an ideal location for many San Franciscans to call home.
SOMA is roughly bounded by 12th Street to the west, Market Street to the north, 2nd Street to the east and Townsend Street to the south.