Monterey Heights

Monterey Heights

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About Monterey Heights

Monterey Heights, also known as Twin Peaks West, is nestled in the hills of southern San Francisco and is one of the most upscale neighborhoods in the city. It is home to a number of historic sub neighborhoods such as St. Francis Wood, Forrest Hill, and Balboa Terrace. It is mostly a residential area with a few five-star restaurants and quaint cafes, and most of the shops and restaurants are located along the community's edges.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $1,648,890 to $2,348,000

Closed Prices: $703,000 to $6,650,000

Median Sale Price: $2,169,440

Average $ per sq ft: $920

Association Fee Ranges: $27 to $100, $446 to $798.72/mo, $0 to $5758

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1914 to 2017

Sq. Ft.: 718 to 5454 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 8 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 3 acres

Getting Around Monterey Heights

Around Monterey Heights

Though the stretch of houses that line the neighborhood follow the traditional San Francisco model of housing, you can still see the modern influence or residential homes growing. The southern half of Monterey Heights, near St. Elmo Way has newer homes occupied mostly by first-time homeowners, young couples, and single professionals. The closer you are to San Andreas, you will also find more families with children and older residents who have lived in neighborhood for years.

The neighborhood consists mostly of residential homes instead of retail shops and restaurants. Dining options are limited and may be difficult to find in the neighborhood. There are a few options in the surrounding area near Portola Drive, which is a popular street with restaurant, as well as a couple of shopping centers. Going south to Ocean Avenue you can also find fantastic Asian and Mexican cusine.

Monterey Heights feels like a quaint suburban neighborhood with modern city living. You'll see a big mix of both families with children and singles throughout the area. The most family-friendly places are located on the southern half of Monterey Heights, while the northern tip is quickly becoming a hotspot for young professionals and singles buying their first homes.

As far as a nightlife scene goes, it is all but absent in Monterey Heights. The few business in the neighborhood close quite early and are usually more sit down eateries than bars. If you're looking for a more vibrant bar and party scene, you'll have to stray just a bit north of the neighborhood to Forrest Hill.

Jogging, walking dogs, and playing outdoors are just some of the things locals do on a Sunday in Monterey Heights. You'll see people walking along the hills that wind in and out of the neighborhood as their morning workout routine. You can also check out the gorgeous views of the Sunset District on one of the benches that dot the peaks of the hill.

Locals Love

  • Safe and quiet
  • Playgrounds and parks
  • Little traffic

Locals Don't Love

  • Not renter friendly
  • No night life
  • Expensive dining options

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