West Portal

San Francisco, California Homes for Sale

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About West Portal

The West Portal neighborhood is one of the most affluent and wealthy neighborhoods in San Francisco. This area is known for its gaze worthy massive modern homes and exclusive residential circles. The architecture and luxury will stop you in your tracks as you walk or drive along Portola Drive. There's a major retail mall in this neighborhood as well as endless options for dining, drinking, and shopping along West Portal Avenue that draws a crowd daily.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $1,595,000 to $3,795,000

Closed Prices: $879,000 to $4,250,000

Median Sale Price: $2,227,500

Average $ per sq ft: $961

Association Fee Ranges: $769.32 to $821.2/mo, $0 to $805

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

Age: 1913 to 1979

Sq. Ft.: 1913 to 1979 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 6 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 3 acres

Around West Portal

The West Portal area is an exclusive residential neighborhood where you'll see many luxurious and grand homes. This neighborhood consists of wealthy professionals looking to invest in lucrative architecture in the city. Along Portola Drive, you'll see mansion-quality homes perfect for large families. Young professionals and smaller families can find smaller, modern single-family homes along Wawona Street as well.

The Forest Hill/West Portal neighborhood has plenty of dining options. On West Portal Avenue you will find a plethora of casual dining restaurants that serve Mexican, Italian, and Peruvian cuisines. On Dewey Boulevard you will also find local favorites like French cuisine or an intimate sushi bar. You can even find American favorites, coffee shops, and popular chain restaurants along West Portal as well.

In West Portal you can expect to see lots of lavish homes and opulent areas. Luxury cars will be parked in front of pristine landscaped lawns and immaculate homes. There is more vehicle traffic than foot traffic in this area as well. This neighborhood is full business professionals, wealthy families, young professionals. The shopping and dining offered in this neighborhood also attracts locals from nearby neighborhoods that are out exploring West Portal. You'll also see young students throughout the neighborhood because of the three local high schools.

Spend a Friday night on West Portal Avenue and check out an Irish pub, a wine bar, or sports bar, which are all within close proximity of each other. There's a charming old-school theater nearby that still appeals to residents in the neighborhood for its retro-vibe. The cozy theater sits right in the middle of the main strip on West Portal Ave near popular food and drink establishments, which make it a great date-night spot.

Spend an afternoon at the mall shopping for high-tech toys or indulging in your sweet tooth for some froyo and ice cream at the food court. You can head over to the neighborhood grocery store for getting all of your organic needs. Take a stroll along Portola Drive and enjoy beautiful architectural views of the homes and fawn over luxurious properties that line the tree-lined street.

Locals Love

  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Kid-friendly

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Expensive homes

Neighborhood Reviews

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Scott B
We raised a family in the home we purchased near Saint Cecilia in 1996 which we paid off recently. Very walkable, convenient to shopping, public transportation and family friendly for a congested city like San Francisco. We wouldn’t mind moving to a larger home in the neighborhood but cannot afford it now. So for us our first home purchase will likely be our last.
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