With its winding streets and eclectic mix of well-maintained homes, Crocker Amazon is a highly desirable neighborhood. Many of the homes in this diverse community are perched on hills overlooking South San Francisco. The community is named after the American railroad executive Charles Crocker, who lived in the 1800s.
Home designs in Crocker Amazon are diverse and include Arts and Crafts, Mediterranean, Victorian and Mid-Century Modern houses, many of which were built in the 1920s. Crocker Amazon encompasses area code 94112. The area is bounded by the intersection of Mission Street and Geneva Avenue to the north, Geneva Avenue and Carter Street to the east, the community of Southern Hills to the south, and Mission Street and Lincoln Park to the west.
The majority of the neighborhood consists of single-family homes, although there are a variety of commercial buildings, including restaurants, hotels, shops, and service establishments.
Of the many appealing aspects of Crocker Amazon is the John McLaren Park which sits outside of the neighborhood to the north. This is San Francisco’s second largest park after Golden Gate. It has four playgrounds, lighted soccer and baseball fields, a golf course, two lakes, a public pool, hiking and jogging trails, and is home to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater.
The Crocker Amazon Playground, which lies adjacent to Excelsior and McLaren Park, has a clubhouse, several sports fields and a playground.
To the south of the neighborhood is the San Bruno Mountain State Park. This picturesque park is dominated by the San Bruno Mountain which has a 4-mile ridge. The park provides visitors with hiking trails, spectacular city and San Francisco Bay views, and the opportunity to spot a wide variety of birds and other wildlife, including endangered butterflies.