Southwest San Francisco Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Southwest San Francisco is located on the southwestern edge of the city. This high density, urban population is mostly residential and consists of students, singles, couples, and families. The neighborhood is close to the City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University, and the housing ranges from modest student housing to upscale homes. Affordable housing options include houses, apartments, townhouses and condominiums.
The quiet neighborhoods reflect a suburban feel for its residents. The architecturally interesting homes include well-designed housing from the 1940s and 1950s. Although most houses are the typical two-story homes similar to those in the nearby Sunset District, there are also some modern houses and century-old ranch houses.
What makes Southwest San Francisco so appealing is its location. What was once countryside devoted to horse racing, the roadhouses and farms have disappeared to make way for the development of the last neighborhoods in San Francisco. Southwest San Francisco has the distinction of being bordered by the 700-acre Lake Merced Park and lake, and three golf courses. For residents and tourists, this means easy access to many recreational and leisure-time activities. Lake Merced is a great place for different forms of exercise and recreation, such as walking, golfing, hiking, biking, running, and fishing.
Southwestern San Francisco is close to Highways 1, 35, and 280. MUNI serves the neighborhood as public transportation for commuters, residents, and tourists.
Whether residents and tourists use personal vehicles or public transportation, Southwestern San Francisco is close to the restaurants, bars, shops, and well-known tourist destinations in the city of San Francisco. The neighborhood is minutes northwest from South San Francisco. Directly south are the cities of Daly City, Colma, and Pacifica in San Mateo County.
Besides Lake Merced, Southwestern San Francisco is close to the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Zoo, and Fort Funston.