San Francisco is a unique city in the world, consisting of neighborhoods that hug the hills, nestle in the valleys, ride along the bay or march in stately progression to the Pacific Ocean. Whether a person prefers the small town feel of Stonestown, the quiet elegance of Forest Hill or the youthful edge of the South of Market area, San Francisco offers a variety of atmospheres and even micro climates.
The Stonestown neighborhood is a small southwestern neighborhood of San Francisco that is close to the Pacific Ocean. It lies to the east of Lake Merced and west of 19th Avenue. Brotherhood Avenue is to the south, and Eucalyptus Drive is to the north. The neighborhood is centered between the Lakeside, Parkside, and Park Merced neighborhoods.
The regional Stonestown Galleria shopping center and the California State University at San Francisco are central to the neighborhood. Since the neighborhood has high rise apartment complexes for the college population, Stonestown is much like a quiet college town. Stonestown is in the 94132 zip code.
Stonestown enjoys San Francisco’s well developed light rail system with four stations in the neighborhood. The major West Portal station is to the northeast.
With over 130 retail stores, the Stonestown Galleria is one of the few shopping malls in the city and has drawn shoppers since the 1950s. The Stonestown neighborhood boasts several of the city’s finest markets, including Trader Joe’s, Andronico’s, Safeway, Lucky’s, and the Parkside Farmer’s market.
Lakeshore Alternative Elementary School, Lowell High School, and Mercy High School are within a short drive or walk.
The San Francisco Zoo, Lake Merced Park, Ocean Beach, and Fort Funston Park are all within a short drive or walk to the West. The Sierra ski and recreation country are about four hours to the east on Interstate 80.