With over 600 restored and intact bungalow homes built in the 1920s and 1930s, Westwood Park is a wealthy neighborhood in southwestern San Francisco. When the community was first built, it was advertised as “a model home community for the family of average means.” However, it is a very affluent community today.
Phelan Avenue marks the easternmost point of the Westwood Park neighborhood, while Faxon Avenue serves as its western border. Monterey Boulevard borders the neighborhood to the north, and Ocean Avenue serves as its southern border.
The Westwood Park Association consists of the neighborhood homeowners, and it works to preserve the history of the community and keep the resident’s safe and protect their interests. The neighborhood is also featured in Jacquie Proctor’s book, “San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks.”
Affluent families are many of the neighborhood homeowners. A private prep school within walking distance of the neighborhood is Archbishop Riordan. Other nice schools in proximity to the neighborhood include Lick-Wilmerding, Stratford School, Seventh Day Adventist Elementary School, Aptos Middle School, Sunnyside Elementary School, and St. Finn Barr Catholic School.
Since the neighborhood is within walking distance of the City College of San Francisco, some college students are residents here as well. Yet, it is a bit pricey for the average student of City College. San Francisco State University is only a mile to the west of Westwood Park.
Educational and cultural opportunities don’t end with the area schools. The Treganza Anthropology Museum is only a mile west of the center of Westwood Park. The Randall Museum is less than three miles north, while the Museum of Craft and Design is approximately three miles northeast. The Mission Cultural Center, which is also three miles northeast of Westwood Park, serves many community needs as well.