St. Francis Wood

St. Francis Wood

Long one of San Francisco’s most affluent neighborhoods, the charming enclave of St. Francis Wood still benefits from the efforts of the city planners, architects and landscapers who set out to create one of the country’s first true residential parks back in 1912. Inspired by the ideals of the City Beautiful movement, spearheaded by famed architect Daniel Burnham, homes in St. Francis Wood are still coveted for their views, harmony with the surrounding environment and classical designs. In fact, at the time it opened to home buyers, this neighborhood boasted the highest concentration of residences designed by prominent architects of the era — such as Julia Morgan and supervising architect John Galen Howard — in all of San Francisco. By emphasizing beauty in the surrounding landscape and a sense of serenity in the curvilinear street plan, those early planners set the bar high for urban living. Today, landscape maintenance for the towering eucalyptus trees, lush greenbelts and gorgeous fountain and terraced plaza is managed by the very active homeowner’s association. When it comes to pride of ownership, St. Francis Wood dwellers are in a class by themselves. Community standards set over a century ago dictated not only such quality of life issues as where one could park a horse, but also established a ban on businesses that continues today. Fortunately, the bustling West Portal neighborhood is just a few blocks north. Walk down this charming avenue and you’ll feel you’ve gone back in time, only to find all of today’s conveniences. A Muni line runs right through West Portal to zip commuters downtown.
Zip Code(s): 94127

St. Francis Wood

Featured Listings



The Wiley Team provides all of the expertise, resources, and relationships necessary to help you succeed in our highly competitive marketplace. Buying a new home is a financial and emotional journey that requires life-changing decisions and we will help make this process easier for you. Experience pays dividends in our market and the San Francisco Real Estate Group delivers with patience and proven performance.



Choosing to sell your home is exciting and a very important decision. We live in one of the most sought after and complicated real estate markets in the country. We are experienced in the current San Francisco market and can help. With careful planning, attention to detail and consistent follow through, we will be your advocate and excel at obtaining the maximum sales price and best terms when it comes to the sale of your home.


Explore SF! One of the wonderful aspects about living in San Francisco is having a choice of so many distinct districts and neighborhoods. Each area has something different to offer in terms of culture, sports, shopping, schools, architecture, landmarks, etc. Explore the districts and discover the amazing spirit of the City!

Tucked between prosperous Pacific Heights and the trendy Marina, Cow Hollow is an oddly monikered but charming slice of San Francisco.
Scroll to Top