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  • Childcare 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Schools 5/5

"West Portal - a hidden gem for families"

First off, this review is based on living in West Portal for about 2.5 months. I am married with a 2 year old daughter. So far the experience has been great. We spent a lot of time looking to buy a home in some other popular “family “neighborhoods in San Francisco, but the houses we saw seemed ridiculously over-priced (even by San Francisco standards). I am talking homes well over $1 million that were tiny and/or with ludicrous floorplans (one place had no refrigerator, another had a shower... Full review
  • Quick downtown commute on Muni
  • Easy walk to anything you want
  • Friendly peaceful village feel
  • Quiet at night (other than a couple bars)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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