6.9 out of 10

Mount Davidson Manor

Ranked 62nd best neighborhood in San Francisco
37.7279482941394 -122.462650218484
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice But a Little Boring"

Not to be confused with Mount Davidson Park just a little ways to the north (which Dirty Harry fans will no doubt remember from the second installation of that classic series), Mount Davidson Manor is, as the name indicates, a high end residential neighborhood. It doesn’t have as much variety as Monterey Heights in terms of architecture but the views are better.

Mount Davidson starts to round the corner to the Twin Peaks area and as it does it starts to take on the look of that area of San Francisco. Lots of well kept homes with nice views of the Daly City and southern areas of the SF peninsula. Although not as stunningly beautiful as Saint Francis Wood or Monterey Heights, Mount Davidson is definitely an aesthetically pleasing neighborhood, that if it did not happen to be located next to such stunningly beautiful gems would stand out for its attractiveness.

Real estate prices have a fairly wide range, stretching from $400K and up with many homes in the $900K ballpark. Typically, the farther east you go in the neighborhood the lower the prices. There are some rentals along the main drag, Ocean Avenue, and because of the proximity of City College they are relatively affordable.

The restaurant selection in this section of the city is not quite what it is in other neighborhoods, but you do get a fair number of Chinese and Vietnamese places along Ocean Avenue. Ocean Avenue is also where you can find a yoga place and a 24-hour fitness, so if you are into working out or staying fit, you can go there. (You could also take athletic classes—like tennis—at nearby City College.)

Overall it is a pretty good place to live, though perhaps a little dull.
Pros
  • Attractive Neighborhood
  • Nice Views
  • Some Restaurants
Cons
  • Not as Nice as Neighbors
  • A Little Boring
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A great little suburban-ish neighborhood"

Mount Davidson Manor is a small little neighborhood that lies in a suburban-setting neighborhood. The homes here are even spread apart and are unique in their own ways. Personally, I find this neighborhood, in terms of housing to be one of the most unique because the style of homes here varies as you move through the neighborhood, some homes have a modern feel to them, yet some have a wooden exterior giving off a forest-like feel.

One thing I find strange about this neighborhoods name, “Mount Davidson Manor” is that it is nowhere near Mount Davidson itself. I’m not sure about the reason behind the name, but it’s too late to change it now isn’t it.

Mount Davidson Manor also lies between two very uniquely shaped neighborhoods. In Ingleside Terrace and Westwood Park are suburban-styled homes in a neighborhood in the circular shape of eggs.

What’s great about living in Mount Davidson Manor is that you’re close to Stonestown Galleria Shopping Center, where you can get great food and go shopping with friends. Seriously though, if you’re this close to Stonestown, you’re leisure time will be made useful with friends there. Mount Davidson Manor is also right next to the Ocean Avenue scene where there are a plethora of Asian cuisine, stores, a 24 Hour Fitness, and several other stores.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Shops and Easy Public Transit Access"

Mount Davidson Manor boasts some great conveniences. On the western part of this district, you'll enjoy Aptos Playground and on the southern edge of this area is Ocean Avenue. Ocean is not ideal for travel by car, but for those who are on a lower budget an enjoy Muni, you're set up for some decent commuting around the city with easy access to the K and relatively quick transfers to the L, M, 9, 36, 43, 49, 54, and 88 lines.

The area is modest and near lots of shops (on Ocean or in the near by West Portal Area, or even by Stonestown) and if you're driving out of the city, you can take 19th north to the Golden Gate and Junipero Serra to 280 South.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Mount Davidson Manor Subject to Controversy"

Mount Davidson Manor is a conservative and well-manicured neighborhood of free standing, single-family, middle income homes - all dating pre World War II. Apartments for rent in Mount Davidson Manor are considered to be some of the best in the city. They are high in demand, and can be hard to come by.

The 103-foot concrete Mt. Davidson cross, dedicated in 1934 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, has been the subject of church vs. state controversy for years. Follow the Mt. Davidson Stairway Walk to explore the forest of eucalyptus, cypress and pines interspersed with a variety of homes, from modest stuccos to elaborate ranch styles. From your vantage points along the stairway walk, you can spot the shops and restaurants of West Portal and the homes on San Bruno Mountain.

Mount Davidson Manor has a great school system and is known as the perfect place to raise a family.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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Best Streets in Mount Davidson Manor

1

Westgate Dr

3/5
"Quiet, suburban like street"
37.7278235486988 -122.46600788766
2

Lakewood Ave

3/5
"Lakewood Avenue: Nice houses"
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3

Manor Dr

3/5
"Manor Drive: A beautiful place"
37.7284823829213 -122.46391906277
4

Upland Dr

2.5/5
"Near a pretty noisy school"
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5

Dorado Ter

2.5/5
"Residential street right that is close to many things."
37.7262650099968 -122.461407570573

Unranked Streets in Mount Davidson Manor

"Pinehurst Way: A peaceful neighborhood"
37.7275347804468 -122.465342733669

Ashton Ave

2.5/5
37.7250905918822 -122.462278664939
"Fairfield Way: A nice neighborhood but with bad roads"
37.7273864300789 -122.463353146317

Kenwood Way

2.5/5
"Kenwood Way: A nice neighborhood"
37.7280568269295 -122.462887450487

Keystone Way

2.5/5
"Keystone Way: Medium sized homes and near a playground"
37.7269478147952 -122.462551792542

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