7.2 out of 10

Midtown Terrace

Ranked 49th best neighborhood in San Francisco
37.7507993343553 -122.451682279292
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"A suburban-type neighborhood on a large hill"

Midtown Terrace is not your typical San Francisco neighborhood. What’s great about this neighborhood is that it lies in the middle of nothing, or in other words, this is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood that is secluded in a hill. Midtown Terrace is basically a suburban-styled neighborhood, in a city setting, lying a grand hill, right next to Twin Peaks. Many of the homes here have a great view. The view isn’t the only thing that is grand, but the houses as well. The houses in Midtown Terrace are separate from one another, like suburban homes, and many of them have two driveways, which is a bit higher up on the class system since two driveways usually points out that the residents have more money usually. There are a good number of things to do in this neighborhood. For one you could head towards the highest point of Twins Peak and look down onto the surrounding neighborhoods for an even better view than the ones provided in Midtown Terrace. There is also the Sutro Tower that lies at a high point in Midtown Terrace. If you can find a home in Midtown Terrace to live in, you would most definitely enjoy it as it is a great neighborhood to raise a family and such.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"Quiet neighborhood with great views."

Midtown Terrace is a quiet neighborhood that feels like you are in the suburbs, but still in the city. The homes are well kept. You won't find grafitti here. Driving into the district from Clarendon and onto Dellbrook, one would think they were enterning an enchanted forest. The lush green Eucalyptus and ivy is overwhelming.

Midtown Terrace is home of Sutro Tower, Laguna Honda Hospital, and has one of two main access roads to Twin Peaks.

The community is large and not as well-defined as most districts in San Francisco, but it is definately worth the visit and I have heard from locals, a great place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"Views, Views and more Views"

The staggered houses allow glimpses of the city as you drive around this hilly part of town. You're sure to enjoy a view of something gorgeous, as long as it isn't a foggy day.

I have a friend who lives up on the hill there and her house has several decks on it -- not uncommon in this area. One day a group of girlfriends and I played dress-up and converged on her deck in prom gowns. Then we had a fun filled photo shoot enjoying the view of the city as we did so.

If you're driving stick, be sure you know how to shift in this part of the city!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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Best Streets in Midtown Terrace

"Quiet Ride to the Top"
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Panorama Dr

"Panorama Drive "
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Dawnview Way

"Near Twin Peaks"
37.7479407818807 -122.446655999525
"Great for traveling but it is not much housing available. "
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Unranked Streets in Midtown Terrace

Woodside Ave

"Used for transportation a lot"
37.7467786487191 -122.458050743136

Olympia Way

"Near great facilities"
37.7513707872201 -122.455581829323

Cityview Way

"A view of the city"
37.7488337260604 -122.450887533321

Glenview Dr

"A slight suburban vibe"
37.7483494054592 -122.44673154609

Longview Ct

"Great view, little hassle"
37.7482266693198 -122.450829825479
"A lot of trees"
37.7568216976415 -122.44897669786

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