Is Mission Terrace in San Francisco a safe neighborhood?The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor. Report
lynnet2 Apr 04, 2017
OMG I have lived here since 2004 and there is no "gang" activity. It is a neighborhood of single family homes, some garage apartments (family members and students in the ones on my block) but no apartment buildings or subsidized housing. SFH sell for $1M to $1.5 for a large one. (corner houses are 2 stories over garages) The worst crime we've had were Balboa High students who broke into a vacant (foreclosure) house during the day and made a mess partying there. This lasted about two afternoons, we had the cops on it. I take the J-Church home from Giants games and feel very safe walking two blocks to my house. I walk my little dog around 11 pm, sometimes just up and down the block but if I feel like it around a few blocks. I only see other dog walkers. Car break-in are far less than Noe Valley or any neighborhood North of us. We just don't have trendy restaurants - mostly ethnic but our dive bars have REAL old men - not hipsters.
I don't think gangs would be the problem. This is an up and coming neighborhood and owners should really pay attention to details of their property. There's too many in-law apartments being rented out and tend to have more people living than it is allowed; which is why it is taking up too many parking spaces around. There ought to be some restrictions from the city in order to avoid this type of overcrowding - like a 2 hour parking limit for non residential; thus, allowing a certain number of vehicles only per household on the street. With Balboa Bart Station, Renovated Balboa Park, SF City College and easy access to freeways and walking distance to most shops; I would say, this is one of the best neighborhood in San Francisco.
My feeling is that Mission Terrace is about average when it comes to safety. It is a safe neighborhood in terms of not getting a lot of traffic, but does possibly have a bit of a gang problem.