Al Clifford & Maria Morgan Present:
Elegant West Portal Family Home - $1,195,000
Extensive renovation in 2006 including
- New systems – roof, windows, electrical, plumbing, furnace & water heater
- Gourmet kitchen with granite & stainless appliances
- Master suite with spacious walk-in closet and master bathroom
- Landscaped rear deck and garden
- Walking distance to West Portal & Muni
- Easy access to freeway for Peninsula commute
- Two car side by side parking
- Fully detached on charming quiet street
West Portal is a neighborhood lost in time. Originally developed as a suburb of San Francisco's downtown, West Portal's building boom began in the 1920s with the opening of the trolley tunnel under Twin Peaks. Residential housing along the hilly, wooded streets is made up predominately of single-family detached homes with small yards.
The shopping district is compact and comprised mainly of Mom and Pop stores, neighborhood taverns, and family-style restaurants sporting irony-free Formica countertops. There's family-friendly 50s feel to the neighborhood, long a favorite with San Francisco's firefighters, police, and teachers, as well as the owners of those Mom and Pop operations.
Many of these businesses have operated in West Portal for generations, and consequently the neighborhood has a stable feel. Eezy Freezy Market and the Empire Theater have been doing business for decades. And newcomers like Ambassador Toys, with their handpicked selection of toys from around the world, and Cafe For All Seasons, do a great job of fitting into the street scene.
Catching a MUNI Metro from West Portal is never a problem. No fewer than four trolleys (K, L ,M, and T) trundle out of the West Portal tunnel at the foot of Twin Peaks, connecting this neighborhood to San Francisco's Market Street and downtown.