Forest Hill is a leafy, century-old enclave of large estate homes, manicured lawns and flowering gardens. This exclusive district is known to be private and tranquil with the ambiance of a small town. The area is beautifully landscaped with curving lanes, hills and several examples of noted architect Bernard Maybeck architecture, including the historic clubhouse on Magellan Avenue, built by members on weekends in 1919. Located in the center of the city, Forest Hill is also the only neighborhood in San Francisco that has its own homeowners association.
Beneath its tree-shaded winding streets, the 650 homes of Forest Hill follow the contours of Twin Peaks. The hillside provides spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Stately homes are built in styles ranging from Spanish Mission to California Modern, with French Normandy, English Tudor, and Cotswold Cottage adding a sense of history.
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