A Hidden Neighborhood that looks and feels like Portola

Thursday, November 1st, 2007 @ 12:27 pm | Neighborhoods, San Francisco, Views of San Francisco

It has always intrigued me how the city of San Francisco had?settled and developed.?Along a rolling countryside, in the late 1800’s and perhaps into the early 1900’s the favorable sunny weather on this leeward side of an eastern slope?was home to farms and?stables.? This easterly hillside is still dotted with some large homes on large lots from that era with the best views of the East and South Bay!

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This “hidden” neighborhood (highlighted in blue) is?named “Portola Extension”, because the homes and the views on these streets are so similar to those to the North that you would think you were in the Portola District of San Francisco.? The Portola District(pronounced by its residents is “Por’-ta-la) is located between Highway 280 to the North and Highway 101 to the East and?Mansell Street to the South and the Western side of Mc Laren Park and back down to Highway 280 to the West.

 

 

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