The neighborhood features mid-century modern homes arranged in rows on terraced streets, surrounded by greenbelts, forests, reservoirs, and open space.
The land occupied by Midtown Terrace (approximately 150 acres) was once part of Rancho San Miguel, a large 4,400-acre parcel originally granted in 1846 to Don Jose de Jesus Noe, the first mayor of Yerba Buena (the pre-cursor to San Francisco). The land then changed hands several times, with ownership eventually being acquired by Adolph Sutro, a prominent engineer and developer and San Francisco's mayor from 1894 to 1896. To transform its "bleak" appearance, Sutro had eucalyptus trees planted on a significant portion of his property, which eventually became Sutro Forest. After Sutro's death in 1898, family squabbles and legal battles ensued over the land. His heirs eventually sold the area to developers and the various West of Twin Peaks neighborhoods began to take shape, being built on the "City Beautiful" concept of landscaped residential parks featuring detached single family homes.
The location of Midtown Terrace in the center of Downtown San Francisco provides homeowners with convenient access to a variety of attractions. It is, in fact, situated on the western slopes of Twin Peaks, making it ideal for visitors seeking convenient access to hiking, bicycling, and breathtaking vistas.
Midtown Terrace has a population of 3,071 people, with 58 percent males and 41 percent females with a median age of 52. Households with children make up 20% of the population, followed by single-female families (17%), single-male families (28%), and couples (54%). In Midtown Terrace, the average household size is 2.43, and the average family size is 2.93.
Midtown Terrace has good public transportation and does not have many bike lanes. Midtown Terrace is the 106th most walkable neighborhood in San Francisco with a Walk Score of 49. Although the Forest Hills Muni stop is within walking distance (depending on how you define walking distance), inhabitants of Midtown Terrace are largely reliant on automobiles (it was built beginning in the 1950s, after all). The good news is that garages are found in practically every home. The bad news is that you'll be pulling into and out of that garage rather frequently!
Many young professionals and retirees live in Midtown Terrace and residents tend to be liberal. Midtown and Museum Park have gentrified dramatically in recent decades, yet some sociopolitically peripheral urban programming survives around their highway boundaries. Midtown Terrace Suites, an inexpensive housing project for homeless veterans, is one example. Examining the situation of Midtown Terrace Suites is a contemporary case study on the social, economic, and political dynamics that drive growth on the fringes of Houston's freeways.
Midtown Terrace is one of San Francisco's newest neighborhoods, and its main features and convenient location allow it to serve as both a residential paradise and an outdoor refuge. Midtown Terrace offers a distinct country living feel with easy access to the entire city; it's a true greenbelt surrounded by forests, reservoirs, and shared open spaces. Its lovely natural surroundings, as well as the absence of any commercial businesses, have contributed to its under-the-radar presence in San Francisco.
Midtown Terrace's public schools are above average. There is an afterschool program at Midtown Terrace. This program offers an opportunity for students in grades K-5 to build lifelong recreation and leisure skills in a secure and loving setting. Participants will receive homework help, be exposed to an atmosphere that promotes literacy, communication, and empowerment skills, as well as participates in sports, group games, arts and culture, community exploration, and seasonal special events. All employees and volunteers are subjected to background checks and safety training.
Residents of Midtown Terrace in San Francisco earn a median household income of $150,258 and a median individual income of $81,039. It's primarily a residential community having a suburban vibe to it. Midtown Terrace was developed as a planned community in the 1950s, and it offers a lot more space than other areas of the city. There are houses, a fire station, a school, and a church. In a nutshell, that's Midtown Terrace.
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