Parkside is commonly referred to as a part of “the Sunset,” but there is a definite difference in character. Located in the southwest portion of San Francisco, Parkside’s often up-sloping topography makes for some fantastic views. There is a somewhat suburban feel on streets like Escolta Way, with detached homes and charming, though small, front yards. The Sunset Reservoir is something of a surprise in San Francisco’s urban environment: eight square blocks in the middle of the neighborhood adjacent to Abraham Lincoln High School. The top of the reservoir is home to California’s largest photovoltaic system. Inner Parkside (to the east) is a delightful gem with beautifully maintained homes and landscaping. Nearby, the West Portal neighborhood offers great boutique shopping, restaurants and coffee shops. Outer Parkside (to the west) has quaint homes built in the 1930s and 1940s, many developed by Henry Doelger. They are generally one story over garage, many of which have been configured to provide an in-law unit. The Parkside neighborhoods offer an interesting mix of families, retirees and students from SF State. The Stonestown Galleria mall is just minutes away.