Balboa Terrace

76 walk score
75 transit score
72 bike score
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Easy access to Highway 280 and 19th Avenue and a Muni Metro line serving downtown make Balboa Terrace an ideal neighborhood for those who seek the feel of a suburban escape while still living in the city. A peaceful air reigns over the Spanish Mediterranean homes with their beautifully landscaped lawns. Mornings find commuters making their way to the Muni, only around three blocks from any Balboa Terrace home, greeting joggers and strollers enjoying the area. The neighborhood is well-served by its proximity to the West Portal commercial area. Walk down this charming avenue and you’ll feel you’ve gone back in time, only to find all of today’s conveniences including groceries, quirky gift shops, and even a historic first-run movie theater. Dining options leave nothing to be desired. For a quiet escape, neighbors stroll the charming green belts that divide the neighborhood, admiring the stately homes. Many residents have lived here for many years and there is much pride of ownership; an opportunity to become a part of this little community is rare and very special indeed.