Miraloma: A Guide to San Francisco Neighborhoods

San Francisco Neighborhoods

Miraloma Park is a small community of homes located at the base of Mount Davidson. It prides itself on being a unique, close-knit neighborhood that’s active in preserving Miraloma’s independent identity. There’s a small commercial area on Portola Drive full of locally owned businesses to service the residents. A low walking score means a car is important to have in this neighborhood to make living here with kids more convenient.

We polled local moms to find out what makes this neighborhood a good fit for their families. Want to get the scoop directly from the experts? Join our Miraloma Neighborhood Group or reach out to a realtor at Neighborhoods.com.

Why Moms Love It 

This is a quiet neighborhood full of long-time residents watching out for each other, which gives it a safe, community feel.  

Local Family Favorites 

Miraloma Playground

You’ll find basketball and tennis courts, and a wide grassy lawn where you can toss a Frisbee or run around with your pooch. Little ones will enjoy the playground and sandpit, along with afterschool and Tiny Tots programs at the spacious Rec Center.

West Portal Avenue

The kid-friendly shops and restaurants along West Portal Avenue will be your go-to spot for errands and activities.

Childcare and Schools

Here’s the thing about childcare and schooling: Your personal situation will determine the right fit for you, and, while there are options in this neighborhood, your best bet is to check out Winnie.com for an interactive map and comprehensive list of daycares and preschools across the city.  

Likewise, for K-12 schools, we can’t tell you whether the schools here are “good” or not because a good school is based on so many other factors besides test scores. Check out our Tips for Moving to San Francisco with Kids for more help navigating childcare and schooling and a local mom’s take on raising a family in San Francisco.

Learn More 

To get an even better feel for what it’s like to live here, scan our list of 100+ kid-friendly restaurants in the city, find the nearest branch of the public library, and check out the area’s trick-or-treating hotspots.
Visit Neighborhoods.com for photos and more helpful details on Miraloma and nearby neighborhoods, including an up-to-date listing of properties for sale.

Neighborhoods.com is a full service brokerage and an easy to use online real estate resource that helps people find the perfect home as well as the ideal neighborhood. We believe that the neighborhood you live in is just as important as the home you live in. The people, places, schools and amenities that surround your home have an enormous impact on your quality of life. When you’re looking for a place to live, you aren’t just picking out a house. You are also deciding who your children will play with and who you might become friends with. So while many people search for their dream house, we believe you should look for your dream home. And your neighborhood is a huge part of that dream.

Check out the other areas featured in our San Francisco Neighborhood Guide for Families and learn more about our guide sponsor, Neighborhoods.com.