District 4: Twin Peaks West


The hilly "west of Twin Peaks" District offers interesting architectural diversity. Homes generally are less pricey in the flatter area, and pricier in the hills - with Forest Hill and St. Francis Wood at the top of the list. Neighborhood shopping is found on West Portal Ave. and along Ocean Ave.

Neighborhoods (Subdistricts)

Neighborhood W2C Terrain
a Balboa Terrace
b Diamond Heights
c Forest Hill
d Forest Knolls
e Ingleside Terrace
f Midtown Terrace
g St. Francis Wood
h Miraloma Park
j Forest Hill Extension
k Sherwood Forest
m Monterey Heights
n Mount Davidson Manor
p Westwood Highlands
r Westwood Park
s Sunnyside
t West Portal


 Fog Zone


Gardening in District 4

Veggies & Edibles that grow well in all areas     

  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bean, Fava
  • Bean, Scarlet Runner*
  • Beet
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chayote Squash
  • Chervil
  • Cilantro
  • Florence Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Greens (mustard, Chard, Collards, Kale, Etc)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Parsnip
  • Pea (Snap & Snow Peas)
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin*
  • Radicchio
  • Radish
  • Salsify
  • Spinach
  • Spinach, New Zealand
  • Squash, Summer*
  • Squash, Winter*
  • Sunchoke*
  • Sunflower* (Bird Habitat Friendly)
  • Turnip
  • Watercress



Cut Flowers Suitable for San Francisco
Herbs Suitable for San Francisco
Drought Resistant Plants
* Grows well in warm season (April to October)




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