Harmony, beauty, and nature coalesce in this tony San Francisco hamlet

Welcome to Lake Shore


Situated in the southwestern section of San Francisco rests Lake Shore, three verdant, high-end residential districts that personify the sophistication of “old San Francisco.” St. Francis Wood, for one, was first established in 1912 as part of San Francisco's “City Beautiful” project, which was crafted to create a haven characterized by wide, tree-lined, curvilinear streets, stunning architectural wonders, and impeccable parks that cater only to its exclusive residents.

The region’s luxurious atmosphere persists today. These prestigious neighborhoods brim with sprawling, eye-catching estates cloaked in lush greenery, from Edwardian jewels and Italian villas to French chateaus and stone masterpieces. Each of the luxury estates here offers its well-heeled residents supreme privacy and seclusion.


What to Love


  • Fashionable, serene, and affluent
  • Effortless access to downtown San Francisco
  • Abounding with lovely parks and pristine open spaces
  • Flourishing with several of the most remarkable estates in California
  • Gorgeous, sweeping views


Local Lifestyle


St. Francis Wood, Forest Hill, and Lakeshore offer their residents a genuinely unparalleled quality of life. These neighborhoods attract a wide range of well-to-do professionals, entrepreneurs, and retirees who take immense pride in the distinction of their area. The parks scattered around this coveted region are frequently filled with families at play and couples out for a stroll. Overall, this enclave boasts an upscale and inviting feel and a strong community vibe.


Dining, Shopping & Entertainment


San Francisco has a radiant reputation for its electrifying culinary scene, and residents of this region aren’t far from hundreds of fabulous restaurants. Nopa is a community favorite. This warm, welcoming, and luminous space is spread out across two floors and offers fantastic libations and plates built around the freshest seasonal ingredients. While the menu here changes daily, you may have the chance to dine on wood-fired dishes like warm goat cheese with kumquat marmalade and olive oil crostini, cumin-roasted carrots with Medjool dates and pecans, and vegetable tagine with Meyer lemon yogurt.


Zazie is arguably one of the most popular brunch spots in the city, particularly if you have a pup and would like to linger over your French-inspired meal outside. Pierre Noir Benedict, French toast packed with bananas and walnuts, and ginger pancakes are just a few of the selections you’ll find on this adorable venue’s menu. And when you’re in the mood for drinks with friends? Head to The Sherwood SF Cocktails & Lounge, an iconic hotspot well-known for its artisan cocktails, like the Plum Rum, which is made with, yes, plum shrub and Amaro. 


Residents of St. Francis Wood, Forest Hill, and Lakeshore are also only a short commute away from San Francisco's awe-inducing shopping, such as the luxe boutiques and grand department stores that line the ever-buzzy Union Square.


Things to Do


San Francisco thrives with excellent activities. To feel simultaneously delighted and inspired, residents often elect to visit the San Francisco Botanical Garden, which features 55 acres exploding with blooms and an enthralling collection of magnolias. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art showcases works by some of the greatest fine artists in a sleek, chic setting.


When residents are keen on escaping the city for a day, they have dozens upon dozens of options at their fingertips, such as hiking in the enchanting Muir Woods National Monument or taking their children to the Bay Area Discovery Museum just across the scenic Golden Gate Bridge. 




School-aged children in these neighborhoods are educated under the San Francisco Unified School District and may have access to top-performing institutions like:



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Overview for Lakeshore, CA

4,817 people live in Lakeshore, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $63,860. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Lakeshore, CA

Lakeshore has 1,954 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lakeshore do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,817 people call Lakeshore home. The population density is 9,412.662 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.86 / 48.16%

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Schools in Lakeshore, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Lakeshore. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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The Brandeis School Of San Francisco
K - 8th
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St Thomas More Elementary School
PreK - 8th
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