The Lake Street district is a long narrow strip of homes along the southern edge of the Presidio, north of the Central and Inner Richmond.
Lake Street is a quiet and affluent neighborhood that is just a little more affordable than either Presidio Heights or Sea Cliff, which border this area to the east and west respectively.
The housing stock is a mixture of property types including single family homes, condos, TICs and duplexes. However, the largest category is single family homes, which were 35% of unit sales in the last year.
While 46% of sales were condos and 8% were TICs, most of these properties are in smaller-format buildings with four units or less.
The Lake Street district is divided into two nearly equal halves by Park Presidio Boulevard, which is a major artery that connects to the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway 101. The eastern half enjoys direct access to Mountain Lake Park, which is a wonderful but little-known city park that is contiguous with the Presidio.
There are many shops and restaurants along Clement Street in the eastern half of the Lake Street district and also all along Geary Street, on both sides of the neighborhood. These are within a short walk from Lake. The section along Clement Street has a very pronounced Asian character from 12th to 4th Avenue and then becomes more “Gringo” between 4th and Arguello.
Major bus service along both California and Geary provides excellent mass transit to the downtown financial district and many other parts of the city.
San Francisco can be highly affected by fog from the Pacific Ocean. This mostly happens, off and on, during the summer months. Some summers are worse than others and most of the city still enjoys a large number of sunny days throughout the year.
Lake Street is very close to the Pacific Ocean and can be quite foggy from time to time. The high bluffs along Land’s End, Sea Cliff and the western edge of the Presidio will sometimes hold the fog back. However, the low lying areas of the Outer Richmond and Outer Sunset are an open door to the powerful draw of air from the hot central valley that pulls the marine layer in from the ocean.