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What Locals Say
- 1y ago
"It's simply beautiful. Some people call this the "suburb in the city". We moved there 13 years ago and are loving it."
- 1y ago
"We’ve lived here for almost a year, it’s a nice quiet upscale family neighborhood, every house has its own design and character, front yards are cared super nice, neighbors are friendly and helpful, walking distance to parks, playgrounds, West Portal restaurants, library, shopping, MUNI buses & trains, easy access to 280 & 101. "
- 1y ago
"I’ve lived here for 6 months, I walk in the neighborhood every day, houses and yards are all well maintained, nice and quiet family environments, walking distance to restaurants, shops, banks, post office, library, parks, playgrounds, and metro station and bus stops. This area is purged high in between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific, so most houses have ocean view. Close to Highway 280 & 101."
- 5y ago
"The best thing about living in Monterey Heights is that is so close to downtown San Francisco and the Peninsula, yet so far away. Traffic is easy (no sticker needed), 12 minute walk to downtown west portal and the underground Muni, it is quiet, safe, and all our neighbors look out for each other. We couldn't be happier living here. The ocean views from most homes doesn't hurt either."
- 6y ago
"It is quiet, safe, clean, and you can park with no problem! Everyone in our neighborhood is friendly and keeps an eye out for you."
- 6y ago
"People who live in this neighborhood never move, they live their entire lifetimes here, because of it's beauty, easy of availability to travel to Downtown SF or the Peninsula, a very short distance to public transport, Restaurants, Stores, all Banks, etc. A GEM in this CITY !"
Safety and Crime
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Miraloma Elementary School
- 391 Students
Parent Rating Average
Miraloma is a fabulous school. SFUSD puts handcuffs in so many ways on teachers - they are not allowed to provide differentiated learning, they have virtually zero funds for the classroom, there are almost no funds for non-academic activities (ie/gym, music, art), and the approach to bullying must be "restorative justice" which is ineffective but the school's hands are tied. The teachers here are caring and do the best they can for the students within the constraints of SFUSD, and the PTA does a fantastic job of raising funds to support a full time gym teacher, classroom needs, organic fruits and vegetables for snack, art, music, and more. The PTA community also generates a ton of parent volunteer hours to support those efforts as well. Finally, the new principal is bringing a new method of leadership to the school, which is a sound methodology, not usually found in schools, and so is a little uncomfortable for some.
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