Sea Cliff is an immaculate residential enclave with manicured lawns and impressive gardens. Most of the houses were built between 1920 and 1929 in the Mediterranean style. Visible between the single family, freestanding homes are slices of the dramatic panorama of the Golden Gate and the Marin headlands. Sea Cliff is the only SF neighborhood that touches the Ocean. Nestled below the dramatic seaside homes is China Beach, named after the fishing shacks that once huddled here, and Baker Beach. If you like green open space there is Lands End, which is part of the Golden Gate National Park, directly to the west of Sea Cliff.
Nestled south of the Presidio and east of Sea Cliff is the neighborhood of Lake. Mostly Edwardian homes and apartments line the streets of this quaint neighborhood that provides easy access to Presidio Golf Course and has very ample parking.
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