ST. FRANCIS WOOD
Perhaps the most low-key of all upper class San Francisco neighborhoods, the enclave known as St. Francis Wood, located in the southwestern part of the city, is home to just over 1,000 residents. Resting comfortably on the western face of San Francisco’s highest peak, Mount Davidson, its privileged population boasts a median household income of over $200,000. Development began here in 1914, was curtailed by the outbreak of World War I, and then resumed in earnest around 1925. Today, the St. Francis Homes Association remains a strong voice for preserving and maintaining the enclave.