The second highest point in San Francisco, Twin Peaks offers the best views of the city. On a foggy night, watching the lights of the city below, and listening to the mournful toll of the fog horns, it’s easy to believe you are standing on the bow of a ship in the middle of the ocean, though you are nearly at the geographic center of San Francisco.
In between, on the slopes of Twin Peaks, the quiet, curving streets lead to homes offering unobstructed views of the city below. The neighborhood is largely residential, with single-family homes making up the bulk of the available housing. Victorians at the foot of the slopes give rise to midcentury, modern showplace homes toward the top of Twin Peaks.