Lone Mountain is one of the most scenic and historical neighborhoods in San Francisco. It is bordered by Laurel Heights to the north, Anza Vista to the east, North Panhandle (NOPA) to the south, and Inner Richmond to the west. Also known as University Terrace, the neighborhood boundary lines include Geary Street, Masonic Avenue, Fulton Street and Arguello Boulevard.
This popular upper-middle class neighborhood was subdivided in 1935 by Coldwell Banker, and consists primarily of well-maintained single-family homes (SFH), flats, and multi-unit residential properties. The primary builder in Lone Mountain was Oliver M. Rousseau—of Rousseau & Rousseau—whose fine craftsmanship and elegant architectural design are greatly cherished by homeowners. Prior to the 1935, this peaceful hilltop site was the former location of the Odd Fellows Cemetery and Masonic Cemetery, part of the Big Four. The graves in these cemeteries were moved to Colma by the 1940s.
Lone Mountain is best known for being home to University of San Francisco campus. Other historic neighborhood landmarks include the Columbarium completed in 1898 and the Spanish-Gothic style Lone Mountain College for Women constructed in 1932, featuring a garden stairway called the Lone Mountain Spanish Steps along Turk Street.
Other prominent landmarks include Saint Ignatius Church built in 1914, which can be seen from many different locations in San Francisco, and Angelo J. Rossi Playground and Pool at Arguello Boulevard and Anza Street, which offers neighbors access to public tennis courts, basketball courts, and indoor swimming pool.
- Chris O’Connor, McGuire Real Estate - Marina Office