Walking through Mission Terrace during the first couple of weeks in February, you may have noticed pieces of the sidewalk missing, with signs up saying "FRIENDS OF THE URBAN FOREST." (aka "FUF.")
FUF is an amazing San Francisco p501(c)(3) which helps individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. This "green infrastructure" improves our city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Since 1981, FUF has brought communities together to plant more than 60,000 trees, totaling almost half of the city's street tree canopy.
On February 9th through the 11th, in partnership with Mission Terrace residents and Friends of the Urban Forest, more than 50 trees were planted in our neighborhood!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this event. Can't wait to see what it'll look like in 10 years! If you are interested in having a tree planted of a sidewalk garden installed in front of your house, reach out to FUF. It's easy and affordable!
On 01/15/2019, Redfin name Mission Terrace in San Francisco, as the 3rd hottest neighborhoods in the US for 2019.
Of course those of us who have been lucky enough to live here, understand that the value of our neighborhood goes far beyond the price of houses here. Between our annual Pasta Dinner in the Alley, our Halloween block parties, Spread Some Love projects, Garden Tours, and all-around neighborliness (the likes of which this writer has not experienced in any other SF neighborhood), it' no wonder that people are starting to realize how great it is to live here!
FROM THE ARTICLE:
Mission Terrace, San Francisco, CAMedian sale price: $1,260,000
Median sale price for metro area: $1,340,000
Average sale-to-list price ratio: 116.5%
Percent of homes that sold above list price: 81.8%
“Mission Terrace is composed of picturesque homes, flat lots and quiet streets. It has plenty of commuter options and it’s close to several big grocery stores,” said Redfin agent Carlos Barrientos. “It’s become more desirable in the last year for a very simple reason: improvements to Balboa Park, an adjacent city park.”
The votes are in and Nextdoor has published their "Neighborhood Favorites" list. (full list here) So without further ado, here are the winners for Mission Terrace.:
10/28/2017 - CORRECTION: Roxie's has been here since 1975 (far longer than the 20 years that was originally stated in this post.
On the corner of San Jose and Santa Ynez, is a corner store and deli best known by locals as "Roxie's." Once you pass through the doors, your typical corner store items (food, beverages, household necessities) are packed in tight. There is minimal room to maneurver through the two aisles, as the place is also packed with people lining up for their popular sandwiches.
If you are in the mood for a large, yummy, and good ol' fashioned sandwich, come on by, and be prepared to wait as there is always a line. But it is worth it. Try the pastrami on dutch crunch, tri-tip, or Meatloaf Mafia. As one Yelper put it "Seriously, these things are effin' huge and a regular could feed two people and a supreme could feed a village and have enough leftovers for your dog. This place is local and legit."
In the neighborhood since 1975, Roxie Food Market has become an institution whose contributions go beyond filling our bellies with tasty food. They also serve a healthy does of generosity by sponsoring local Little League teams, several sports teams at Balboa High School & nearby City College, donating treats for annual celebrations such as the Easter Egg hunt, 4th of July picnic, Thanksgiving dinners, and countless other neighborhood activities.
Some articles about this neighborhood institution:
Sunday, May 7th, 2017 your Mission Terrace neighbors opened their gardens for the first annual Mission Terrace Garden Tour.
We've got a whole lot of green thumbs in our hood; urban homesteads, drought-tolerant landscapes, glass-filled pathways, labyrinths, succulents, and blooms galore. There was something for everyone, and it was a fantastic way to spend a warm day and get to meet more of the neighbors.
Looking forward to next year's tour!
"...they never stopped fighting or believing. Now they're state champions."
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