A relatively quiet neighborhood resides nuzzled in the southwest corner of San Francisco. The area, resembling more of a suburb, consisting mostly of residential housing with garages and yards, shopping centers, schools, and parks, is probably not anyone’s typical idea of a community in the city.
ZIP code 94132, contained in approximately 3.6 square miles with Lake Merced accounting for 0.5 square miles, comprises the surrounding areas of Lakeshore, Parkmerced, Stonestown, and San Francisco State University.
Just north of Daly City along the Pacific Ocean, the district‘s streets bordering San Francisco include Sloat Boulevard, Junipero Serra Boulevard, Holloway Avenue, Orizaba Avenue and Interstate 280.
Aside from the 13 bustling schools, numerous shopping centers, multiple parks and recreation areas, the region is quite relaxed. School semesters help dictate population and activity with SF State’s nearly 25,400 undergraduate population.
In this neighborhood, the essentials are conveniently concentrated together in strip malls and shopping centers, Lakeshore Plaza, Stonestown Galleria, Parkmerced Market, and San Francisco State, all connected by the 18, 28, 29 and M Muni.
According to City-Data, the estimated zip code population in 2010 was nearly 27,300. The estimated median household income in 2010 was approximately $78,000. According to a March 2012 cost of living index, this district ranks high for the United States, 156.4 compared to the U.S. average of 100. The median house/condo value in 2010 was approximately $735,000.
Census shows that the neighborhood is predominately Asian, approximately 40.7 percent and Caucasian approximately 39.6 percent. Men account for an estimated 45 percent, while females make up 55 percent of the total population at an average age of about 35-years-old.