At just under one square mile, Little Hollywood is one of San Francisco’s smallest neighborhoods, and consequently one of the least well-known neighborhoods, even to locals....
This compact sliver of San Francisco lies on the southern border of the city, accompanied by Candlestick Point to its east, Bayview Heights to its north, and the expansive Visitacion Valley to its west (which it was once a part of).
This newly-defined neighborhood was rightfully named to reflect the large amount of silent film stars who were once residents here, including early movie starlet Mae West. The architectural movement that formed the neighborhood in the 1920s and 1930s also influenced the name. The homes built here during this time resembled those in the Hollywood Hills of Southern California.
This pie-shaped neighborhood sheltered from the world at the edge of the city is indeed a small town in itself, and a diamond in the rough. It is a place where neighbors all know one another and enjoy each other’s company while living in a tranquil San Francisco locale.
Today, Little Hollywood is a peaceful enclave that offers a calm respite for residents, yet offers easy access to tech centers both in San Francisco and the Peninsula with convenient proximity to the 101 freeway, Caltrain and other public transportation lines.
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