Despite its central location, Silver Terrace is fairly detached from the rest of the city. Perched above the Bayview, the neighborhood is bordered on most sides by industrial parks and freeways. Silver Terrace is primarily made up of single-family homes, although the original layout was mostly made of two-bedroom homes above garage level. Over the years, many residents added on to their homes to make larger properties.
Silver Terrace doesn’t have any major commercial areas. However, residents enjoy small restaurants and storefronts, and they can easily travel to the Bernal Heights neighborhood to fulfill other shopping needs. The neighborhood is also popular because it borders a City College of San Francisco campus, which is found along Newcomb Avenue. If you’re looking for a suburban, residential neighborhood, Silver Terrace has a lot to offer.