Family-Friendly Fun at Parkmerced

Life at Parkmerced is a great fit for all types of lifestyles with extensive accommodations and an excellent location in San Francisco. For decades, our community has been a desirable offering for families of various sizes, and we really take pride in presenting Parkmerced as a family-friendly environment.

Our apartment options really guide the way you want to live at Parkmerced, with townhouses with private patios and gardens to high-rise towers offering great views of the city. Let’s break down our favorite things about San Francisco and our location that make our community the place for your family.


Great Schools Near Parkmerced

We understand the importance of a great school system, and we have some of the best in the city right near us. From elementary school to high schools, you can make Parkmerced your home and be close to them all. We even have our own Montessori Children’s Center located in the heart of our community.

Elementary Schools:

  • Commodore Sloat School

  • Jose Ortega Elementary School

  • Sheridan Elementary School

Middle Schools:

  • Aptos Middle School

  • Brandeis School of San Francisco

  • Stratford School (elementary – middle)

High Schools:

  • Mercy High School

  • Lowell High School


Shopping Destinations Fit for Families

It’s no surprise to know that we are mere minutes from some of the best shopping areas in San Francisco. One of our favorites is the Stonestown Galleria, which features great shopping, dining, movies, and events – including pictures with Santa during the holidays!

The nearby West Portal neighborhood also offers a highly walk-able area for boutiques, toy stores, and bookstores that is a great place to take the family after stopping by the local Starbucks for coffee.

Another fantastic shopping destination near Parkmerced is the Westlake Shopping Center located at John Daly Blvd. and Lake Merced Blvd. With fashion stores such as DSW shoes and TJ Maxx, there is something for everybody. Don’t forget to try out Beverly Arts & Crafts and Color Me Mine for fun, creative activities. Just make sure you reward everybody with Baskin Robbins afterward.


Family Life at Parkmerced

We can’t stress enough how much we love our Parkmerced families. In addition to the Montessori school on-site, we have a number of playgrounds for the kids to enjoy while the weather is nice. And with the vast green space around our community, it easy to discover new ways to play in the great outdoors. We also prepare a slew of family-friendly events, such as our seasonal festivities and much more!

Our next neighborhood event will take place on Saturday December 19th – stay tuned for more information on how to RSVP and what type of holiday festivities we have in store for residents!

What is your favorite activity to do with your family? Let us know on Twitter at @Parkmerced!