The Parkside is a beautiful, diverse community in southwestern edge of San Francisco. A group led by William Crocker founded the neighborhood in July 1905 when he procured the land from the estate of Adolph Sutro and others in a million-dollar development deal.
The Parkside is primarily a residential enclave. The neighborhood is served by several Muni lines, including the L-Taraval, the 18-46th Avenue, the 29-Sunset, the 48-Quintara-24th Street, and the 66-Quintara.
Culture is plentiful in Parkside. The Parkside Library, opened in 1951, is located at 19th Avenue and Taraval Street. Marina Classical Ballet is a highly regarded dance school for those wanting to learn under prestigious instructor Maryna Drazdova. The Irish Literary & Historical Society of San Francisco hosts speakers and musical and poetry events. Sigmund Stern Grove is a big attraction, and those who live in the Parkside walk to its free summer concerts.