This neighborhood was considered part of Downtown until 1994 when residents decided to split off and adopt the name Shoreline West. The boundaries are Villa Street, Shoreline Boulevard, El Camino Real, and Escuela Avenue. Most of the original homes were built in the 1940s and were of Craftsman and Victorian style ranging from 1,000 square feet to 1,200 square feet. In the late 1990s, a wave of larger homes were built ranging from 1,500 square feet to 2,200 square feet. Due to its desirable proximity to Downtown and old, original homes, many buyers have purchased a property in the Shoreline West neighborhood just for the land value and have put up a new home. Residents boast about the close-knit community with many block parties throughout the year. Another great attraction of Shoreline West is that it’s within strolling distance of Downtown and several parks including Eagle, Mariposa, Castro, and Rengstorff.
Close proximity to all of these great parks means that residents also gain access to the parks’ recreational facilities as well. Some of the more unique facilities include the ones at Rengstorff Park and Pool- a skateboard park, lap pool, wade pool, and the community center for seniors and teens. Eagle Park also has a lap pool.