Ocean View, San Francisco
|Neighborhood of San Francisco|
|• Board of Supervisors||John Avalos|
|• State Assembly||Philip Ting (D)|
|• State Senate||Leland Yee (D)|
|• U.S. House||Nancy Pelosi (D)|
|• Total||1.00 km2 (0.388 sq mi)|
|• Density||6,455/km2 (16,719/sq mi)|
Oceanview is a neighborhood in the southern portion of San Francisco, California. It was first established as a satellite community in the 1910s and originally centered around the intersection of Sagamore Street and San Jose Avenue. Today, the neighborhood is bordered by Orizaba Avenue to the west, Lakeview Avenue to the north, and Interstate 280 to the south and east.
Oceanview Playground and Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center are located in the middle of the neighborhood, a two-square-block area between Plymouth Avenue, Capitol Avenue, Lobos Street, and Montana Street. The Ocean View Branch Library of the San Francisco Public Library is located at 345 Randolph St. Ocean View is served by Muni Metro Routes M and 54.
Oceanview, also referred to as Lakeview by natives of the community, has a rich history. Oceanview was originally an Italian-Irish-German neighborhood in the mid- to late nineteenth century; the location acted as a station for train service between San Francisco and San Jose, owned by San Francisco and San Jose Railroad, bought by Southern Pacific in 1868. An African-American community migrated there after World War II from the Western Addition and Bayview neighborhoods. Until the mid-1990s, African Americans accounted for over 50 percent of the neighborhood's residents. In the early 2000s, relatively lower real estate prices brought in a new influx of Asians, Latinos, and Caucasians, making Oceanview one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco.
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