Located south of Ortega Street and north of Sloat Boulevard and Sigmund Stern Grove, Parkside homes for sale technically lie in the southern part of the Sunset, though the area used to be a district of its own.

Parkside real estate is a part of a diverse neighborhood in San Francisco which has a distinct history for longtime residents of the city. Parkside as a neighborhood began in July 1905 when a group led by William Crocker announced they had procured the land from the estate of Adolph Sutro and others to create the development which was a million dollar deal at the time. Parkside was not named for Golden Gate Park, but instead the stand of trees and plants around Laguna Puerca (now called Pine Lake, and often called "Mud Lake" by old-timers).