Lakeside is part of the Lake Merced district and is bordered by Sloat to the north, Junipero Serra to the west and 19th Avenue to the east. As one of the most recent areas to be developed in the city, Lake Merced preserved its rural atmosphere and agricultural flavor well into the 20th century. The shimmering lake, lush golf courses, and natural-habitat zoo make this one of the most scenic living choices within the city. Because so much of the neighborhood reflects newer construction, the environment is visibly clean, neat, and appealing. The close proximity of the Pacific Ocean provides cooling breezes, water sports, and recreational possibilities close to home. Included in the district is the beautiful and sprawling campus of San Francisco State University.