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What are the benefits of living in Central Sunset?

Asked by Trulia, San Francisco, CA Tue Oct 25, 2011

What are the pros of living here?

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Sunset is a main artery for traffic, and this is where the L and 29 Bus cross, so it is easy to get to SFSU, Golden Gate Park or the Richmond from here. Nice, grassy park extends all the way from Lake Merced to Golden Gate park along Sunset.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 16, 2011
Located in the Sunset District, Kirkham and 25th Avenue is a quiet, lazy suburban area speckled with trees, lawns, and nice houses. Mostly residential, one doesn't have to worry about much traffic of any kind, including cars, pedestrians, or buses. Many families live around here, so for people with kids, this is a great area, especially since there is a youth rec center nearby. Most of the homes have private garages and driveways, and street parking is easy to come by. Considering how pretty, quiet, and safe this area is, rents are quite reasonable.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 14, 2011
If you’re going to live in the west parts of San Francisco, this is a great spot. Noriega Street is like a “mini Chinatown,” with lots of markets, dim sum restaurants and bakeries within walking distance. There is even a gourmet coffee shop that is a neighborhood favorite on Noriega Street (between 23rd and 24th). There are few dives/sports bars (a little on the rougher side, but they exist) The ocean is a short bus ride away, and a walk or jog to Golden Gate Park will take about 10 minutes. The area is safe, but is noisier than other parts of the Sunset.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 10, 2011
This is the heart of the Sunset District, and being such there are some very good Asian and Thai food. There is also plenty of greasy and cheap (but very good) Chinese food (off Noriega). The bus #28 runs along 19th, and has connections to the L, N, 5, 71 (which can get you pretty much anywhere in the city). Rent is on the cheaper side for very descent houses, that include laundry and garages. College students are starting to pick up on this, so there is a somewhat social scene (more along the lines of house parties). Also, the 28/91, L, and N are all owls, so getting home is possible at any time.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 10, 2011
This is a great place - close to every basic need a family person desires: a hardware store, post office, library, video store, cafes, pet stores and taverns. And if you are into late-night eating there is the popular King Of Thai Noodle Cafe.

The 'L Taraval' train and late-night bus runs on this street so it's somewhat easy (the frequency rate of late-night buses is questionable) to commute back and forth between this area and downtown SF. There is a high population of families in this area, however this area still houses undercover brothels and pot grow farms. Depending on how you feel about those things, this place could be awesome or not.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
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