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What are the benefits of living in Outer Richmond?

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

What are the pros of living here?

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Adrian Covert’s answer
One of the quietest neighborhoods in San Francisco, the strip of Balboa street between 38th and 36th Avenues represents the social hub of the Outer Richmond. Amenities include Japanese, Italian, Chinese, and Mexican cuisine, two cafes, the charming/historic Balboa Movie Theater, and a single dive bar. The area is clean and safe, while rents are relatively cheap.
3 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 10, 2011
Down this road you'll find the Cliff House and the ruins of the Sutro Baths. These ruins aren't too impressive, but it does make for a nice and adventurous date (and something worth seeing in the city). There is a nice like trail you can hike, a cave you can explore, and if all this is too boring, the beach is only a walking distance away. You can stand right on the edge of the ruins and stare out into the ocean. It is clean and safe, and it has its own parking lot. Also, its located in a really nice neighborhood of the city. So if you are up for walking, you can explore some nice houses and parks as well.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 10, 2011
Beachside apartments line the west side of La Playa, with terraced windows offering views of Ocean Beach and the Pacific. Golden Gate Park and Land's End sandwich the neighborhood in green. Three MUNI bus lines (5,18, and 31) meet here, with the workhorse 38 Geary nearby as well. A Safeway supermarket dominates the area, which once was the site of the fabled Playland-By-The-Sea amusement park. A monument by the MUNI lot recalls the park and its colorful history.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
California St & 17th Ave is a serene, residential location. Other than the hum of the #1 California bus and the frequent sounds of the foghorns on a foggy evening, this is a quiet neighborhood in the Outer Richmond district. It is a short walk from many diverse activities: to the north is the majestic Presidio (part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area) for hiking and scenic Baker Beach to explore, to the south lies Clement St. and Geary Blvd. with a wide array of Asian and Russian shops and restaurants.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
Geary & Arguello is near San Francisco's secret Chinatown - Clement Street. Geary is a busy street, and the 38 Muni Bus line runs straight to downtown with ease. The neighborhood is a blend of Asian and Russian families as well as yuppies.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
The best thing about living in this area is that you have the beach as your backyard. This is a great place to live with young kids, because there are mostly single family homes, lots of parking and virtually no crime or noise. Although it is not cheap, it is more affordable here than in other parts of the city if you are interested in buying or renting a house not an apartment. You will not run into many people on the streets here because there is nowhere to walk to and most of your neighbors will want to drive, but if you do run into someone it will most likely be someone pushing a stroller or a person over 50.
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