The quiet of the area makes it a great place to raise a family. Very safe. A lot of families with kids live in the Outer Sunset and Parkside areas.
Parking is generally easier than most everywhere in the City, with meters only in front of commercial areas. Some areas have lots of end-of-the-block parking, and others with not enough large parking spaces on the street. Homes vary widely from small Dogler row-houses to unattached homes ranging from crappy cottages to fairly large, multi-storied homes with interesting architectural features. There are probalby an average number of medium sized apartment buildings for the city. The mix is probably 85% homes, 15% apartment buildings. Lots of rented house and garage apartments in addition.
The people living in the Outer Sunset are generally younger overall due to the renters. Home owners are a mix of working trades people, professionals, and retired people.
One of the often-heard statements we hear our neighbor's say when passing on the street outside, is "Another crappy day in the Sunset", meaning contrary to conventional opinion, the weather is georgous again!