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What are the benefits of living in Outer Sunset?

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

What are the pros of living here?

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What makes this area special is the great collection of food here. Otherwise it's pretty sleepy, until the L rolls through, and then it sounds like an airport.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 16, 2011
Quiet, safe area–home to mostly families and students. If you can find an in-law in this area, the rent is usually very reasonable, and you usually will develop a good relationship with you landlord. Ocean is about 8 blocks away, and the Great Highway is a wonderful running trail and gateway to Golden Gate Park. I highly recommend this area to those who are outdoorsy, love to surf, or have a dog. If you like to walk, you can find a few markets, cafes and dive bars on various streets. Another great area for SF State students because there is fairly reliable transportation to the campus, and you can get far away enough from campus to get away from school. The L-Taraval is roughly a 3-block walk, the 48-Quintara bus to the east side of the city is a block away, and the 29-Sunset that goes to SF State is roughly 4 blocks away.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 10, 2011
The Outer Sunset is an appealing area for anybody looking to be in San Francisco, without some of the hassle of city living. Nature and parking are abundant. It's generally a quiet area and offers access to busier parts of the city via Muni.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 5, 2015
The wonderful views of the ocean, especially at sunset (on a clear day and we've had more than many people realize!) . Oh, and much more parking than most other areas of San Francisco. Houses have yards. It's a great place if you want to live in San Francisco but not have to deal with too much hustle and bustle at home.

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.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 7, 2012
The Outer Sunset is one of the best-kept housing secrets in the city. Next the the Great Highway, you'll hear the ocean as you fall asleep. The air is clean, the fog is higher than the street if you live below about 40th Avenue, and the beach and Golden Gate Park are both within walking distance. Great place to live and affordable.

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!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 22, 2012
his intersection is comprised of commercial and residential buildings along Irving and the classic "ticky-tacky" Outer Sunset houses along 40th. Families, mainly Chinese, and singles/couples in the apartment block, make up the mix on this corner, with some of the young hipsters taking to the rooftops to smoke.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
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