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What are the drawbacks of living in Central Sunset?

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

What are the cons of living here?

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Corry Seibert’s answer
As is typical with most of the Sunset, fog, cold, and gloom are usual guests at 25th Ave and Kirkham. For people searching for nightlife, restaurants, or anything to do other than take a walk or go for a bike ride, disappointment looms. Finding public transportation can be difficult, and in order to get to more exciting parts of the city, a long commute is required.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 14, 2011
Despite all the amenities mentioned above, you might feel like you are isolated from more of the central parts of the city. It will still take you a good 35 to 40 minutes to get downtown during a non-commute hour. Friends might not want to come out to this neighborhood to visit due to the location and lack of nightlife. The close proximity to the ocean makes it foggy and colder than other parts of the other city, though the fog does sometimes clear later in the day.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 10, 2011
This is the Asian District, and the elderly can be very pushy to get their way through. Mi-day, the 28 bus can get very crowded. 19th Ave is a busy street, so lots of truck and bus noises throughout the day and night.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 10, 2011
If you don't remember to move your car every week for street cleaning then you could easily rack up multiple parking tickets. This is a super-hilly area so unless you're into walking hills or biking them, travel is best by bus or car. Speaking of cars, this area has some of the smallest curbs I've ever seen, so parking is a bit of a matching your car size to the right curb, if you aren't parked in your driveway. Being in the armpit of San Francisco, you will get hit by fog most of the year (Though on days when there isn't fog, you can see to the Farallon Islands.)
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
There are weirdos and old people constantly waiting around for the bus. It's almost always foggy in this area.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 16, 2011
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