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What are the drawbacks of living in Outer Richmond?

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

What are the cons of living here?

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Adrian Covert’s answer
This area is boring - and there are long commutes everywhere. The journey to Union Square can take up to 45 minutes both on the 38 Geary bus (one block away), and the much more infrequent 31 Balboa bus. Most of the housing was built in the post-war years which, with their stucco walls, low ceilings, and poor lighting, stand in boring contrast to the stately Victorian and Edwardian homes found elsewhere in the city.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 10, 2011
Very hard to get to if you are riding public transportation. And this is a tourist site so you may run into some people with too many questions. And it tends to be windy and cold on most days.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 10, 2011
A few bums haunt the area and the plaza between the apartments. La Playa can occasionally hold standing water. The Safeway, which has a large deli, has no cafe facility inside. It's often busy, with people from outside the neighborhood, getting supplies for the beach.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
While the air is pretty clean out in this northwest corner of the city, the weather can also be treacherous! The summer months can often catch you off-guard; it’s especially blustery here and the fog can be thick and unrelenting for days during the summer months. It often takes upwards of an hour or more to reach downtown San Francisco and other eastern neighborhoods of the city.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
The weather is bad in this area. If you like the sun, you might be better off looking to live in the Mission district. Parking can be a bit cut-throat as well.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
Fog, fog and more fog. A warm and sunny day in San Francisco is somewhat rare, but if you live in this part of town it is virtually non existent, although the two or three fogless days that you will be graced with will be exquisite. The other really big inconvenience about living here is that you cannot live without a car. There is no transportation and no grocery stores, bars or restaurants anywhere in the vicinity. It will take you half an hour without traffic to get anywhere near the center of town.
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