Quiet, safe areaâ€“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.... more
Very foggy area due to the ocean. The weather out here is generally the opposite of the rest of the city. If youâ€™re someone who likes to go out a lot at night or enjoys eating out, this is not a good neighborhood because commuting at night can be tough, and there arenâ€™t too many late-night eateries. Even working downtown can seem like a trek because there is only one major train that goes downtown. You might also feel isolated since those who live in more central parts of the city may not want to trek out to your neighborhoodâ€“even driving out there can take awhile sometimes. While the area is very safe, you will see police patrolling the streetsâ€“itâ€™s a popular neighborhood for growing/dealing marijuana, and there was even a resident running a massage parlor out of their apartment!... more
Currently prices in the Outer Sunset are going up and in my opinion will appreciate over the long run along with all San Francisco real estate. The parts closest to the beach I think could appreciate very fast as more and more people discover how great the Outer Sunset is and how connected it is to the rest of the city,
It is very much a peaceful oasis right in San Francisco that requires no bridges or tunnels to get to, it is reminiscent of a beach town in other parts of California. The Outer Sunset may be the city's best kept secret.
Seth Swenson, MBA
Broker Associate at Prudential