I have always felt very safe in the Inner Sunset. There is some property theft; I had a bike stolen out of my garage, but I think that is typical of most places in SF.
The biggest concern is the crazy homeless people that spill over from GG park. I have never heard of any real problems with them, but they are often messy and generally unpleasant. Nothing like in the Mission, but not as tame as less urban areas. Whenever anybody would set up camp in a particular area, SFPD was pretty good about moving them along.
With the combination of the SFPD and the UCSF PD constantly in the area, it always feels very safe, pretty much any time of day and at any location.... more
For school information see link http://www.greatschools.org/ Since opinions are oftentime subjective, and what may be good for one may not necessarily be the case for another, why not also consider a visit to the school district, ask for a tour of the facility, speak to the superintendent, principal, teachers, etc., then determine if your comfort level can be reached.... more
This intersection is in the Inner Sunset district of the city and is quite lovely and affordable for those with middle to modest incomes. Many students call this area home, as well as families moving out of the more frenetic areas of the city. There is ample street parking, minimal panhandling, and reasonable rents in this area. There are many nice shops on Judah and Irving streets; both these streets are close to the MUNI light rail lines. The area is also next to Golden Gate Park- always a plus.... more
The traffic on 19th Avenue is steady which causes considerable street noise. While this area of the Sunset is one of the most lively, it lacks venues for folks looking to party on the weekend. For example, there are only a couple of bars nearby, and absolutely no clubs or theaters. While the restaurants are plentiful, the majority serve Asian cuisine so only one type of food craving can be fulfilled.... more
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Elia, I'm not sure of anything like that, but you could possibly go to the contractor board website and see if there are any complaints. Here is their website: http://www.cslb.ca.gov/ Good luck.... more