When the fog lifts in the Inner Sunset, you’ll find one of San Francisco’s most livable urban neighborhoods.
Welcome to Sunset
It is a place with businesses, apartments condominiums, and single-family homes, easy access to Golden Gate Park, and a growing, diverse restaurant scene.
Bordering Golden Gate Park and home to the UC-San Francisco campus, the Inner Sunset seamlessly blends urbanity with natural tranquility. Local markets and a multitude of ethnic cuisines fuel the student population, whose relaxed presence creates a small-town feel just a short trip away from downtown San Francisco.
North Waterfront, Noe Valley, Castro
East to West Boundaries
19th Avenue to the west and 7th Avenue to the east
North to South Boundaries
Golden Gate Park to the north, Ortega, Lawton, and Noriego Streets to the south
Financial District via auto: 25 minutes
Financial District via transit: 20 minutes
South San Francisco via auto: 25 minutes
Silicon Valley via auto: 50 minutes
What to Expect
A surprising number of dining options and large pre-war homes, all in a bustling urban setting.
In the Sunset you can easily find the things you need on a day-to-day basis: banks, grocery stores, coffee shops, and bakeries. Sure, the locals can always opt for dinner at Social or Park Chow if they want a taste of the latest trends in culinary arts, but even the high-end restaurants are comfortable and homey.
Low-key and high-convenience.
You come because you want to take MUNI to work and because you can’t think of a better Sunday than one spent strolling around Stow Lake. You come to the Inner Sunset for the lifestyle—because from here you can jog all the way to the beach or wake up and walk the length of Haight Street and be home in time for lunch.
The Sunset remains a place to live, not necessarily visit.
This is not a famous San Francisco neighborhood, so don’t expect your out-of-town friends to know where it is. Forget glitz and glamour; the Inner Sunset isn’t about those things. However, residents trade access to ephemeral city joys for solace and convenience.
Steadily growing interest has delivered a competitive real estate market.
The Inner Sunset was long overshadowed by higher-profile San Francisco neighborhoods. As a result, it has traditionally been more affordable. However, beginning in the early 1990s, homes here began gaining value, a trend that has not stopped since. For 2015, the median sales price of all properties in the Inner Sunset was a touch under $1.4 million.
You'll Fall in Love With
The rare combination of opportune location and a sense of seclusion.
The vibe in the Inner Sunset doesn’t hit you over the head, like some other, more dramatic pockets of San Francisco. It’s a quieter type of thing, long-lasting and true, that grows over time. You’ll love that you’ve found a neighborhood in which to put down roots, and you’ll love realizing that your neighbors feel the same way.