Mostly quiet and residential, the Outer Sunset has small stretches of commercial activity along Noriega and Taraval streets. The Outer Sunset’s famously foggy summers attract those who long to escape the heat. Muni’s N-Judah, L-Taraval, 16X-Noriega Express, and 71L-Haight/Noriega Limited lines conveniently shuttle residents to and from downtown.
Bordered by Ocean Beach, this neighborhood provides residents with abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Tree-lined Sunset Boulevard makes a great walking, biking, or jogging route, and it provides access to paths in Golden Gate Park. Locals flock to Ocean Beach to walk along the Pacific Ocean, and surfing is a popular activity any time of year. At nearby Fort Funston, families explore the dunes while hang gliders fly above their heads. Mount Davidson Park, the highest point in San Francisco, provides a pleasant hike and great views in practically every direction.
For families, The San Francisco Zoo provides the opportunity to have close encounters with wildlife, and the education center holds frequent classes on animals and conservation. The neighborhood’s Parkside Branch of the San Francisco Public Library offers educational events and exhibits.
Outer Sunset features a range of multiunit and single-family homes. Many residences have hardwood floors, fireplaces, garages, and level backyards -- perfect for family activities.