The Hot Sunset: The Sunset District neighborhood


The Sunset District

Located in West Central San Francisco, this mist-shrouded neighborhood used to take the backseat to other SF areas until last year – the Sunset District was named the hottest neighborhood in the city in late 2016.

SF’s hottest neighborhood

Come home to the sight of windswept dunes and eucalyptus forests. This neighborhood is a stunner, no doubt about that – but what really make it desirable are the gorgeous homes and mom-and-pop shops that give it a distinct character. Take the MUNI further out into SF and step into the Sunset. You won’t regret going the extra mile for this place.

A 2016 report by local Realtors found that the neighborhood had become SF’s hottest, taking the lead in bidding wars. Homes stay in the market just 26 days on average, and sales have been steady.

And it’s not because the city’s best-known neighborhoods like Noe Valley are retracting and cooling down – the Sunset truly has something great to offer, and people are paying attention.

It’s comprised of two areas, namely Inner and Outer Sunset. The former gives you the best of big city living, while the latter brings you beach country bliss. The rolling fog that covers the district only adds to the mystique.

Buyers and renters can choose from a wide range of single-family homes, row homes, condos, and apartments.

A tale of two sunsets

Nestled between Golden Gate Park and the Haight, Inner Sunset offers you prime location. Despite its big-city conveniences, including artsy cafés and  restaurants serving ethnic cuisine, its unassuming, low-key atmosphere endears it to anyone who comes here.

Outer Sunset, lined with stucco homes, feels removed from the tech boom that has dominated the rest of SF. Once called “The Outside Lands” for the rolling sand dunes that form its landscape, it’s now a beach town of artists and surfers. Despite the influx of stores selling surf gear and artisanal goods, it retains its independent spirit and rugged charm.

What’s in the Sunset District?

  1. Sutro Cloud Forest

    Visiting this ancient eucalyptus forest will make you feel like you’ve been transported to another world. At 80 acres, it is but a remnant of the 1,100-acre forests that once covered the west side of SF. Trek to the slopes of Mount Sutro and prepare to be amazed. The sight of winter rain and thick fog descending upon towering trees will take your breath away.

  2. Ocean Beach
    Listen to the sound of crashing waves and feel the cool breeze at Ocean Beach. The largest of SF’s beaches, it spans three miles and adjoins Golden Gate Park. Go for a stroll along the esplanade, go fishing, or bring a board and ride the waves.
  3. Golden Gate Park

    Here you’ll find exquisite gardens, picnic groves, nature trails, playgrounds, and glistening lakes. It’s an oasis in the middle of the city. Come here for a quiet afternoon. Go for a walk, have a picnic, or simply admire the scenery.

  4. 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project

    The product of a community effort to beautify the steps that run up 16th and Moraga Avenue, these colorful mosaic tiles will bring a smile to your face.

Explore your real estate options in the Sunset. Call Bernie and Mike Homes at (415) 906-6000.