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The Sunset

A Tranquil and Foggy Beach Neighborhood Perfect for Relaxing

Welcome to The Sunset

The Sunset District is a neighborhood within San Francisco, California. It is the largest neighborhood in the county, including Golden Gate Park to the north and Ocean Beach to the west. Prior to its development for residential and commercial use, Sunset was mostly covered by sand dunes. Development of the area began around the time the Golden Gate Park was constructed, with the typical homes found here built around that same time, many being row homes and tract homes.

What to Love

  • Foggy and peaceful
  • Great beach views and access
  • Many parks, including Golden Gate Park

Local Lifestyle

The Sunset has a great beachfront vibe. With fog common to the area, Sunset has a sleepy and tranquil vibe that counters the hustle and bustle of San Francisco at large. With the area’s Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, and countless other parks and recreation areas, Sunset makes keeping an active lifestyle easy. Beachfront culture is a mainstay, with surfing and oceanside relaxation being popular among locals and visitors alike.

Sunset District Real Estate Market

Sunset District real estate is diverse. Contact The Somsel Team of agents & realtors to find townhomes, houses, condos & homes for sale in the Sunset District.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

There are many great shopping and dining opportunities throughout the Sunset District. The following are only some of the best places to stop by in the area.
When looking around for great restaurants, one place to try is Thanh Long. This Vietnamese restaurant has many popular dishes, including roasted crab and garlic noodles alongside many other Vietnamese-style dishes. Another unique place to try is New Eritrea, serving a menu full of Eritrean and Ethiopian fare with available vegetarian dishes. For great seafood dishes, head out to Hook Fish Co, a combination seafood market and counter-serve shack with locally sourced ingredients. Pacific Catch is also an excellent choice for seafood, with flavors inspired by the Pacific Rim. There are countless other restaurants to try out in the Sunset area.
When it comes to shopping, there are many specialty shops to check out. One local favorite is Sloat Garden Center, a family-owned, local nursery chain that sells a variety of plants, soils, and garden tools. For trendy women’s clothing with a vintage-inspired touch as well as designer fashion and accessories, try checking out Ambiance SF Women's Clothing Store. A local gift shop, The Last Straw, is home to unique clothing, jewelry, cards, and stationery items. GENERAL STORE is a favorite stop for those looking for books, clothing, artisanal houseware, and furniture.

Things to Do

The Sunset District also has several opportunities for activities. Whether you want to spend some time at a park or enjoy a local event, there will be plenty of opportunities for it all. 
Perhaps the most well-known among The Sunset’s parks is Golden Gate Park. This large urban park contains over 1,000 acres and many activities. With ample space for walking through lush gardens, segway tours, and complexes for many sports, Golden Gate Park is the perfect place to spend time relaxing. Also popular in the area is Ocean Beach. Located on the westernmost shore of Sunset, Ocean Beach has beautiful white sands and is the perfect space to go surfing, walking along the beach, and flying kites.
If you would like to go to local events, Outer Sunset Farmer’s Market & Mercantile takes place on Sundays and Wednesdays and has a large variety of things to do, from shopping for local goods to listening to live music. Another excellent choice for live music is the Outside Lands Festival and Arts Festival.


The Sunset is served by the San Francisco Unified School District for K-12. The neighborhood is also home to many higher education opportunities such as San Francisco State University and the Parnassus campus and medical center of the University of California, San Francisco.

Neighborhood Properties

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