Inner Sunset Neighborhood Vibe
UCSF students mingle with retirees, families, and lifelong residents of this cozy neighborhood just south of Golden Gate Park. The 9th Ave. & Irving corridor is lively with restaurants, bars, shops, and coffee joints. With easy access to the deYoung museum and the California Academy of Sciences, the Inner Sunset is perfect for Golden Gate Park explorers.
Popular Inner Sunset Home Styles
Victorian and Edwardian homes proliferate here, with a mix of single-family homes, condos, and tenancies-in-common. Most homes are on 25’ wide lots with deep backyards, and some have views to the ocean.
Getting Around in the Inner Sunset
Just a few stops west of the Sunset Tunnel, the Inner Sunset is well served by the N-Judah as it runs through the neighborhood towards Ocean Beach along Irving and then Judah. The neighborhood is also home to the Parnassus Heights campus of UCSF and is served by the UCSF private shuttle bus system.
The Inner Sunset neighborhood flies under the radar of many home buyers, but is absolutely loved by its residents.
The Inner Sunset is primarily a neighborhood of single-family homes, the oldest of which were built in the early 1900s, and it offers a great mix of character and convenience. Originally settled by Irish immigrants, today it is an eclectic mix of old-timers, newer immigrants from around the globe, and San Franciscans of every stripe imaginable.
The N-Judah streetcar – offering convenient access to downtown – runs through the heart of the neighborhood, along the Irving street shopping and dining corridor before jogging south to Judah at 9th Ave. on its way toward Ocean Beach. While some people will object to the noise, many buyers place a premium on homes that are a short walk to the N-Judah.
The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has a large campus with two hospitals on the southeastern border of the neighborhood. University students make up a good chunk of neighborhood residents and help contribute to a young and dynamic neighborhood vibe. Many UCSF employees also live in the neighborhood.
Golden Gate Park is never too far away, and this is a definite selling point of homes for sale in the neighborhood. A carousel, the Koret children’s playground, museums (including the de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, botanical gardens, and Conservatory of Flowers), the county fair building and the Big Rec fields are just a few of the many park destinations that are only a short distance from the doorsteps of Inner Sunset homes.