Inner Sunset

On the foggy side but not too far. With tongue in cheek, call it Outer Cole Valley if you really can’t stomach life west of Arguello. Classic Edwardians, modern transit, Golden Gate Park adjacent.

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    Walkway in the Botanical Gardens of Golden Gate Park, adjacent to the Inner Sunset
    Inner Sunset Seen from Grandview Park
    Kezar Triangle in Golden Gate Park

    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.


    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

    Tenancy In Common
    $728,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 422705675
    Newly remodeled 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom located in the top unit. Most sought-after location, half a block between Irving and Judah Street. Beautifully remodeled 2bed/2bath TIC in hip Inner Sunset. The brand new kitchen boasts quartz counters that seamlessly...
    $1,425,000 | 2, 0, 0
    MLS# 422703942
    Completely vacant. Ideal opportunity for an owner/occupier/developer to do a complete custom makeover, transforming current unfinished condition into a turnkey asset. One block from Golden Gate Park, home to hiking trails, picnic grounds, bike paths, lakes and museums. Centrally located...
    Tenancy In Common
    $699,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 422701278
    Positioned at the rear of a classic Edwardian building, this peaceful abode is accessed from the back of the building lobby, with zero stairs between the sidewalk and the unit. The living room opens to the updated eat-in kitchen. French...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Single Family Home
    $1,850,000 | 4, 2, 1
    MLS# 422705155
    Huge remodel potential with this large 3000 square foot Inner Sunset home. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs as well as bonus room in garage on this 120 ft. deep lot. New roof in 2021 and permitted seismic upgrade completed in...
    Tenancy In Common
    $498,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 422701924
    Location and Price!!! Most sought-after location, half a block between Irving and Judah Street. Beautifully remodeled 1 bed and 1 bath TIC in hip Inner Sunset. Top floor sun drenched unit with large windows fill the open concept. Great Room...
    Single Family Home
    $2,100,000 | 3, 2, 2
    MLS# 422699997
    The one you've been waiting for! 9th Avenue is clean, bright & spacious offering an idyllic floor plan bordering Forest Hill & the vibrant Inner Sunset. RH-2 Zoned + may be eligible for adding new ADU. Buyer to verify to...

    More About the Inner Sunset

    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.