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

    New Multi-Unit
    $2,250,000 | 5, 0, 4
    MLS# 423900089
    1355 Third Avenue is perched on a charming brick paved street situated a half block away from UC Medical Center and nearby the Irving Street corridor in one of San Francisco's most desired neighborhoods, Parnassus Heights. This classic Edwardian Quadruplex...
    Single Family Home
    $1,149,000 | 2, 1, 2
    MLS# 423906909
    This Inner Sunset Craftsman-style home, owned by one family for over 100 years, delights with period charm, including original trim and inlaid hardwood floors throughout. From the bright living room, you flow to a welcoming dining room with coved ceilings...
    $2,168,000 | 2, 0, 0
    MLS# 423906393
    Location! Location! Location! Desirable mixed unit with excellent opportunity for 1031 Exchange buyers, or investors. Must see!!! Great open floor plan, many open opportunities. Must see!!!! One block from Golden Gate Park and great amenities of local business. Excellent Location!!!!...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Single Family Home
    $2,225,000 | 5, 2, 1
    MLS# 423754412
    100 Judah is a grand & stately home with over 4,000 square feet of interior space that graces the corner of Judah & 6th Ave in the prime Inner Sunset. Filled w/ history, it has remained in the same family...
    Single Family Home
    $1,175,000 | 3, 1, 1
    MLS# 423752455
    This meticulously maintained home is located in the vibrant Sunset District, known for it convenience and access to numerous shops, boutiques, restaurants and Golden Gate Park. The property benefits from excellent access to public transportation, including bus routes and nearby...
    New Multi-Unit
    $1,250,000 | 2, 0, 4
    MLS# 423757223
    Classic 1923 building located in the Inner Sunset. This charming four-unit building located on 16th Avenue houses four-1bd units with one-1bathroom each. All units have private entrances at the top of the stairs as well as in the back of...

    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.