Located between Golden Gate Park to the north and Vicente Street to the south, from Stanyan Boulevard to the east and 19th Avenue to the west, the Inner Sunset is just three miles from the Pacific Ocean. It retains the laid-back feeling of a small town with a funky edge, an intriguing ethnic mix and great restaurants. Hang out long enough, and you’ll notice that residents know each other. They chat over coffee at the Beanery, greet each other when they walk into Art’s Cafe and stop on the street to say hello, often in a thick Irish brogue or the clipped English of a person who grew up speaking Cantonese.
The neighborhood contains several excellent primary and high schools, and young children are as omnipresent as UCSF grad students. There are plenty of mom-and-pop diners, drug stores, shoe repair shops and grocery stores. Well preserved flats and single family homes at the edge of Golden Gate Park.