Ample tranquility awaits in this verdant slice of San Francisco

Welcome to Sunset


Sandwiched between the lush and lovely Golden Gate Park and the hypnotizing Pacific Ocean, the Sunset  — which are together known as The Avenues — offer a peaceful, quiet lifestyle amid the electrifying tempo of a legendary city. 

Once comprised of sand dunes and formerly called Outside Lands (a name that’s resurrected each summer at the park’s world-famous concert), Sunset and the adjacent Richmond are largely residential neighborhoods with breathtaking mansions and contemporary single-family homes in a slew of architectural styles. A beachy, surfer vibe closer to the water, excellent schools, and a bevy of leading San Francisco attractions round out this region’s immense appeal.


What to Love


  • Beloved for its proximity to Golden Gate Park
  • A strong residential feel and neighborly vibe
  • Luxuriant and luxurious, with a sophisticated feel
  • A vast assortment of stand-out real estate options
  • Spectacular sunsets and epic views
  • Laid-back and upscale eateries, bars, and bakeries


Local Lifestyle


The Sunset and Richmond Districts are idyllic for a wide range of residents, from surfers who enjoy their proximity to the Pacific to college students at the University of California San Francisco. Bustling families, retirees who relish San Francisco’s high level of culture, and professionals who work remotely and throughout the city are all thrilled to call this region home. A friendly, family-oriented feel also dominates here, which adds to its ideal mix of urban excitement and suburban serenity.


Dining, Shopping & Entertainment


The Sunset and Richmond boast a treasure trove of delectable restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for sumptuous sushi in a relaxed setting or fried taro dumplings to take to the park, this region and its neighborhoods nearby cater to nearly every craving.

Fiorella Sunset is a perennial hotspot for Sunset and Richmond residents — or, really, people throughout the entire Bay Area. Stylish in design and delicious in execution, this Italian gem serves fantastic fare like kale potato pie with fontina and cream, lamb sugo with pancetta and English peas, and Prince Edward Island mussels with Calabrian chili. PPQ Dungeness Island is a veritable San Francisco institution. This is where to book a reservation when you have a hankering for fresh buttery crab and Vietnamese fare.

For James Beard's award-winning baked goods, Sunset and Richmond residents line up at Breadbelly for cakes, pastries, and green kaya toast. Special occasions are best enjoyed at the Michelin-starred Wako Japanese Restaurant, which is well-known for its outstanding omakase.


Things to Do


An enormous part of the Sunset and Richmond District’s allure is San Francisco’s crown jewel, the 1,000-plus acre Golden Gate Park. From lakes to a carousel to picnic spots and playing fields, this magnificent park offers dozens of ways to savor time outside. Parents with young children are particularly pleased with the number of kid-centric places within the park — and, of course, the wide open space to let them run and play.

The park itself is also home to the remarkable California Academy of Sciences, a museum dedicated to natural wonders, and the de Young Museum, a leading San Francisco attraction whose stunning exterior is nearly as enthralling as the fine artworks it displays inside. 

The always-mesmerizing Ocean Beach is also cherished by residents of this immense, tony region, whether they visit the shoreline for a peaceful walk, to brave the water, or to kick back with friends beside a bonfire.




School-aged children have a selection of high-ranking institutions in their vicinity, including:


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Overview for Sunset, CA

58,874 people live in Sunset, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $63,434. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Sunset, CA

Sunset has 22,163 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sunset do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 58,874 people call Sunset home. The population density is 27,398.645 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Sunset, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Sunset. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Woodside International School
9th - 12th
No rating available
Holy Name Elementary School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Anne Elementary School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
9th - 12th
Yu (Alice Fong) Elementary
K - 8th
Jefferson Elementary
K - 5th
Key (Francis Scott) Elementary
K - 5th
Noriega Children Center
K - K
No rating available
K - 8th

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