6.7 out of 10

48th Ave, Outer Sunset

Ranked 5th best street in Outer Sunset
37.7631330000183 -122.508264999174
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
2yrs+

"Don't Forget Your Parka..."

This is about as far east as you can get and still be in San Francisco (as opposed to the ocean). The street starts along the Great Highway just below Golden Gate Park, and extends up to Fort Miley. Easily the biggest benefit, aside from being located in a great city, is that the street is adjacent to the beach on the Pacific Ocean. However, this is no ordinary California beach - it is COLD and WINDY, ALL the time!

The neighborhood is low-key, inaccessible to the rest of the city without a car or really really good bike, but is also very safe and friendly. Homes are low-key, good for SF State students (particularly on the southern portion of the street) and near several of the city's great parks. The northern part near the cliff house also accesses some great beachside bouldering.

It's not exactly Malibu, but it's still California beach living in a great city!
Pros
  • Amazing scenery
  • Relatively affordable
  • Fun outdoor activities
Cons
  • Freezing Cold
  • Little sunshine
  • Removed from downtown SF
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet place by the beach."

48th avenue is similar in many ways to the other streets in the Sunset/Richmond District. Housing along this avenue tends to be very homogenized in terms of architecture. However, those that are a few blocks from the beach differ slightly in that there are stairs outside leading up to the front door of the home. Living on 48th avenue is very convenient in that the 18 bus line just runs a block away. Parking is relatively easy. It is relatively quiet on this street in any given day. There is a lack of nightlife unless you go off 48th avenue onto the cross-streets. If you live near the beach, that will be the main attraction – there are no major shopping centers or clubs nearby. This is a good place to raise a family.
4/5
2yrs+

"Great street parallel to Ocean Beach."

48th avenue is a great street to live on. It runs right along the beach through both the sunset and Richmond districts. Housing styles range slightly within the neighborhoods. Apartments, houses and condos are all available. The most exciting aspect about being on this street is definitely the fact that Ocean Beach is so close. This street is the most westward street you can possible live on. This street also crosses big streets with bus lines that can take you almost anywhere, like Judah, Lincoln, Clement, California, Geary and more. 48th avenue is a straight shot all the way down, excluding the detour to get through Golden Gate Park which you will need to get onto the Great Highway to cross that.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Great street for singles located a block away from Ocean Beach!"

48th Avenue is premiere locations for housing located just one block away the beach! 48th runs all the way from Golden Gate Park and merges onto the Great Highway at the end of the Sunset district. The area is a very nice district with lots to do. Nearby restaurants and stores make the area lively. There is very easy access to public transportation on either Taraval Street or Judah Street which provides easy access to the East Sunset district or downtown San Francisco.

The houses on 48th are mainly smaller end houses and apartment complexes however, the location is so desirable that I would highly recommend it. The housing here is primarily ideal for singles and possibly couples. The area is clean and crime-free.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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