7.9 out of 10

Great Hwy, Ocean Beach

Ranked 1st best street in Ocean Beach
37.7614928171218 -122.509975260908
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Hidden Gem"

Taraval Street is the place that you send your tourists friends who are looking for a cool "local" spot in San Francisco. Starting at Ocean Beach and running through the Sunset district, it is not exactly a place that tourists are likely to find on their own. However, the authentic cuisine (Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese, Sushi - you've got it) alone makes it worthwhile.

I can see this also being a great place as a resident, though I have never lived here. The location in the Sunset makes it more affordable, albeit a bit foggy and chilly, but the amalgamation of restaurants helps to remind you that yes, you are actually in San Francisco.

And for those tourist friends who care about this kind of stuff...they even have cable cars! Priceless.
Pros
  • Great food
  • Reasonably affordable area
  • Beach nearby
Cons
  • Cool and foggy
  • Slightly removed
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"A convenient Street for residents"

Taraval is a convenient street to local residence. Varieties of stores are present but most share the same idea, food. This, perhaps, makes Taraval a popular hangout place for teenagers attending Abraham Lincoln High School. From anytime between 11am to 1 pm every weekday, students can be seen roaming the street in search of food to fill their hunger. Most prefer “The 8 Immortals” if considering Chinese food and “Sushi Zen” when considering Japanese food. Of course, there is also “Kentucky Fried Chicken/ Taco Bell” if anyone prefers otherwise. Other than food, there is also Walgreens for everyday needs, a post office for passports and PO Boxes, and a public library for educational purposes.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Busy and full of life"

Taraval is the “T” street in the Sunset District. This street is one of the busier streets in sunset. It is filled with many businesses and stores. It is generally pretty safe and sound. This street is usually pretty busy and sometimes has traffic. It goes all the way to the beach. It is also close to some stores and restaurants at West Portal. This street runs by Lincoln High school. There is access to many muni lines from this street. The L line runs right along the street. This street would be a great place to hang out with some friends.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"A street right by the beach."

Cutler Ave is a small little street that is off of the Great Highway in the Sunset. It is a residential street mostly. It is a pretty quiet street usually. It is not busy at all. This street is a very peaceful and safe place. It is very close to the beach, and you can see the sunset well. It is close to a some stores and restaurants a few blocks away on Taraval. It is also close to the San Francisco Zoo. There is access to a few muni lines like the L, 18, and 23. This street would be a very nice place to live at.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Street with many Resturants"

This street is a long street, that starts at ocean beach all the way till 19th ave. There is a public library there, which is nice if you want to borrow books. There are all types of stores like convenient stores, paint stores, auto-part stores, and other things. There are even barber shops and laundromats. There are also many restaurants there, from Japanese to KFC. Traffic is normal, nothing very serious. A high school lays nearby and there can be kids walking around with open-campus lunch on weekdays noontime.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Taraval - a nice and enjoyable street in the Sunset"

Taraval Street runs through the heart of the Sunset from Ocean Beach to 19th Avenue. On Taraval, the L-Muni line runs all the way from the beach to 15th Avenue. The highly crowded parts of Taraval are around 19th Avenue where there is a public library, many Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants, and a Safeway. Most of Taraval revolves around neighborhoods filled with houses. Some of my favorite places to eat on Taraval include El Burrito Express and King of Thai, which are on 26th Avenue. Also on Taraval, locals and visitors can catch the L-Taraval Muni line all the way to downtown within 15-30 minutes.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Great places to eat dinner"

Taravel street is a sight to see everyday. Taravel provides locals and tourist to see a great part of San Francisco and sample great oriental cuisine. I have come to this street a lot to eat lunch with friends or dinner with family. The L line runs through Taravel street all day long so getting to places on these streets is really easy. There are not as many houses as other street close by. This is a really popular street in San Francisco and cars drive on it everyday. If you haven’t visited Taravel street yet, you should go and dine there.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5
2yrs+

"This is where I left my heart..."

This place is so amazing. If I could live anywhere in San Fran, it would no doubt be right here. Now, this is the heart of San Fransisco and mine belongs to it. This place is so on it's way up, and I would be honored to be able to live here. One of the most beautiful places I have been to. Can't wait to go back!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Busy street - Transportation, Stores, Nightlife, and Great Food!"

Taraval Street is one of the Sunset District's premiere streets. It runs perpendicular to The Great Highway, the beach, and 19th Avenue. It ranges all the way from the top of West Portal St. all the way down to Ocean Beach. Taraval Street is a hub street that connects you everywhere!

Taraval Street features grocery stores, fast food restaurants, dine-in restaurants, and convenience stores that range all the way down the street. From a big supermarket like Safeway to 7-Eleven, Taraval has it all.

Taraval Street caters to the diverse population of San Francisco as there eateries anywhere from Tacquerias to Dim Sum. The night life on Taraval Street is decent as there seems to be plenty of teenagers and people in the mid 20s crowding around 19th Avenue and Taraval at the local Seniore’s Pizzeria which is open all night long. Bars are plentiful on Taraval.

Transportation on Taraval Street is good. The "L" muni line runs all the way down Taraval Street and goes all the way from Ocean Beach to Downtown.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Residential and Business Location"

This street provide everything, buy a property at this street, you can open your store or restaurant, or apartment buildings. Mostly the occupancy codes for this street is 2 families or 3 families. The MUNI L line make it easy for transportation. All good and reasonable price Restaurants along the street, you can walk to the beach in the morning or biking it makes this location desirable.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
advisor2008
advisor2008 Hi,

I’m just wondering--are all goods and services still reasonably priced in 2008?
2yrs+
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