7.2 out of 10

Point Lobos Ave, Outer Richmond

Ranked 1st best street in Outer Richmond
37.7799099898133 -122.506418129588
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Unique Western SF"

This part of San Francisco is kind of in the middle of nowhere. The eastern side of Point Lobos overlooks the beach, but with very few views of surfers or sunbathers, mainly because it is so COLD! The beach area has an almost eerie, deserted feel, with foghorns similar to Bodega Bay and the "Birds"-esque Alfred Hitchcock feel that corresponds with the town.

Further east, the street winds through residential neighborhoods that are characteristic of western San Francisco - cool, modern architecture, friendly people, and kind of in the middle of nowhere. Point Lobos also winds through Sutro Heights Park, one of the many beautiful, wooded parks in the city of San Francisco.

This isn't quite quintessential San Francisco, nor is it quintessential suburban California. It isn't really even surf city. But it has a little taste of each of the aforementioned.
Pros
  • Relatively affordable
  • Near the beach
  • Decent bars in the Richmond district
Cons
  • Remote part of SF
  • Foggy and cold
  • Easier to get to by car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"Great for walking, not so much for driving."

Point Lobos Ave is a relatively secluded street overlooking Ocean Beach, Seal Rocks, and also goes past Lincoln Park. And while the traffic usually isn't bad, it much better to walk along the "boardwalk" sidewalk. Doing so will really let you take in the scenery, and avoid the awkward street-side parking jams. The aforementioned scenery is well worth it though, so if you're up for a little exercise and a bit of a lengthy walk, this is one place you should definitely leave the gas guzzler behind for.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Great for tourists seeking some adventure."

Point Lobos Avenue is a very small side street in the Richmond District. It only continues along the cliff, then for a few blocks before it inevitably merges onto the great Geary Boulevard. Although this avenue is awkwardly designated, because it’s part on a cliff, and part in the Richmond District, it is worthy of visiting. Point Lobos has a beautiful view of the beach and the ocean, and you will be able to find some fine dining restaurants on the cliff. It is highly recommended you go during the Sunset. For those who do not want to drive, the 18 bus will take you directly there. Also, just off of Point Lobos Avenue, near the sand dunes, is the old abandoned Sutro Park Bathhouse. It is in ruins now, and only the stone skeleton remains. For those into adventures, visit the bathhouse and the cave nearby.
4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and discrete"

Point Lobos is a place that is both beautiful and quiet. Located near Ocean Beach; Point Lobos is a street that is not very well known. The sidewalk is paved magnificently with a nice shine. There are also many trees and a common place to just go and walk your dog, or spend time with a loved one. Point Lobos just might be the perfect place to raise kids. The housing on the streets are magnificent in design. Point Lobos provides a great view of the Ocean and a great sunset in the evening. This street is just a small part of what we call San Francisco.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Great place for tourists, a must-visit place for tourists"

Point Lobos Avenue is a must for tourists. At Point Lobos, tourists will find many interesting sites and a great view of the beach and ocean. There are many things tourists will find here. There are the Seal Rocks, Cliff House, and Sutro Heights Park. Every day I pass by Point Lobos Avenue, and I see hundreds of tourists there, and no matter what, tourists should take some time and come by Point Lobos whenever in San Francisco. To get to Point Lobos you can take the 38 Muni bus (the fastest), as the 38 bus ends at Point Lobos and 48th Avenue. Another way to get to Point Lobos is by the 18 bus which starts at the Legion of Honor and will definitely come by the Cliff House.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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