5.7 out of 10

Foerster St, Sunnyside

Ranked 4th best street in Sunnyside
37.7314487777774 -122.44886533298
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"Busy Suburb"

Like the rest of the Sunnyside neighborhood, Foerster Street is basically a suburb in the middle of San Francisco that happens to be located in the center of the southern part of the city and thereby pretty close to everything. While there aren't the restaurants or nightlife of some of the other parts of this bustling city, Foerster Street does have several factors that set it apart from other SF suburbs:

1. It FEELS like San Francisco. For some reason, the slightly closer proximity to downtown, the closely-knit homes, and unique architecture all blend together to make it feel like it is actually a part of the city, and not its own suburb.

2. The weather. Sunnyside has its name for a reason - the central neighborhood in San Francisco avoids much of the fog that comes in from the ocean, and the hills to the west protect it of some of the wind and cold. Therefore, the temperatures are more comfortable and manageable than they are in other parts of SF.

Bottom line? Nice place to live, don't bother visiting if you are a tourist.
  • Safe
  • Nearby parks
  • Shielded from SF fog
  • Not particularly close to anything
  • Not much nightlife
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish

"Good for transportation in Sunnyside"

Forester is a street located in the Sunnyside District. It is pretty quiet usually except when school begins and ends, because there are a lot of kids around. It has access to muni buses 23, 43, 36 and others. It is very close to some good businesses on Monterey. There is a Safeway, a convenience store, and Joe’s Burger, which is a really good restaurant. It is very close to St. Finn Barr private school and Sunnyside elementary school. It is also close to Sunnyside park, which is a good place to take a walk or exercise. Overall a pretty nice street to live on. I would recommend residing here with a family or retirees.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"A quiet spot in The City"

Foerster runs from Judson (City College ) to Teresita and loops back around to Teresita again. From Judson to Monterey is quite busy, with the 43 Masonic and the 36 Teresita buses running. At Monterey the 43 turns up the hill and there are a few shops - the local Safeway, a ropey pizza joint, a goofy liquor store and a few dry cleaners etc. The local watering hole is just down the street as well. Sunnyside park is just a ways up Foerster from Monterey and is great little park. The park kinda tucked away from the street, but work a stop, especially if you have little ones.

The last few blocks of the street are near the bottom of Mt. Davidson and the sweetest part of the street - Miraloma Park. Quiet, great neighbors and just a cool spot in The City. We moved here from Hayes Street (near Masonic) over 5 years ago. The downside - you have to go down to Glen Park, over to West Portal or over the hill to 24th or the Castro for the best selection of shopping/eats etc. Ocean street is trying to get it on, but its still a drive from Miraloma.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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