"As quiet as it gets in the big city"
The Inner Richmond is a big agglomeration of peaceful, friendly, highly walkable neighborhoods half an hour from downtown San Francisco. It's quiet and residential, but you're never more than a 10-minute walk from a grocery store, laundromat, hardware store, bakery, and video store. And -- thanks to Clement St. -- there's also a limitless supply of good dim sum, sushi, and Korean barbecues. For outdoor lovers, no place is more than a short walk to Golden Gate Park or the Presidio! A lot of people seem to think of the Richmond as a far-off suburb, but it’s got great public transit. You can take the Muni to downtown in about 30 minutes, anytime of day or night, and there are also several bus lines that run to the Soma area. The only negative here is that there isn’t a BART station within easy reach – you have to take the bus either east to Civic Center or south to Glen Park.