What to Love
- Oceanfront views
- Convenient access to multiple parks
- Diverse dining options
- San Francisco Zoo
People & Lifestyle
The Richmond and Sunset districts have longstanding Irish, Russian, Jewish, and Chinese roots, and those influences can still be felt in the restaurants, churches, delis, and synagogues that dot the neighborhoods. The districts are primarily made up of working professionals and immigrant communities.
Dining & Shopping
Richmond’s Clement Street is sometimes called the “Second Chinatown” because of its influx of Chinese eateries. The cultural diversity doesn’t stop there, though—you can find everything from Thai to Persian to Pakistani to Peruvian restaurants lining the streets.
For some of the best pastries in the city, head to Tartine, a local outpost of the cult classic bakery known for its freshly baked loaves of bread, buttery pains au chocolat, and breakfast sandwiches. Billed as the best bakery in the city by more than one loyal fan, Tartine is the perfect place to grab breakfast and cappuccinos with friends.
For lunch, opt for Mexican and margaritas at Tia Margaritas or sample traditional Burmese samosas, curry, and noodles at Burma Superstar. For a more elegant sit-down dinner, make a reservation at Outerlands, a New American restaurant that offers fish, steak, salads, and other classic fare.
Things to Do
Flanked by the Pacific Ocean, Richmond is a picturesque and inviting community that offers ready access to nature as well as a peaceful, serene setting. It borders Golden Gate Park to the south and Lincoln Park, Mountain Lake Park, and the Presidio of San Francisco to the north. Boasting everything from Cliff House to Sutro Baths, Richmond is perfect for nature lovers and outdoorsy types.
In the 19th century, neighboring Sunset district was covered by sand dunes and referred to as the “Outside Lands” by locals. Today, the oceanfront neighborhood features plenty of parks as well as the San Francisco Zoo and Lake Merced, the largest lake in San Francisco. It’s also home to several golf courses, including the San Francisco Golf Club and the Olympic Club.
Sunset is known for its tract homes and row homes (originally built into the sand dunes), which sell for a median price of $1.51 million. Richmond is home to Edwardian-era houses and single-family homes that sell for a median price of $1.978 million. Anyone looking for cultural diversity and ready outdoor access will find it in the Richmond and Sunset districts.