Ocean Beach, a popular Northern California surfing destination
View of Ocean Beach looking towards Golden Gate Park
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A Relaxed & Friendly Community

Combined with the Sunset District, the Parkside neighborhood is located on the city's western edge along the southern portion of Sunset. True to its name, Parkside is surrounded by many fantastic parks and is boarded by Ocean Beach. People enjoy exploring the trails and activities surrounding Lake Merced, Pine Lake Park, the San Francisco Zoo, and Golden Gate Park.

Ocean Beach is one of San Francisco's most tightly guarded secrets. This stretch of beach is, in fact, one of the most iconic surf spots in Northern California. People enjoy watching pelicans glide and dive, ships and sailboats navigate the Golden Gate, and surfers of incredible athleticism ride the mighty swell from the shores of Ocean Beach.

Life on the city's western edge provides locals a reprieve from the bustling urban life and easy access to central San Francisco. Many homes in this residential neighborhood have stucco facades in various friendly colors. 
This neighborhood has a friendly community of families, start-up founders, and professionals who take advantage of the location for work-life balance. There are excellent schools, farmer's markets, and delicious restaurants and bars like Outerlands, Hook Fish, White Cap, Damnfine, Sunset Cantina, and Palm City only moments away. Kickstart your day with coffee shops and bakeries, like Devil's Teeth, which are so good they have a cult following. 


Shannon Hughes sitting at table

Favorite Features

  • The area has a perfect balance of adventure and zen! 
  • Great neighborhood for those seeking work-life balance 
  • A community of families, start-up founders & professionals
  • This stretch of Ocean Beach is known as a top spot for surfing 
  • Reconnect with nature & step back from the bustle of urban life
  • Enjoy an easy commute to Central San Francisco
  • Terrific schools, farmer's markets, and delicious restaurants
  • Pick-out plants at Sloat Garden Center, locally owned for 50 years
  • Enjoy Irish food, drinks & events at the United Irish Cultural Center
  • Attend a free concert at Stern Grove
  • Explore the San Francisco Zoo 

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View of Ocean Beach looking towards Golden Gate Park
A surfer standing on Ocean Beach, awaiting the perfect wave
View of Ocean Beach looking towards the San Francisco Zoo
Close-up view of a sand dollar found at Ocean Beach
A colorful mosaic sculpture featured in a round-about along the Great Highway
View of a sign for the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens
Pots and plants found at Sloat Garden Center in Parkside, San Francisco
Street view of the United Irish Cultural Center in the Parkside community
View of the baseball fields at McCoppin Park in Parkside, San Francisco
Exterior view of Underdogs Restaurant in the Parkside neighborhood
View of a street in Parkside neighborhood, lined with shops
Exterior view of the blue and yellow facade of Java Beach Cafe
Street view of the Gus's corner market, featuring crates of fresh fruits and veggies
Exterior view Devils Teeth, a popular baking company in the Parkside neighborhood
View of the Sunset Cantina in Parkside, San Francisco
View of Papa Mak's restaurant in Parkside, a popular burger joint
Restaurant Damnfine, in Parkside San Francisco
View of a local establishment in Parkside with outdoor seating
Wooden sign for Queen Wilhelmina Garden in Golden Gate Park
View of the Dutch Windmill at Golden Gate Park surrounded by flowers
Image of a dog standing by the ocean at Ocean Beach, San Francisco
View of the waves at Ocean Beach and birds flying above

Neighborhood homes