District 2: Central West
District 2, or as it’s more fondly known, the Sunset District, gives the feeling of a small-town ensconced in a big city. A strong sense of community pervades here in this quiet yet charming area by the ocean. A mix of lifelong surfers, urban professionals, and families, the Sunset District is peppered with cozy pastel-colored stucco houses, multifamily dwellings, as well as modern condos and co-ops. Locals can be seen lining up at trendy spots like Hook Fish Co for a quick fish taco, Trouble coffee for a mean brew or taking in the majesty of the Pacific from Ocean beach. If it’s brunch you’re hungering for, try Outerlands on Judah Street or just snag a quick vegan burrito and smoothie from Judahlicious. Dog lovers will enjoy the annual Corgi-con Pawty on Ocean Beach. If pooches aren’t your thing, just kick back and watch the surfers or warm up by a bonfire. Enjoy live music outdoors at one of Stern Grove’s many events. Take a hike on the famous tile steps or just relax with a picnic at the nearby Golden Gate Park. This diverse and laidback district offers something for everyone, from singles to couples to families. If it’s a quiet community with proximity to the big city life you’re looking for, District 2 is the perfect place for you.