The Outer Richmond has a laid-back, beach-town quality, along with abundant outdoor opportunities for those who enjoy bundling up on foggy days. Both Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park are within easy reach, and a good portion of the area has wide streets and relatively flat terrain for biking and walking. Several Muni bus lines serve the area, including the 38 Geary, the 5 Fulton, and the 31 Balboa. Browse our selection of Outer Richmond homes for sale.
Some neighborhood homes come with ocean views and are near several beaches. Pocket-sized China Beach is popular for sunbathing, while mile-long Baker Beach provides stunning views of the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge. On sunny weekends, Ocean Beach is filled with kite flyers, surfers, and families with picnics.
Hikers head to the Lands End Trail, which meanders along the cliffs above the sea, past the Sutro Baths and the Legion of Honor. Numerous walking and jogging paths crisscross adjacent Golden Gate Park. At the private Lincoln Park Golf Club, golfers enjoy lovely ocean views from every hole.
After a vigorous day of recreation, locals grab a bowl of clam chowder at Louis', which overlooks the Sutro Baths at Point Lobos. Geary Boulevard, the Outer Richmond’s main shopping artery, is lined with restaurants of every ethnicity, from Mexican, Russian, French, and Italian to a plethora of establishments serving food from every corner of Asia.
Cultural opportunities abound in this neighborhood as well. The Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park features art from around the world. The popular art-house Balboa Theatre regularly shows second- and third-run Euro and independent flicks. Golden Gate Park’s renowned museums are just a short drive or bus ride away.
For housing options, the Outer Richmond features three- and four-bedroom, single-family homes with hardwood floors, bay windows, yards, wood-burning fireplaces and garages. Newly remodeled condominiums and multiunit homes are also available for singles and couples. Some homes offer spectacular views of Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, and Ocean Beach, where residents can stroll out onto their decks to enjoy a wonderful sunset.