Orbital View: San Francisco's Biggest Hood

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Bordered by the ocean to the west and Golden Gate Park to the north, the Sunset District is home to about 85,000 people:

Quigley quotes from a real-estate listing:

[The Sunset] is one of San Francisco’s most family-friendly neighborhoods, with sprawling blocks of quaint single-family abodes. The restaurants and bars at western base of Twin Peaks provide lattes to baby-clad mothers while the surfing community holes up on the cool, fog-laden beachfront huts lining the Great American Highway.

If you grew up in the Sunset District and want to share a memory about the neighborhood, let us know.

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