Central West San Francisco Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Detached homes constructed from the 1920s to the 50s are found in Central West. Additionally there are apartments, townhouses, and condominiums with multiple, modern-day amenities in the neighborhood. Sidewalks are common. Central West is a family-oriented, primarily residential district which includes Parkside, Sunset, and Golden Gate Heights. The neighborhood is not a major hub of San Francisco, and the cafes and small mom and pop businesses allow the area to keep a small town feel.
Residents, visitors, and commuters use public transportation for trips to downtown San Francisco and Bay Area destinations. The San Francisco Unified School District has public schools in the neighborhood. San Francisco State University is nearby. For motorists, Central West is minutes from the 101 and 280 freeways. San Francisco International Airport, with its domestic and international flights, is minutes away.
Shopping enthusiasts have the Stonestown Galleria, Westlake Shopping Center, and Lakeshore Plaza, which are less than two miles away. Local attractions close to Central West include Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The 74,000-acre Golden Gate Park has over 1,200 historic structures and protects 27 rare and endangered species native to the area. The ruins of the Sutro Bath are a favorite tourist destination. Remains of the extravagant, 1896 bathhouse include crumbling stone clubhouses, jutting pipes, and stairways leading down the ocean cliffs.
Ocean Beach, with its stunning ocean views, is a well-known San Francisco escape and an ideal family friendly location for relaxation. Residents and visitors can stroll along the surf and collect shells and sand dollars.
The five-story, landmark building of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a short walk from downtown San Francisco. Founded in 1935, the museum is devoted to modern and contemporary art.