The densely populated, Outer Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, California, was built in the 1920s. Although the neighborhood does not directly border the historic Mission District, it was built as an extension of that area.
Bounded by Geneva Avenue, Mission Street, Alemany Boulevard, and Daly City, the Outer Mission neighborhood is residential and attracts a wide demographic of singles, young professionals, and families. It is common for many homes to have “in-law quarters” or coach houses built into the garage spaces.
San Francisco is known as a dog-friendly town, and dog owners in Outer Mission have access to several parks where they can exercise and socialize their pets: the Bernal Heights Off-Leash Dog Park, Crocker-Amazon Off-Leash Dog Park, and Buena Vista Off-Leash Dog Park.
There are also plenty of family-friendly parks and attractions, like the Crocker-Amazon Playground and Skate Park, Fort Funston, and Mission Dolores. The area is served by two universities: San Francisco City College and San Francisco State University.
The Outer Mission is also located near San Francisco’s Castro District, Haight-Ashbury, and Golden Gate Park, which features many museums and conservatories like the California Academy of Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum.
Outer Mission’s extensive public transit system takes its residents and tourists to San Francisco’s popular destinations for shopping, restaurants, bars, shops, sporting events, and other entertainment. Public transportation includes BART, MUNI, Metro lines, bus lines and SamTrans. Resident cyclists use the bike lanes along Alemany Boulevard. The neighborhood also provides easy access to highways 1, 101 and 82.
Downtown San Francisco destinations include the San Francisco Civic Center, the Embarcadero, Union Square, Chinatown, Coit Tower, Lombard Street, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Moscone Center.