Sunnyside Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Unlike its name, the community of Sunnyside is often bathed in fog, rather than sunshine, but that doesn’t stop this picturesque neighborhood from enjoying a lively community life. Located in the center of the city and not far from many attractions, Sunnyside offers residents the best of quiet suburbia and bustling city life. The neighborhood was founded by German-born San Franciscan Behrend Joost, who started the California Dredging Company in the 1880s, which was commissioned to dig the Panama Canal. Though Joost’s company was unsuccessful in digging the canal, he became a rich man in the process.
Home designs in Sunnyside run the gamut, from Victorians built early in the 1900s, to Arts and Crafts-style and Mediterranean-style homes built in the 1920s, to condominiums erected in the 1950s. Sunnyside encompasses zip code 94112. The community is bounded by Melrose Avenue to the north, Mission Street to the east, Ocean Avenue to the south, and Miramar Avenue to the west. The area is primarily residential, although you’ll find some commercial buildings here as well, such as shops, restaurants, and service establishments.
Of the many appealing aspects of Sunnyside is the Sunnyside Conservatory, which is located within the community, just north of today’s Monterey Avenue, between Baden and Congo. Constructed in 1901, this landmark features acres of gardens, walking paths, and a renovated early-1900s conservatory. Sunnyside also sits just south of Mount Davidson Park, which offers 40 acres of public open space ideal for strolling, hiking, and biking. At the top of the park, there are expansive city views. This destination is 927 feet above sea level, making it the highest point on the San Francisco skyline. Also nearby is the San Francisco City College, which was founded in 1935 and serves over 100,000 students.