Originally called the Outside Lands, the Sunset District began as sand and scrub, but was built out along Golden Gate Park when it was established in the 1890’s. Through the latter half of the 20th century, residents here were traditionally long-time locals and UCSF students. The dot com boom in the late 1990’s brought a wave of young professionals to the area who took advantage of the convenient N Judah train which runs through the neighborhood, connecting residents to downtown. This migration also brought an influx of money, new shops and first-rate restaurants, most of which are still centered near 9th and Irving Streets in the Inner Sunset, one of the neighborhood’s most vibrant commercial districts. Central Sunset real estate includes spacious homes made up of Edwardian and contemporary flats, condominiums and apartments. Positioned between the Inner and Outer Sunset, a short distance from Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park. Central Sunset homes are in an area that still has the feel of a small town, with a decidedly urban edge. On the way to the Outer Sunset you’ll find Stern Grove, Ocean Beach, and many shops along Noriega and Taraval Streets, and finally the San Francisco Zoo.