Sunnyside is a small, friendly residential neighborhood comprised of mostly single-family homes located near an abundance of recreation. One of its most popular outdoor attractions is Balboa Park, a somewhat hidden gem that offers something for everyone, from a playground and tennis courts to an indoor swimming pool. The Sunnyside Recreation Center, which underwent a major remodel, is a beautiful spot for strolling and picnicking, and is the site of frequent community events.
For everyday conveniences, residents walk to the quaint shops along the small commercial strip of Monterey Boulevard, but for even more plentiful dining and nightlife options, they make a beeline for Diamond and Cheery Streets in the nearby Glen Park commercial district. There, the blocks are over flowing with wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, and specialty stores, many frequented by students from nearby City College. A charming Farmer’s Market is held every weekend in Glen Park Village, gathering residents from around this amicable neighborhood. For commuters, proximity to the BART station and easy freeway access make Sunnyside an ideal spot to call home. © 2016 Maryann LoRusso