Potrero Hill & Dogpatch
Partially isolated from other parts of San Francisco by two freeways and the city’s hilly geography, and the best weather in the City, Potrero Hill is a neighborhood with a very defined culture.
What began as a working-class neighborhood in the second half of the 19th century has blossomed into an upper-middle-class haven, mostly due to the dot com boom of the 1990s.
Whether you work down the peninsula at a high-tech campus, or in a loft-turned-startup space in SOMA, Potrero Hill offers easy access to transportation to and from your office.
Warm, friendly, quiet, residential, Potrero Hill offers beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, and, from the top of the right hill, stunning panoramas of the city skyline. With some of the best transportation options of any neighborhood in the City – the 101 and 280 freeways, its own Caltrain station and the 3rd Street Rail – it is ideal for commuters.
Slated for ground breaking in early 2014, Potrero Hill’s historic Pier 70 waterfront and warehouses will be the site of new residential buildings, restaurants, high tech office space, music and event venues, and public parks and walkways. The idea is to build upon the culture established in the Dogpatch are of Potrero Hill. With the 3rd Street rail and many trendy restaurants, galleries and even wineries. This waterfront area is a haven for residents and is destined to be one of the most energetic in the City.
Beyond the new construction, the gentrified Potrero Hill neighborhood has already begun to develop its own sights and sounds.
The 18th Street corridor, which runs east from Potrero Hill’s border with The Mission, to The San Francisco Bay’s western shore, has its own collection of trendy coffee shops, restaurants, music venues, and bars. Farley’s coffee shop, Goat Hill Pizza, Chez Maman, and Plow, famous for it’s grilled potatoes, are to name but a few.
Anchor Brewing Company’s distillery and brewery is another prominent San Francisco attraction located in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. The brewery offers free tours on weekdays (though it is recommended you make reservations up to months in advance) that provide insight into the process of steam beer brewing.
With its own waterfront promenade, sunny weather, easy access to the rest of San Francisco, as well as the peninsula to the south, Potrero Hill is an ideal location for a high tech commuter, or someone looking to be an early arrival to San Francisco’s newest burgeoning neighborhood.