Potrero Hill Real Estate



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Back in the day young families looking to settle down had to leave the overpriced city. But recently gentrified Potrero Hill has changed that. San Francisco’s Potrero Hill real estate features lofts and condos for city life. Potrero Hill has the unique convenience of the suburbs. This includes offering major grocery chains, many parks and in some cases, easy parking.

Potrero Hill condo and lofts offers panoramic views of San Francisco.



The location of Potrero Hill is south of SOMA and Mission Bay. Potrero Hill boasts some of San Francisco’s sunniest weather. Potrero Hill is a known quiet niche on the east side of the city. Potrero Hill offers city style condos and lofts. The neighborhood also has an array of diverse architecture and Victorian style homes. Movie fans may recognize the views of the city at the top of the hill. This famous crest is the filming location for many of 40 Days and 40 Nights’ best cityscapes. Potrero Hill boasts a picturesque location away from the madness of the city. It remains accessible to major metropolitan areas via public transportation and the surrounding freeways.


Potrero Hill offers both convenience and city style.
Major grocery chains, Safeway and Whole Foods make grocery shopping painless. The area features many dining options. Former warehouses and industrial spaces have transformed into stunning lofts and condos. The blend of city homes and convenient shopping is ideal for many families.

Some lofts keep remnants of their industrial past. There are vast open spaces for live/work arrangements. Some lofts have exposed elements and supersized windows for stunning views. Other lofts have morphed into more traditional living spaces. These have defined rooms and designer finishes. Potrero Hill was one of the earliest adopters of loft living. Thus, Potrero Hill features many different styles of lofts.



The Dogpatch part of the neighborhood is the location for many of Potrero Hill’s condos. The Dogpatch is one of the former industrial districts of the city. Currently it is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Families, including O.J. Simpson’s childhood home, lived on the hill in Potrero Hill. Back then the surrounding areas were industrial. Now the boundaries between commercial and residential have begun to blur. This presents first time homeowners with more opportunities to find a property.

Neighborhood Attractions
City dwellers covet property in Potrero Hill for easy livability. Shopping is on 18th Street, between Connecticut and Texas streets. Elsewhere in Potrero Hill, you can also find great home décor stores to fill your new home. Favorite and unique cafes include Turkish Pera and Goat Hill Pizza. Local coffee shops and fitness studios are also in the area.
Anchor is one of California’s oldest and best known breweries. The establishment has been brewing in the neighborhood since 1896. The brewery offers tours and tastes for both locals and visitors.

The Potrero Hill area is friendly and collaborative. Gardens are in every yard and community parks and recreation centers abound. You will also find the SomArts Cultural Center in Potrero Hill. For families and kids, Potrero also features several playgrounds and parks.

Lombard Street usually draws the attention for being the Crookedness Street in San Francisco. Yet, Potrero Hill is the location of the actual croakiest street. It is Vermont Street, just south of McKinley Park.

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SOMA Neighborhood San Francisco

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The South of Market (SOMA)

The South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood in San Francisco has become one of the cities most sought after addresses. The area is filled with professionals living an elite urban lifestyle in the city’s signature lofts and condos.


SOMA neighborhood San Francisco has a rich history. Originally an industrial center.  Also had some years as an epicenter for nightclubs. A few industrial spaces still exist but now the area is much more livable. Complete with lofts, restaurants and convenient shopping. Lest you fear getting tired of city dwelling, a green park is a welcome respite for a picnic or just to walk your dog.


Convenient to the Financial District, and steps away from Caltrans. Many lofts offer live/work options for the increasing number of freelancers. Although many apartments have pet restrictions, many of the SOMA lofts are pet friendly. Unlike other loft locations built out of commercial buildings in industrial neighborhoods. SOMA offers the opportunity to be close to necessities such as shops and public transportation. And has a high walk score, thanks to the nearby restaurants and museums.

Work at Home

Loft living offers a feeling of spaciousness in what can seem like a crowded city. When it comes to urban living, lofts have become a go-to for their architectural features, like exposed brick, wood and duct-work. The lack of interior walls presents a feeling of openness that you can’t find in a traditional home. Many lofts have high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows that provide plenty of natural light as well as city and bay views. Lofts are residential versions of former commercial spaces and may be undergoing construction, so be sure to ask your SOMA real estate expert about any future building plans.

Like condos, some loft communities have Homeowner’s Associations. Ask about fees and rules and regulations about what you can and can’t do to personalize your loft. The open space afforded by SOMA lofts offers the ability to create your own space and your own unique floor plan. In keeping with SOMA’s cultural affiliations and proximity to museums and theaters, many SOMA lofts offer wall space to display your own art collection.

Museums and Nightlife

A prime feature of SOMA is its closeness to some of the city’s best museums. Including the Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Gardens. Other cultural centers include the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Museum of the African Diaspora and the California Historical Society. The area has become so desirable that even some city offices have moved into the area. There are many private hotels for guests and a diverse restaurant and nightlife scene. SOMA is a blend between the city’s traditional financial district, the area’s diverse past and the presence of cultural centers and identities.

Each loft building in SOMA has its own unique feel. Whether you are seeking something industrial to live/work, want the creative freedom to make your own floor-plan. Or desire a full-service building, your SOMA realtor can find a space that works for your needs.


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