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.
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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