For decades, Potrero Hill lingered on as a low-key district in San Francisco. The presence of shipyards and working docks on one section of the hill and bakeries, breweries and warehouses on the other gave Portrero Hill an emphatically blue-collar outlook to this serene district. During the inception of the dot.com industry and subsequent colonization of South of Market, the former warehouses and factories were transformed into live/work lofts and office space. High-rises kicked off on 3rd Street corridor and Portrero Hill was metamorphosed into a trendy district.
Present day Potrero Hill has a lot more benefit to offer locals apart from its cool location. The locals enjoy great weather, stunning visuals and have easy access to public transportation to downtown San Francisco or Silicon Valley. The homes available for sale in Potrero Hill consist primarily of single-family Victorian homes many of which were still standing after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Some of the finest French Provencal bistro cuisine on this side of the Atlantic can be found in Potrero Hill in shops like Chez Papa Bistrot situated along 18th Street. There is also a vintage bar Blooms Saloon – named after the heroine of Ulysses – offers pool tables and magnificent visuals of the city at night. The iconic come-as-you-are local favorite coffee shop Farley’s makes java potent enough to slice through any fog.
At the base of the hill, the view is a vibrant mixture of students studying at the California College of the Arts campus and California Culinary Academy. There is also a local bar named Bottom of the Hill known for hosting amateur music acts. A Whole Foods Market was recently launched in the district.
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- Published: October 25, 2018
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