Potrero Hill

Potrero Hill is a suburban-feeling oasis on San Francisco’s sunny eastern peaks. 

As a sunny neighborhood where you can usually find an open parking space, Potrero Hill defies San Francisco stereotypes. This quiet neighborhood hugs the curves of the city’s eastern hills, offering stunning views of the Financial District and the SF Bay. While Potrero Hill is home base for many laid-back local haunts and casual music venues, this polite area leaves it to nearby neighborhoods like SoMa and the Mission District to provide edgier entertainment options.

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On the Map

Potrero Hill is bordered by Mission Bay, Dogpatch, Bernal Heights, SoMa, Mission District, and Bayview

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  • Having a car is Possible

SFO Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic or 58 minutes by BART
Golden Gate Park: 59 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 47 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 31 minutes by public transit

A Village on the Hill

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Potrero Hill feels more like a small town than an urban neighborhood.

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Its colorful cottages and multi-level homes lend San Francisco's hillsides a quaint sophistication.

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You might lose your breath climbing Potrero Hill's steep inclines.

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No matter the shape you're in, if the ascent doesn't take your breath away, the sweeping views of the city will.

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Urban Amenities at a Suburban Pace

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Walk, shop, dine, and read. Whatever you do in Potrero Hill, don't do it in a rush.

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Independence means something to the neighborhood.

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Encounter a locally-owned, and locally-supported, business on every corner in Potrero Hill.

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Known for being a safe, friendly, dog-filled neighborhood."

Photography

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Originally trained as an architect, Odessa has shifted her passion to photography of all sorts. She specializes in family, children and newborn photography but enjoys pursuing architectural photography as well. She calls San Francisco home with her husband and daughter.

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