Dogpatch - Potrero Hill
The Dogpatch - Potrero Hill neighborhood is as historic as it is vibrant. Populated in the late 1800s by industrial workers and their families, the Dogpatch was one of the few areas in San Francisco to survive the 1906 earthquake and fire. In 2002, the Dogpatch became an officially designated historic district of the city of San Francisco.
The Dogpatch is a hip can-do neighborhood that rose from the ruins of the old industrial waterfront. Steadily gaining a rise in popularity as an up and coming neighborhood, the Dogpatch is currently going through a positive transformation and is home to trendy converted dockside warehouses and factories that have been developed into live-in artist studios and hip shared spaces. Dogpatch is an enticing culinary destination, and foodies are flooding to its slow food restaurant scene. Better known for its epicurean offerings than its late-night culture, the Dogpatch has plenty of accessible transit options to take you and your guests anywhere in SF. Adjacent to the waterfront, the Dogpatch is squared off by Potrero Hill to the east, Mariposa Street to the north, I-280 to the west, and Cesar Chavez to the south.
For decades, Potrero Hill remained one of the best-kept secrets in San Francisco. Shipyards and working docks on one side of the hill, and bakeries, breweries, and warehouses on the other gave a decidedly blue-collar appearance to this quiet neighborhood. As South of Market was colonized by the dot-com explosion, the former warehouses and factories were converted to office space and live/work lofts. San Francisco high-rises sprang up along the 3rd Street corridor, and Potrero Hill became a happening neighborhood.
The Dogpatch homes and commercial real estate have quite a history. Many of the neighborhood’s former factories, warehouses, shipyards, and mills have become live/work lofts, high-tech professional workspaces, and trendy restaurants. Because of this, you will find a lot of activity during the work week, but once the weekend comes around it is a quiet and sunny place with people who are authentic, creative, innovative, artistic, and neighborly.
In the Dogpatch foodies enjoy innovative and fresh foods from a variety of local restaurants, including Just for You Cafe, The Ramp, Yield Wine Bar, and Mission Rock Resort. American cuisine restaurant Serpentine is located in what was once a tin-can factory’s boiler room. Residents who prefer to cook at home can stop by Whole Foods Market after work. On sunny days, locals gather at Esprit Park for a picnic while their dogs play.
Nearby, Potrero Hill’s 18th Street corridor features more trendy bars, cafes, and restaurants. Blooms Saloon has dramatic views of downtown San Francisco, while Mission Hill Saloon was selected as one of the best dive bars in the country.
Silicon Valley 45m by car
South San Francisco 20m by car
Financial District 15m by car, 30m by public transit
The Dogpatch’s location along the T-Third Street Muni light-rail line and its close proximity to Caltrain, Highway 101, and Interstate 280 makes for easy commuting throughout the Bay Area. Nearby Mission Bay is the headquarters for the University of California, San Francisco research campus. Multiple Muni bus and light-rail lines provide convenient access to downtown.
The Market & Future Outlook
The Dogpatch/Potrero Hill real estate market is currently on an slight downward trend in property values, but experiencing a rise in. The average sales price of homes in this area is $881,933. Homes are listed for an average of 75 days in Hayes Valley.
Residential real estate options in the Dogpatch-Potrero Hill include Victorian cottages constructed in the 1860s. Penthouse lofts feature Downtown, East Bay, and Bay Bridge views; private patios; and garages. Many live/work lofts in historic buildings have expansive windows and exposed brick walls.
The Food + Spirits
Serpentine | American Comfort Food
Marcella's Lasagneria | Homemade Italian
Long Bridge Pizza Co. | Pizza, Salad, Sub
Piccino | California Italian
Hard Knox Cafe | Soul Food
The Ramp | Waterfront Gastropub
Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill | Latin Cuisine
Just For You Cafe | Breakfast Cafe
Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing | Brewery
Mission Rock Resort | Waterside Oyster Bar
STEM Kitchen & Garden | Mediterranean
Bars & Lounges (*Temporarily Closed)
Dogpatch Saloon | Specialty Cocktails
Yield | Wine and Gourmet Snacks
Third Rail | Spiffy, Creative Drinks
Everything in Between
Why The Dogpatch-Potrero Hill District?
A thriving hub for art and design
Bustling with transformation, this rising hub of local makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs is gaining attention for its raw environment awaiting to be interpreted and defined by its artistic inhabitants. Galleries and artists have migrated from downtown to the Dogpatch because of the creativity the atmosphere fosters, quick access to new restaurants on 22nd Street and waterfront views.
950 Tennessee brings 129 new residences to the Dogpatch neighborhood in a mid-rise building that rises four stories above Tennessee Street. Located between 20th and 22nd streets.
Millwheel North fronts two streets, with two buildings that have separate street addresses but are tied together by a shared landscaped courtyard. The two building addresses are 1275 Indiana St. and 1260 Minnesota St. Millwheel North is located in the Dogpatch MLS sub-district, and is located directly across the street from Progress Park. It also offers an incredibly convenient location for commuters to the South Bay and Silicon Valley.
Millwheel South is the little sister in the two-building Millwheel family, and she's also the older sister, finishing construction in 2012 while Millwheel North completed initial sales in 2014. Located on a slightly smaller lot than Millwheel North, there are 32 condo homes at Millwheel South. It's located within walking distance of the 3rd street corridor and many of the new shops and boutiques in the Dogpatch.
777 Tennessee street will bring 59 new homes to the Dogpatch neighborhood in a six-story mid-rise building located at the NE intersection of Tennessee and 19th streets. The development will have 50 parking spaces for cars and 59 bicycle parking spots.
The 815 Tennessee project included partial demolition of an existing two-story, 32,000-square-foot industrial building built in 1926 and construction of a five-story, 58-foot-tall, 74,359-square-foot residential condo building with underground parking. A portion of the original industrial building that contains the brick façade remains to serve as a visual reminder of the building’s original use and the industrial history of the neighborhood.
A mid-rise building with 44 homes designed by Workshop 1 is planned for 901 Tennessee at the SE corner of Tennessee and 20th streets in the Dogpatch neighborhood. The size mix includes three studios, 23 one-bedroom homes, 15 two-bedroom homes (including five “flexible occupancy” units that can also house office space), and three three-bedroom units.
The Stanley Saitowitz-designed residential project offers an interesting aesthetic in a boutique building. This compact transformable living spaces fulfill a range of needs in the area, from a two bedroom apartment to an open loft.
Designed by renowned San Francisco architect Anne Fougeron, 1201 Tennessee Street is located in San Francisco’s Dogpatch District, a neighborhood that mixes historic residential with an eclectic mix of arts, crafts, and dining. 1201 Tennessee neighbors the Third Street rail to SF’s Financial District, and is within walking distance of Mission Bay and the Caltrans Baby Bullet Train to the Peninsula.
800 Indiana includes 338 new residential units spread out over three buildings, each five stories in height. The development will also feature three new public plazas as well space for 177 bikes and 230 cars.