Welcome to Potrero Hill
A friendly neighborhood with scenic views and a balanced lifestyle
“Potrero” is Spanish for “pasture,” and it rings true in Potrero Hill, as this is a quiet San Francisco suburb that feels removed from the rest of the city. Potrero Hill is at the top of the hills, so residents have gorgeous views of the city, the Bay, and the surrounding landscape.
Potrero Hill is primarily a residential area, with upscale lofts and condominiums attracting young professionals to the area. The single-family homes include Victorians that are full of character and draw in families to the quiet hillside living.
What to Love
Scenic views of the bay and the city skyline
Quiet living in the hills above San Francisco
Locally owned shops and restaurants
Life in Potrero Hill is quiet. It is literally above all the noise and traffic of San Francisco. The community in Potrero Hill is friendly, with many residents living here for generations. Shop owners tend to know the customers by name. It has just enough quaint cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, and retail venues to keep residents happy and not overtake the serene environment.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Blu Dot is a modern furniture store that can help update anyone’s furnishings to the most trendy pieces. The store is designed so that you can see any furnishings that fit together. Having a designated parking lot makes shopping for furniture an easier process than in other stores in the area.
Anyone looking for a great cup of coffee can find it at Farley’s Coffeehouse. On the patio, the tables are set up so people can play board games or put their work before them. Pets are welcome at Farley’s as long as they are leashed and well-behaved.
Christopher’s Books is Potrero Hill’s favorite book store with a pet-friendly atmosphere and an amazing selection of reads. The corner store creates a cozy atmosphere in the heart of Potrero Hill. The San Francisco Public Library also has a branch in Potrero Hill.
The largest tourist attraction in the area, Anchor Brewing Company, was created in 1869 and is still going strong. Visitors can tour the brewery and sample some of the products. The California lager and the fog breaker IPA have patrons returning for more.
Things to Do
Potrero Hill Festival is an outdoor celebration that spans four blocks and helps raise money for the essential services around Potrero. Tons of local vendors come together to provide food, drinks, and other goods during the festival. Live performers and musicians play to the crowd and make the festival a lively event.
The 18th Street Corridor in Potrero Hill is the central retail district with terrific, locally-owned cafes, restaurants, and boutiques to explore. It is where the community celebrations and parades are held, such as the Mexican Independence Parade.
Baseball fans in Potrero have only a short distance to make it to Oracle Park. Oracle Park is where the San Francisco Giants practice and play. People are allowed to rent out the private rooms at the park to host their own parties, or they can join the fun at one of the public events.
Those looking for a fun afternoon outing should make their way to Mckinley Square Park, located off Vermont Street. This park has a playground, a picnic area, and a dog zone. Another great park to enjoy the outdoors is the Potrero Hill Recreation Center, which offers tons of amenities such as ball fields and a community garden.