Potrero Hill is one of the sunniest and warmest neighborhoods of San Francisco. Sitting between the downtown financial district to the north and what was a heavy industrial area to the southeast, Potrero Hill has historically been close to the two major job centers within the city.
While the city has largely been de-industrialized, there have been major new developments in Mission Bay, such as the new UCSF campus and research center, which is directly adjacent to the northeast. Potrero Hill is also just south of the San Francisco Design District, which is a significant commercial center.
The majority of housing sales is split almost evenly between condos and SFRs which were 64% and 27% of unit sales over the last year.
The retail shopping and dining in Potrero Hill are not concentrated into one or two main areas. Rather, there are retail shops and restaurants along 18th Street, 20th Street, 17th and the new Safeway shopping complex on 16th Street.
Property values are highest in the section of Potrero Hill north of 22nd street and south of 17th street but away from the boundaries formed by Highway 101 and I-280. Property values in the south-east corner of Potrero Hill are negatively impacted by the public housing projects situated in the block between Wisconsin & 23rd and Texas & 25th Street.
This housing project is slowly being shuttered and will be redeveloped into condominiums, among other things, but these plans may take years to begin as the city is waiting for further attrition by the current residents.