After being known for nearly a century as home to one of San Francisco’s primary industrial centers, Potrero Hill has become one of the City’s most desirable places to live in recent years with its close proximity to downtown and easy freeway access. Exceptional city views can be found from many of the homes, condominiums and loft projects that canvas the north slope of Potrero Hill that rises above the flatlands that include the San Francisco Design Center and the California Culinary Academy. The Hill’s vibrant 18th Street business district is well known for its unique mix of shops and restaurants that cater to locals and visitors alike. Another well-known business located on Potrero Hill is the Anchor Steam Brewery, one the first and most successful microbreweries in the United States.
Potrero Hill is roughly bounded by Vermont Street to the west, 14th Street to the north, 3rd Street to the east and Cesar Chavez Street to the south.