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The Dog Patch Neighborhood

The Dogpatch is one of the most historically preserved neighborhoods due to it's survival of the 1906 earthquake and fires. It's rich history dates back to the Gold Rush era circa 1848 where initial beginnings from industrial factories and shipyard district began.

Today the neighborhood still has an abundance of it's historic buildings including factories and warehouses that have been converted into hip live-work loft and condo units. In addition, there are single family homes and duplex properties that still remain with their Victorian charm and period details.

Home to creative types and burgeoning entrepreneurs this area is in the path of progress. Many call it the cool part of SF due to the laid back style and low-key feel after all the commercial businesses have closed doors on the weekends.

Thriving restaurants, coffee shops, boutique shopping, walking, biking paths, and night life make this a chic and sophisticated neighborhood.

Head over to some of the top venues such as Serpentine, Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, Piccino, Progress Park, or the local staples Mission Rock and The Ramp.

The Vibe
Industrial and slightly edgy with an inlay of sophistication.
The People
Emerging entrepreneurs and creatives who appreciate the cool and chill lifestyle.
Fun Fact
A pack of feral dogs was rumored to once scavenge discarded meat from Butchertown, hence the neighborhood name.
Best Attribute
This neighborhood is blossoming with expansion but is keeping it's charm and deep roots.
Real Estate
Victorian homes to luxury lofts and condos mixed in with industrial buildings.

The Neighborhood Vibe

One of the coolest neighborhoods in the world, recently voted by Time Out. This vibrant neighborhood is in the midst of change with the old and new alike. Buildings are stuck in time while the interiors have undergone gut renovations to cater to loft living and start-ups. Stroll down 22nd Street to be in the thick of it as the hot spot for the Dog Patch neighborhood with co-working space, Progress Park with dogs and a family playground, eat at the cute Just For You Cafe, or grab a specialty cocktail at the Dogpatch Saloon.

Typically picking up its pace during the evenings and on the weekends when the industrial and commercial industry closes down for the day. Locals and visitors flock to farm-to-table and meticulously poured libations at some of the cities most sought after foodie hotspots. There's never a shortage of art from the buildings still standing to galleries and boutiques featuring local artists and pop-up exhibitions. Overall this neighborhood is poised and on track to become one of the most eclectic locations with easy public transportation baked into the neighborhood, Muni T-Line, and a vast range of mixed-use buildings and historical architecture and evolving culture.

The People

Creative, artsy, intelligent, out-of-the box, a bit edgy, and trending on the younger side. The distribution of residents skew between mid 20's and early 40's. The concentration of artists and creative types thrive in this neighborhood. During the weekdays you'll see the parks are lightly used and coffee shops in full swing with patrons enjoying beverages while working on laptops or just enjoying this sunnier than normal SF neighborhood. Many new tech start-ups are beginning to move in to older warehouses and factories making the spaces open and community friendly to foster inspiration.

On a warm and sunny day, there are a lot of these days here, you'll find flocks of ice cream lovers getting their favorite scoop at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous. Taking a walk down 3rd street and enjoying The Museum of Craft and Design or taking the leap to climb a boulder at Dogpatch Boulders. Outdoor experiences are a must if you are a local, you have to take advantage of the great weather, head down to The Ramp for an early morning brunch and crawl over to Kelly's Mission Rock restaurant for an afternoon appetizer and water views with drinks.

Overall you'll find the people here are very laidback and enjoy the small town boutique feel of establishments and culturally chic lifestyle. There are many artists, creatives, and also a growing number of technology entrepreneurs who are finding this neighborhood very appealing. The average age in this neighborhood ranges from late 20's to early 40's. Most enjoy the ease of transportation via Caltrans Station at 22nd Street or the Muni-T line making accessibility and access to downtown San Francisco, freeways to Silicon Valley, East Bay, and the Peninsula make this a no brainer choice to live in.

Real Estate

Real estate in the Dog Patch / Central Waterfront was built for shipyards, warehouses, factories, and industrial business. Early residential homes dating back to the 1800's are still standing along side mixed use duplex and multi-unit properties. Once dilapidated warehouses and factories are now home to modern live-work lofts and condos. You won't find high-rise condo living here as mid-rise condos built within the existing envelope of these structures are required to preserve the historical details.

New development is fierce with an anticipated increase of population of 8,000 residents by 2025. Some of the new developments catering to this jump are 2177 3rd Street, Esprit Park, Millwheel South, Millwheel North, 1325 Indiana, and 701 Minnesota. These new and existing developments include brick and timber, loft style, live-work, and luxury condo styles. Additional development is underway at Pier 70 which will be one of the largest developments in the neighborhood when finished. Getting into an up-and-coming neighborhood early is key to lock in current values while the new developments rise and contribute to the overall community. Dog Patch is one of the fastest changing and hottest neighborhoods in San Francisco.


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