Potrero Hill

Scenic beauty and ample sunshine epitomize this lively San Francisco enclave

Welcome to Potrero Hill


The world-class city of San Francisco is renowned for dozens of reasons, from its first-rate culinary scene to its array of cultural wonders to its…fog. Potrero Hill is a breath of fresh air in this regard (and more). The region is shielded from the city’s characteristic mist and frequently enjoys sun-splashed, gorgeous days.


That’s only one part of its magic. Stunning Victorians and elegant Edwardians line its verdant streets, which are perpetually alive with families with strollers and affluent professionals out for walks with their pups. Noe Valley and Potrero Hill’s one-of-a-kind boutiques and slew of wonderful eateries amplify this district’s appeal. In sum, this is one of the most desirable sections of San Francisco, a place that carries a small-town vibe within a thrilling urban setting.


What to Love


  • A warm, inviting ambiance
  • Surrounded by several lush parks
  • Proximity to downtown San Francisco
  • Excellent weather
  • Spectacular vistas


Local Lifestyle


Noe Valley is affectionately referred to as Stroller Valley, thanks to the high concentration of families with young children, while Potrero Hill is well-known for its dynamic, vibrant, and welcoming ethos. A huge part of this region’s charm is the festivals and community events held throughout the year and the strong, caring bonds neighbors have with each other. Whether your next-door neighbor is a professor or an artist, or a retiree, you’re bound to be touched by the genuine affability of this community.


Dining, Shopping & Entertainment 


Noe Valley and Potrero Hill abound with superb eateries that are optimal for luxurious weekend brunches, business lunches, late-night bites, and cozy dinners — you name it. 


Farm-to-table fare takes center stage at Noe Valley’s rustic-chic Firefly Restaurant, where you can dive into delicious dishes like daikon cakes and scallop dumplings. L’Ardoise Bistro is famed throughout the area (and the city as a whole) for its luscious French fare and fabulous wine list, while Saru Sushi has a warm, festive feel, impeccable service, and an artistic interior, to say nothing about its stand-out sake and sushi.


The Anchor Brewing Company in Potrero Hill is filled with historic charm. After sampling a flight of their ales, you can take a fabulous and enlightening tour of the oldest brewing facility in the city. Meanwhile, date nights and special occasions are frequently savored by San Francisco residents at the intimate and lovely Chez Maman East, where you can linger over vintage wine, escargot, mussels, and sweet and savory crepes.


Things to Do


Noe Valley and Potrero Hill are goldmines for pleasurable activities. Residents here often spend their weekends and evenings perusing Noe Valley’s 24th Street. It is the crown jewel of the area and a place resplendent with a wine shop, a bookstore, unique boutiques, and outstanding eateries. It’s also on this vibrant avenue that you’ll find the Noe Valley Farmers Market, a popular spot overflowing with fresh produce, artisan bread, and gourmet treats. 


Mission Dolores Park is another go-to spot for San Francisco locals. Spanning nearly 16 lush acres, it features tennis courts, picnic spots, sweeping views, and a fun, spirited ambiance. For a memorable hike on a warm day, residents also flock to the iconic Twin Peaks to soak up the tremendous views. For even more staggering vistas of the city skyline (and, on clear days, of Oakland in the distance), there’s always the pristine and peaceful Potrero Hill Recreation Center. The adjacent park, complete with benches, is the perfect place to spend time with your family and pets.




Several high-ranking schools are near Noe Valley and Potrero Hill, including:



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Overview for Potrero Hill, CA

13,538 people live in Potrero Hill, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $110,892. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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37 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Potrero Hill, CA

Potrero Hill has 6,443 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Potrero Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,538 people call Potrero Hill home. The population density is 18,477.606 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.52 / 49.48%

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Schools in Potrero Hill, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Potrero Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
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The New School of San Francisco
K - 5th
Webster (Daniel) Elementary
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King (Thomas Starr) Elementary
K - 5th
8th - 12th

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