We moved, temporarily, for the week! We rented our place downtown and moved into an in-law unit in Potrero Hill. I know that’s unconventional, but Dean and I live pretty lean in that we’re not tied to our belongings and quite malleable in being able to jet whenever/wherever we choose. And we made a nice big chunk of change; otherwise I wouldn’t have done it.
I felt like we were on vacation in the city, exploring a beautiful residential neighborhood. Plus the peace and quiet, what a luxury. I walked around and discovered places I would have never gone to, places that don’t turn up in general Yelp searches. We watched the first game of the World Series with friends at Dear Mom right in front of their brand new TV with $6 happy hour wine and a zesty well-priced menu. The second game we watched at family-owned Il Pirata with their plethora of HDTV and projector screens. I felt like I was at a family party, everyone kept coming up to make sure you had everything you needed. I am loving Potrero Hill!
I’ve lived in these SF neighborhoods and feel qualified to advise anyone deciding on where to live in the city—if you can afford it these days!
They all have their pros and cons, but so far only pros for Potrero Hill. And the bus/Caltrain stations are a big big plus.