Potrero Ave. is a very busy street so expect quite a bit of noise/air pollution. Thereâ€™s an empty lot on the corner of Mariposa St. and Potrero Ave., which is dirty and used by the homeless and graffiti artists. Car break-ins are frequent since some sidewalks are not well lit. Car accidents from speeding vehicles along Potrero Ave. are also a problem. SF General Hospital is located up the street so expect a good deal of sirens from ambulances.... more
I think Dogpatch is a good opportunity right now in San Francisco. There are some very nice buildings with well built, newer loft-style condos. They are priced reasonably because (more reasonably than SOMA/ South Beach) they are in a very transitional area. With the resurgence int he economy slowly (very slowly) gaining momentum, I can most certainly see the Dogpatch to be a great San Francisco community.
There is easy access to the downtown area as well as the Peninsula via the CalTrain depot.
The community is an interesting mix of young hip and old-school and relatively safe.
If you would like to know more, I would love to help!... more