Bayview - Neighborhood Update

One of the warmest neighborhoods in San Francisco, the Bayview also is one of the most affordable—currently at an average of $567 a square foot. By contrast, Noe Valley homes are running $1,153 per square foot. Bayview also has mostly single-family homes, a important detail as precious few new single-family homes are being built in San Francisco. The surrounding neighborhoods, the Shipyard, Candlestick, India Basin, and the Central Waterfront, are building massive numbers of condos. From an investment perspective, the Bayview should be a good long-term investment as the city continues to build in this direction. The chart below represents single-family home median price over the last 12 years.

Hungry? Check out my favorite places to eat and drink in the Bayview:

All Good Pizza – Kristen cooks up rockin' pizza in a converted trailer on a spacious corner lot. Radio Africa Kitchen – It is worth the trip to Chef Eskender Aseged’s restaurant where he serves up a fusion menu infused with East African spices. Old Skool Cafe – A 1940s-style supper club that has a great mission to help at-risk youth. Yvonne's Southern Sweets – For something sweet, drop in and get Yvonne's cakes, pies, and the best pralines in town. Auntie April's Chicken-n-Waffles – Soul food at its finest, whether you go for the namesake dish, fried fish, or oxtail. Duc Loi Pantry – A new outpost of the Mission District market, the deli counter here serves up Amanda's famous banh mi. Craftsman and Wolves Den – Maybe you've been enjoying William Werner's amazing pastries on Valencia, but they've been made in Bayview all along, and now you can enjoy them on premises. Gratta Wines – A true garagiste, Barbara Gratta makes wine in the garage of her Bayview home. You can taste her wines at Butchertown Gourmet, which Gratta runs with baker Xan of Fox and Lion Bread Co. Laughing Monk Brewing – Small-batch, craft California beers and Belgian ales made in the Bayview. Seven Stills – Neighboring Laughing Monk, Seven Stills is a small-batch craft distiller, making whiskeys from craft beers, plus vodka and bitters.

Other points of interest:

Public Glass – Non-profit glass art studio with glassmaking classes, plus programs to train youth. Flora Grubb Gardens – Possibly the most beautiful garden store in San Francisco, peppered with art. Bay Natives – Another excellent garden store, with a specific focus on California natives.