6.5 out of 10

Vermont St, Potrero Hill

Ranked 4th best street in Potrero Hill
37.7584529474014 -122.403858453879
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Little Freeway-Locked Potrero Hill"

Start at Farleys. It's a cafe on the corner of Missouri and Texas. What's lovable about it is that it gives you a sense of this neighborhood as a central hub and gathering place. But there's also a lovely egalitarian feel to this neighborhood, which is sort of positioned as a thought bubble, somewhat isolated from the city itself. You can view the fog shroud from Potrero, which makes you feel a bit isolated, elevated, and dare I say, deified?

There are two outdoor locales worth visiting in this hamlet. The Potrero Rec Center is huge, welcoming, and multifaceted. Free meeting rooms for local events are available if the public is welcome and not profit is made. Potrero del Sol park is the other.

When I first came here, the big deal was the Anchor Brewing Company. If you want to do the one and a half hour tour, consider booking your reservation on their website about 2-4 weeks in advance. You get some tastes at the end and the tour is a lot of fun if you are a fan of the microbrew. We had Anchor Steam at our wedding reception, so going there was the icing on the cake (pun intended).

For food, try the prepared foods at Harvest Urban Market on 8th or the tortas as Casa Sanchez Deli on 24th. Super filling if you did one too many tastes at Anchor Brewing.

On your drive in or out of this enclave, drive by, park, and gawk at Defenestration on 6th and Howard. It's the perfect place and, well, the only place, to see furniture leaping confidently out of windows. 'Nuff said.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"San Francisco Suburb - Bring your Tricycle"

For 364 days a year, this street is a lovely suburb, with nice homes, proximity to many of San Francisco's famous sights, limited (but existing) parking...and not much else. However, on Easter Sunday, 2010, the winding section on Vermont Street was transformed into the biggest Big Wheel racecourse in the world.

Adults from all over the Bay Area showed up in costume, ready to race their tricycles down one of the windiest roads in San Francisco for a fun, albeit stupidly dangerous, event. Streets are closed, permitting is required, port-a-potties are set up, cops are probably not too happy, and tricycle wheels are strewn everywhere at the end of this goofy, crazy day (just like Jesus intended).

I haven't asked any of the residents of Vermont Street what their opinion is of this one-day shindig, but I can only imagine that the reviews are a mix of annoyance and mild entertainment. However, if you can get past a little (clean) adult fun, I am sure that this is a great place to raise kids the majority of the time. McKinley Square provides a little bit of green escape from the otherwise concrete-laden area.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Big Wheels Race!
  • Good restaurants nearby
Cons
  • Somewhat removed from the rest of the city
  • Big Wheels Race!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5
2yrs+

"the crookedest in the world"

Vermont Street is located in the Potrero hill of San Francisco. The street is called as ‘the crookedest in the world’ because a section of the street between 20th and 22nd Street has a series of seven sharp turns. The Street is made of concrete. The street ends when it meets 22nd Street.
4/5
2yrs+

"Crooked but enchanting"

Vermont Street is located in the Potrero hill of San Francisco. It is one street that in one of its portion has seven sharp turns. Owing to this it has been also called as the crookedest in the world. Concrete forms the architecture of Vermont. In simple words Vermont can be identified as the concrete street. natural scenic view is almost beautiful.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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