Central Waterfront / Dogpatch Neighborhood

Central Waterfront / Dogpatch Map, San Francisco

The Central Waterfront/Dogpatch neighborhood is as historic as it is vibrant. Populated in the late 1800s by industrial workers and their families, Central Waterfront/Dogpatch was one of the few areas in San Francisco to survive the 1906 earthquake and fire. In 2002, Dogpatch became an officially designated historic district of the city of San Francisco. 

Central Waterfront/Dogpatch homes and commercial real estate have quite a history. Many of the neighborhood’s former factories, warehouses, shipyards, and mills have become live/work lofts, high-tech professional workspaces, and trendy restaurants. Central Waterfront/Dogpatch’s location along the T-Third Street Muni light-rail line and its close proximity to Caltrain, Highway 101, and Interstate 280 makes for easy commuting throughout the Bay Area. Nearby Mission Bay is the headquarters for the University of California, San Francisco research campus.

Central Waterfront/Dogpatch foodies enjoy innovative and fresh foods from a variety of local restaurants, including Just for You Cafe, The Ramp, Yield Wine Bar, and Mission Rock Resort. American cuisine restaurant Serpentine is located in what was once a tin-can factory’s boiler room. Residents who prefer to cook at home can stop by Whole Foods Market after work. 

Nearby, Potrero Hill’s 18th Street corridor features more trendy bars, cafes, and restaurants. Blooms Saloon has dramatic views of downtown San Francisco, while Mission Hill Saloon was selected as one of the best dive bars in the country.

On sunny days, locals gather at Esprit Park for a picnic while their dogs play. Multiple Muni bus and light-rail lines provide access to downtown.

Residential real estate options in Central Waterfront/Dogpatch include Victorian cottages constructed in the 1860s. Penthouse lofts feature Downtown, East Bay, and Bay Bridge views; private patios; and garages. Many live/work lofts in historic buildings have expansive windows and exposed brick walls.