Located on the north edge of a hill which boasts a 360 degree view of San Francisco, Bernal Heights is home to a growing number of working mothers, lesbian couples, and upscale but price conscious hipsters. Less suburban and baby oriented than Noe Valley, Bernal Heights has its progressive, earthy edge without all the bourgeois accouterments.
The main commercial street, Cortland, is dotted with local coffee shops instead of chains, and neighborhood bars rather than the Mission / SoMa / Castro danceterias.
Bernal Heights is known for it's tiny streets that climb toward Bernal Heights Park and work their way from Misison Street to Bayshore, amazing views, Cortland Avenue, Holly Park, St. Mary's Playground and Rec Center and Alemany Farms and Farmer's Market.
Artwork by Niana Liu
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