Half the field has already been eliminated in the Curbed Cup, our annual award for the San Francisco neighborhood of the year. Today we will have two matchups—with the polls left open for 24 hours—and by Wednesday only four contenders will be left vying for the prestigious award. Let the eliminations continue!
We continue the competition with a face-off between the Inner Richmond and Bayview. Vote to decide who will advance to the next round!
The Inner Richmond defeated Nob Hill to receive a place on this slate. The traditionally residential neighborhood is surrounded by park land (Golden Gate Park to the south, the Presidio to the north) and is often considered one of SF's more quiet districts. But recently, some buzzed-about restaurants and bars have found a home here, such as the about-to-open High Treason wine bar on 443 Clement St. Other restaurants on Clement run the gamut of national origins—from the beloved Burma Superstar to Katia's Russian Tea Room.
As one of our editors wrote a few months ago, "Prices have been rising in the Bayview, but it remains one of the few neighborhoods left in San Francisco where it is possible to score a single-family home for under $1 million." That said, she was writing about a home that sold for $1.1M. There have been some new multi-unit housing developments in this neighborhood, but perhaps the most talked-about example is still under construction: Candlestick Park came down early in 2015, and there are currently hundreds of homes, a mall, and a hotel being constructed on the site.