Central Waterfront Real Estate

The expression “what’s old is new again,” is unquestionably apropos for San Francisco’s Central Waterfront district. Historically the Central Waterfront, located south of Mission Bay between Potrero Hill and the San Francisco Bay, was a commercial and shipping hub dotted with factories, warehouses, and docks; and Dogpatch was a working-class residential neighborhood inhabited by industrial workers and craftsmen. Today, Central Waterfront/Dogpatch retains much of the original industrial flavor, but is well on the way to becoming an affluent San Francisco district.

After WWII, the Central Waterfront experienced a general decline until the 1970s, when Esprit Company reintroduced light industry to the area. In the 1990s, entrepreneurs and speculators saw potential in the district, and gentrification began with the renovation of existing Victorian era homes and the development of condos, lofts, and loft conversion projects. Central Waterfront/Dogpatch is still a work in progress, but hip housing, pleasant weather, and a friendly community vibe with nearby cafes and restaurants, old style saloons and nightspots, and small neighborhood businesses are fast making it a popular place to live.

Homes & lofts for sale in Central Waterfront, San Francisco

Homes and Condos for sale in Central Waterfront February 24, 2024
8
Listed
136
Avg. DOM
$1,033.42
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$837,000
Med. List Price
8 Properties
Open 2/24
1011 23rd Street #6 San Francisco,  CA 94107
$1,475,000
Neighborhood: Central Waterfront/D
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,565
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
4
Days on Site
424010228
MLS
Open 2/25
1578 Indiana Street #1 San Francisco,  CA 94107
$825,000
Neighborhood: Central Waterfront/D
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,141
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
23
Days on Site
424006605
MLS
$849,000
Neighborhood: Central Waterfront/D
1
Beds
1
Baths
717
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
34
Days on Site
424003962
MLS
$799,000
Neighborhood: Central Waterfront/D
1
Beds
1
Baths
686
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
75
Days on Site
423926517
MLS
$875,000
Neighborhood: Central Waterfront/D
1
Beds
1
Baths
651
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
83
Days on Site
423925332
MLS
$1,795,000
Neighborhood: Central Waterfront/D
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,420
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
132
Days on Site
423916973
MLS
$630,000
Neighborhood: Central Waterfront/D
1
Baths
502
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
173
Days on Site
423906782
MLS
$375,000
Neighborhood: Central Waterfront/D
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
962
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
567
Days on Site
422685201
MLS

Central Waterfront Neighborhood Homes

Homes in Central Waterfront/Dogpatch are an interesting mix. Having survived the ravages of the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fires, Dogpatch boasts some of the oldest homes in San Francisco, including a baker’s dozen of quaint Victorian cottages designed by architect Jon Cotter Pelton Jr. in the 1880s. Several warehouse conversions (Potrero Square Lofts and Homes on Esprit Park) have turned original brick and timber warehouse buildings into fashionable lofts, as well as some newer loft buildings that include the lofts at 1310 Minnesota Street and 2002 3rd Street.

Homes for sale in Central Waterfront / Dogpatch tend to be a bit less expensive than in many areas of San Francisco. If you are in the market for an affordable home in a neighborhood full of charm and character, come take a look at what historic Dogpatch or the up-and-coming Central Waterfront have to offer.

Contact the San Francisco Modern Team, Central Waterfront / Dogpatch Realtors, for assistance buying or selling a home, loft or condominium in San Francisco’s Central Waterfront neighborhood.