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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 March 8, 2021
8
Listed
79
Avg. DOM
$1,280.55
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,038,500
Med. List Price
8 Properties
$938,000
Subdivision: Central Waterfront/D
1
Beds
2
Baths
943
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
10
Days on Site
421523690
MLS
Unit 311 stands out with its dual outdoor space, an oversized loft bedroom retreat equipped with a sitting area, office space, private patio, & en-suite full bath. The main level is gracious in...
$845,000
Subdivision: Central Waterfront/D
1
Beds
2
Baths
928
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
46
Days on Site
512611
MLS
Fab live/work loft in Dogpatch. Across from Crane Cove Park, bring your kayaks, paddle boards, & canoes to this large condo in a boutique building. Peek-a-boo views of the bay & Crane Cove from the...
$1,269,000
Subdivision: Central Waterfront/D
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,083
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
66
Days on Site
503539
MLS
950 Tennessee Street spans the full block between Minnesota and Tennessee Streets near 20th. The homes feature Danish inspired interiors, a signature art installation in the lobby along with a...
$1,139,000
Subdivision: Central Waterfront/D
2
Beds
2
Baths
973
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
73
Days on Site
511434
MLS
950 Tennessee Street spans the full block between Minnesota and Tennessee Streets near 20th. The homes feature Danish inspired interiors, a signature art installation in the lobby along with a...
$1,395,000
Subdivision: Central Waterfront/D
2
Beds
2
Baths
981
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
92
Days on Site
510662
MLS
Brand new 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home at 2177 Third Street that brings Waterfront living to the heart of Dogpatch. Spanning the corner of 3rd and 19th streets, 2177 Third's 114 luxury studio, 1- and 2-...
$935,000
Subdivision: Central Waterfront/D
1
Beds
1
Baths
717
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
92
Days on Site
510831
MLS
2177 Third Street brings Waterfront living to the heart of Dogpatch. Spanning the corner of 3rd and 19th streets, 2177 Third's 114 luxury studio, 1- and 2- bedroom residences showcase meticulous...
$740,000
Subdivision: Central Waterfront/D
1
Baths
502
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
131
Days on Site
508962
MLS
Floor to ceiling and wall to wall windows fill this south facing home with abundant sunlight. 2177 Third Street brings Waterfront living to the heart of Dogpatch. Spanning the corner of 3rd and 19th...
$1,175,000
Subdivision: Central Waterfront/D
1
Beds
1
Baths
654
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
131
Days on Site
509096
MLS
Fantastic 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath home overlooking San Francisco Bay and Crane Cove Park! 2177 Third Street brings Waterfront living to the heart of Dogpatch. Spanning the corner of 3rd and 19th streets,...

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.

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