For those new to the San Francisco area, Potrero Hill might be an unfamiliar name. But those better acquainted with the city—and especially with its warm and sunny southeast—know Potrero Hill as an appealing residential enclave of mostly gentle hills, striking Victorians, and noteworthy local businesses. Sharing borders with both the Inner Mission and the industrial chic of the Dogpatch and Central Waterfront areas, the neighborhood stretches from Cesar Chavez in the south into the area north of 16th Street also known as the Design District. It contains several parks offering sun, fresh air, and play spaces for children and pets, as well as recreation opportunities such as public basketball and tennis courts. But even more indicative of the local lifestyle are the neighborhood’s quirky mini-parks and community gardens—many created through local initiatives—as well as the undeveloped “hilltop sanctuary” of the Starr-King Open Space. These opportunities for enjoying the outdoors are all the more welcome and gratifying thanks to Potrero Hill’s unusually mild microclimate, which is among the best in San Francisco.