The Bayview district of San Francisco gets a bad rap. For decades, the area was known for its crime and poverty, but in recent years, Bayview residents have come together to revive their neighborhood. Despite the greater city’s changing population, the community aims to maintain the area’s small neighborhood feel. And, as a recent visit proves, revitalization efforts are working.
A ride on Muni’s T-Line along Third Street—home to much of the neighborhood’s changing face—will take you anywhere you need to go. I decided to explore the nearly 20-block stretch from Bayview Park to Oakdale Avenue and found everything from bakeries to breweries to some of the best views in the city.
The passionate Bayview community has attracted a variety of visitors and city residents to the area’s booming local business scene. Since the Bayview has been developing at a slower pace than other San Francisco neighborhoods, local entrepreneurs have been able to take advantage of the area’s low rents and abundant industrial space.