I would like to say this is one of the last affordable districts in San Francisco, but that is changing rapidly. Bayview/Hunters Point, with its proximity to I-280, Potrero Hill and the T-Third MUNI rail line is experiencing some growing pains. As San Francisco becomes more and more expensive, areas that were once more affordable are no longer so. Because of the geography, housing is all over the map, with some areas with astounding views-others in the flats closer to public transit. New development is in full tilt mode at the Shipyard, creating much needed housing. Third St. is the main shopping hub.
Mission Terrace is right across the freeway from Glen Park and Sunnyside, adjacent to the Outer Mission. This is an oasis, literally, with San Jose Ave. and Alemany Blvd. bounding both sides. A mix of detached single family homes built in the early 1900’s.
The Outer Mission contains a variety of housing; both row houses and detached in a variety of styles. The main shopping areas would be along Mission, Geneva and Ocean Ave.
The Crocker Amazon has some detached phenomenal bungalow architecture from the early 1900’s. Geneva is the main shopping area.
The Excelsior is adjacent to the Outer Mission and Crocker Amazon, closer to I-280. The housing stock ranges from the early 1900’s to the 1940’s and mostly row houses. I consider this the Sunset of east San Francisco. Mission St. is the main shopping area.
Portola and Visitation Valley are on the Highway 101 side of district 10. McLaren Park is a wonderful and huge(!) park in this area. Housing stock ranges from early 1900’s to 1940’s row houses. Mission St. and San Bruno Ave are the main shopping areas.
Little Hollywood is an interesting enclave of houses on the very southern edge of San Francisco, off 3rd St. Not many listings come up out there. Architecture is early 1900’s.