The neighborhood known as Dogpatch in San Francisco, just south of Mission Bay and adjacent to Potrero Hill has become a hub for creative industries in the last five years, as told by The New York Times.
What used to be an industrial area filled with mainly vacant lots now contains several green spaces designed by David Fletcher, a playground, and the American Industrial Center, whose tenants include a messenger bag manufacturer, a book-binder, a chocolate maker and more.
The arts also thrive in Dogpatch. The Museum of Craft and Design calls the neighborhood home, as well as The Minnesota Street Project, a three-building complex which houses gallery and studio space. The Project opened as a refuge for artists who have been priced out of gentrifying neighborhoods.
Dogpatch also boasts several schools, convenient public transit, and the vibe of a closeknit community of passionate citizens.