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Bayview

Bayview, just south of Islais Creek, is a community intent on reinventing itself as an artist's colony and gardening mecca. Both the Hunters Point Shipyard Artists Open Studio and Flora Grubb Gardens are cases in point. The neighborhood takes pride in its public and backyard gardens, and the San Francisco Produce Market provides local produce to many of San Francisco's finest restaurants. Three-quarters of the residents are loyal homeowners, many of whom have developed the Quesada Garden Initiative. This community-building effort started with a few neighbors beautifying Quesada Avenue and has blossomed into an award-winning project and serves as a model for communities across the nation. Properties are still affordable and comprised primarily of single-family residences. Architecture is a smorgasbord with some renovated projects, colorful stucco homes and Victorians.

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