Located south of the MissionDistrict, Bernal
Heights is renowned for having perhaps the best, warmest weather in the
city. With a number of surprisingly affordable Victorian Bernal Heights
homes, and other smaller single-family real estate, the area is a haven
for young families and largely residential, although a handful of
shops, cafes and restaurants have sprung up along Cortland Street.
Bernal Heights Park rises above the properties and provides a welcome
open space for hikers and nature enthusiasts. It also serves as a
popular destination for dog owners, with its off-leash policy.