What an honor! Bayview has officially been crowned the San Francisco “Neighborhood of the Year” by Curbed San Francisco and awarded the 2016 Curbed Cup title for the second year in a row.
In order to be deemed the champion, Bay Area neighborhoods were nominated by locals and the 16 districts with the most votes went head-to-head to compete for the title. There were two matchups per day and readers had 24-hours to vote.
Starting as the 5th seed this year, Bayview first eliminated Excelsior and went on to conquer Noe Valley and Nob Hill. The final matchup was between Inner Richmond and Bayview where Bayview reigned supreme by 90 votes.
According to Curbed SF, “Bayview’s victory exemplifies of a trend occurring over the last couple years—specifically, communities getting together to get the vote out. While areas like the Castro, Nob Hill, and Hayes Valley were able to win their battles via prestige and brand recognition, they proved no match when it came to the power of neighborhood pride—something sorely lacking in other SF neighborhoods these days.”
We all know, the best guide to a city is a person who lives there. Take a read about what Barbara Ockel, executive director of the Bayview Opera House, loves about Bayview. Plus, she shares some hidden gems!