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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Too Hot to Handle: Bernal Heights Remains the Hottest Neighborhood in America

Posted By on Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

click to enlarge So hot right now! - WIKIPEDIA
There's no better time than the present to quote supermodel turned Project Runway host Heidi Klum: "One day you're in and the next day you're out." Klum is absolutely right in her tough-as-acrylic nails approach; however, we shouldn't fail to recognize that there's always an exception to the rule and in this case the Bernal Heights neighborhood is one mighty fine exception.

Back in January, real estate site Redfin chose Bernal Heights as the hottest neighborhood in America, due in large part to its affordable housing (not really, but go on), reasonable commute and a better-than-average school system. Seven months later (as in this very second), Redfin revisited the list and decided that Bernal Heights still smolders amidst the summer heat (felt everywhere but in S.F.) as the nation's coolest neighborhood. 

The reasons behind all this Bernal Heights summer of love include 22 percent increase in the median home sale price compared to this time last year and 81.5 percent of homes in the area selling above the list price. Not to be outdone, the NoPa neighborhood was chosen as San Francisco's most up-and-coming hot spot. 

Apparently the non-stop emergence of restaurants, bars and boutiques make us too hot to handle. If that's the case, then so be it and may our all-too-familiar fog dissipate due to all this hotness. Have we said hot too many times? Possibly. But until some other 'hood poses a threat in next year's ranking, all we can say is Auf Wiedersehen

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