Streets of San Francisco – Bernal Heights

The Workshop’s offices look west to the “Lion King” vista of Bernal Heights, one of many “micro” neighborhoods of San Francisco.

Bernal Heights Park

The “Lion King” Vista of Bernal Heights

Only developed after the 1906 earthquake, Bernal has been and remains home to a wide collection of people. Traditionally, the Workshop has served a number of preschools in the area. We also have a long history with Paul Revere College Preparatory School, where we serve preschool aged kids through 8th graders both during and after school.

Paul Revere College Preparatory School

Nestled between La Lengua and the Alemany Flea and Farmers Market (the latter of which has been operating since 1947!), Bernal enjoys a “banana belt” climate of more sunshine and less fog then much of the rest of the city.

Alemany Farmers Market

The Alemany Farmers Market 1953

Bernal is home to a number of parks including, Precita Park near Cesar Chavez, Holly Park on the southwest side and Bernal Heights Park which hosts the locally coined “Sutrito” tower.

If you enjoy sunshine, close knit communities and sweeping views of San Francisco, we recommend checking out the Bernalwood blog for more local flavor. You can also read the Wikipedia article about Bernal Heights here.

2 thoughts on “Streets of San Francisco – Bernal Heights

  1. Bernal did not come into existence after 1906. Back in the late 1800’s it was De Bernal’s goat farm. Then a big hospital was built and a huge library (which i believe became the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley.) It was not populated like it is before now, but it was populated before 1906. You should go to the library and check out the book on Bernal Heights (you know the one.. with the sepia colored jackets.). It has a lot of old ass cool photos of the neighborhood in it. You should maybe also check out the Bernal History Project and That is the voice of bernal.

    • Thanks for the background info! Since this post is looking more at the neighborhood of Bernal, I dated it 1906 to coincide with the development of the area during the reconstruction after the earthquake. Hope you enjoyed it!

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