Bayview, which is also commonly referred to as Hunter's Point, is a large neighborhood in San Francisco overlooking the bay. What was once the Hunter's Point shipyard has recently turned into a popular gathering area for artists and creatives in San Francisco with several studios and artist colonies lining the streets, showing their creative abilities to locals and visiting tourists. There is a light rail that runs through the neighborhood, making most parts of it easily accessible via public transportation.
San Francisco has its own unique climate where temperatures rarely drop below 50 degrees or climb above 70. The city is also located along the San Francisco Bay, meaning it experiences light to heavy winds on a consistent basis. If you decide to go for a walk with your dog on a particularly cold, windy day, make sure to take the proper precautions to keep both of you warm and comfortable.
San Francisco is famous for its hilly terrain which features steep inclines and dramatic shifts in elevation at the drop of a hat. Hunter's Point is exemplary of these characteristics, but it isn’t as hilly as some of the most extreme parts of the city. If you follow a road like Keith Street which starts near Shoreview from south to north, you will see a quick change in elevation that continues rising for many blocks. Hills like this will pop up randomly in the neighborhood and then plateau quickly at the top of a street.
The atmosphere is very traditionally west coast, but it is not very urban. The views are beautiful, with rows and rows of colorful houses spilling out over the hilltops with the San Francisco Bay underneath it all. It is a fairly residential neighborhood, so street and foot traffic are only going to be heavy during regular rush hour times.
There are tons of parks and greenways in Bayview, partly due to how large the neighborhood is. At its center, there is Hilltop Park which stretches for 3 and a half acres and has a skate park on its eastern edge. There is a large amount of open green space and trails for walking that run through the center. The park also has a giant sundial and an outdoor amphitheater, making it a popular place for locals.
Just beneath Hilltop Park is Adam Rogers Park which is a 2.5-acre park that has a popular community garden, basketball court, playground, and a designated area for barbecue. It also offers great views of the San Francisco Bay which is visible at many places throughout Hunter’s Point. There are plenty of good dog walking opportunities to be had in Bayview, but you will find some of the best parks and greenways in neighborhoods further to the west.