Interview with One Mission Bay’s Andre Farris
With 20 years of real estate experience up his sleeve working in SF, LA, Denver and Washington D.C., Andre Farris, Sales Associate at One Mission Bay, answers some questions on what makes San Francisco so unique, the best picnic spots in the city and what residents can look forward to living at One Mission Bay.
Question: What sets San Francisco apart from other cities?
Answer: Its Big City/Small Town feel. Being only 7×7 square miles, you can go from the hustle and bustle of the Financial District in its Northeast corner, all the way out to the Southwest corner by SF Zoo and Ocean Beach, and feel like you’re in a completely different part of the Bay Area. I know people really love being able to relax by the beach and three hours later, be skiing down the slopes in Lake Tahoe. The city
of San Francisco also has a number of indoor unique and every changing spots for food, drinks, shopping and events – hiking in Lands’ End Park, surfing at Ocean Beach, windsurfing in Crissy Field, running on canyon trails, ogling the buffalo in Golden Gate Park, running along the Embarcadero and even kayaking or paddle boarding in Mission Creek/McCovey Cove right alongside One Mission Bay. It’s crazy how much this city offers.
Question: What are the best picnic spots in San Francisco during the springtime?
Answer: I think one of the most beautiful picnic spots is on the grass by the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District. Others would be near the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, or even along the beach of Crissy Field with a view of Golden Gate Park in the background. And if you want a little cruisier, grittier cornucopia-for-the-eyes experience, Delores Park in Mission-Delores/Castro community is the place to be on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Even Serena Williams recently surprised some novice tennis players at the north end tennis courts while hanging out with her fiancée who, coincidentally, is an SF resident.
Question: What can residents can look forward to living at One Mission Bay?
Answer: New residents of One Mission Bay have the exciting chance to live a vibrant new indoor/outdoor lifestyle in one of San Francisco’s new mixed use communities that provides a plethora of advantages. Notable opportunities include living in one of SF’s warmest micro-climates, contemporary living, higher education and treatment at UCSF’s Medical Campus, entertainment and all year-round sports action for the Giants and Golden State Warriors enthusiast. The restaurant scene is also slowing growing, with many tasty options still in the neighboring communities like Dogpatch, Potrero Hill & South Beach.