BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY – TOGETHER
San Francisco is not simply where we do business; it has been our home for over 50 years. Thanks to the many meaningful connections we have made over the years with our neighbors, their return business, and their referrals — our business has grown to what it is today. We could not have achieved these incredible results without being committed to making a positive change and helping others succeed. This goes far beyond navigating the nuanced, complicated and often emotional process of buying and selling homes in San Francisco. It means, building a stronger community – TOGETHER.
BERNAL HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
Legacy Real Estate has been a long-time supporter of the Bernal Heights Community Center that serves Bernal Heights, Excelsior, and surrounding neighborhoods. The organization is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of our amazing community. We support their mission to provide and preserve stable and affordable housing for adults with low incomes and special needs. Each October we enjoy showing our support with a booth at Fiesta on the Hill. We look forward to seeing you there this year!
The Bayview’s Old Skool Cafe is an incredible dining and musical experience located on the corner of 3rd and Quesada. It is also a faith-based violence prevention program for our community’s at-risk youth aged 16 – 22. Old Skool cafe steps in to help our most at-risk youth break the loop of incarceration and recidivism by providing a foundation of support, education, and life-skills. We highly recommend sampling the gumbo and live entertainment each Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
We have been longtime patrons and supporters of the San Francisco Playhouse. It is a beautiful nonprofit theatre in downtown San Francisco and we have had the pleasure of taking clients to see a family friendly performance each year. Established in 2003, the Playhouse stages nine major performances each year, including world and regional premieres. We highly recommend this venue for quality productions and promoting the arts.
CASA SAN FRANCISCO
CASA is a non-profit dedicated to helping abused and neglected children in foster care. CASA provides these children with a consistent, trained, and caring individual that advocates for that child in the court and community. We share this organization’s vision that every child should have a safe and loving home and the opportunity to thrive. To become a CASA volunteer, donor, or to learn more please visit the organization click here.
RISE UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Rise Prep is a Bayview based middle school that addresses systemic injustice and provides a great learning space for our community children. The school is located in the heart of Bayview Hunters Point and the teaching staff are Bayview community members.
BERNAL HEIGHTS OUTDOOR CINEMA
The Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema has marked the onset of Autumn with free screenings and live music for well over a decade. The event brings artists and our community establishments together as we say farewell to the San Francisco summer. For information on this year’s lineup and dates please check out their website or visit our blog post on the event.
BAYVIEW COMMUNITY FARMER’S MARKET
Bayview Community Farmers Market runs every Saturday in the beautiful garden area of All Good Pizza located at 1605 Jerrold Ave in the Bayview. The community farmers market offers locally grown produce and fruits as well as products made locally in Bayview. The event runs through the summer and fall months from 10 am to 2 pm.
We understand housing and education are key to a happy neighborhood but we also appreciate the importance of art in creating a cohesive community. We are proud to be supporters of Crowded Fire, a Potrero-hill based theatre that is pushing the boundaries of what theatre can be. Crowded Fire has been recognized for introducing the Bay Area to contemporary writers and diverse voices. To find out more, please visit their website.
LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY WITH CARREN AND JENNIFER
As a longtime San Francisco resident, Carren’s neighborhood expertise is invaluable. She’s lived all over the city, including the Sunset, Russian Hill, Bernal Heights, and Bayview, where she currently lives. She’s deeply involved in her community—she volunteers for a low-income housing non-profit and sits on the board of the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. She’s also president of the housing board and is a tutor at Monroe Elementary School.
Carren has owned a property in Sonoma County for over 15 years and has successfully helped numerous clients relocate to Healdsburg. Carren understands the unique market both on and off Russian River. She enjoys spending part of each week in Healdsburg visiting new homes and reaping the benefits of the warmer weather, access to Russian River, and of course the wine.
Jennifer Burden grew up watching her parents build a thriving real estate business in San Francisco, and some of her earliest memories are of helping them host open houses. A California native and graduate of both Mission High School and San Francisco State University, the City has always been home to Jennifer. Although she moved to New York to get a degree in law and worked as a public defender in Miami, what she calls “the greatest city in the world” called her back in 2000.
It’s been Jennifer’s mission to help others succeed in the San Francisco market since 2004. She considers owning real estate to be a worthwhile financial and personal endeavor, and because she’s witnessed the life-changing power of real estate since she was a child, she works with unwavering dedication to create positive experiences for her clients.