6% Place

30 March 2011

Residents of Garfield and Penn Avenue shared the positive side of the neighborhood with us.

“I came from San Francisco and stayed for the Penn Avenue arts initiative,” said one. It’s a place where artists can make a place so they don’t need to go to New York.  The art galleries, First Fridays and the Sprout Fund are all assets.

The bus system is good. You can get around.

There are a lot of people who care in Garfield.   They care for their houses and each other.  There is much pride in Garfield.  And there are “lots of lovely children.”

Garfield’s location is good.  It seems to be getting back to the kind of neighborhood it was 30 years ago and slowly diversifying.  There is a lot going on.  There is room here for friends and family and room to grow and there will be 49 new housing units built this year.

The view from the top of the hill is remarkable.

There are some great resources including the community organizations, Garfield Youth Sports and the 2030 Community Plan.

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