"Sunny Bernal Heights enjoys extraordinary views of the city. With the largest number of stairways of any neighborhood, it also has a greater variety of street names with historic associations than any other. Among them you find: Banks, Winslow, Putnam, Army, Moultrie, and Sumter that relate to the Civil War; Powhattan, Samoset, and Massasoit that relate to Native American leaders; and several that relate to the US Colonial period. Bernal Heights has streets that change names, corners that don’t coincide, some unpaved paths, and some of the most dedicated and active neighborhood- watch groups in the city. Neighbors here know how to work and cooperate with city agencies; they have been successful in establishing and preserving open space and community gardens wherever feasible."