Nob Hill

About Nob Hill

Nob Hill has undergone a fairly dramatic transformation in recent years. New developments and old buildings intermingle in the neighborhood, creating a hodgepodge of residential styles that range from luxury condos to classic San Francisco homes. The alleyways that dot the entire neighborhood are typically decorated with lush foliage that make everything seem a bit more serene and magical. It's a great place for families with children or new couples that want to start a family due to its close proximity to public schools.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $699,000 to $15,000,000

Closed Prices: $405,000 to $7,700,000

Median Sale Price: $1,310,000

Average $ per sq ft: $1256

Association Fee Ranges: $360 to $1225/quarter, $0 to $3323, $128.57 to $6223/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1905 to 2017

Sq. Ft.: 468 to 4822 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 8 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 8 Bathrooms

Around Nob Hill

The southern half, which is closer to Downtown, has most of the neighborhood's more swanky apartments and condo buildings. The closer you move toward the border of Chinatown or to the west of Nob Hill, you'll see that there are still tons of variety of homes in the neighborhood. From simple studios and one-bedroom apartments to spacious single-family homes, there really isn't just one way to live in Nob Hill.

Nob Hill has an assortment of restaurants for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Near Powell Street and Washington Street you can find some cafes and casual lunch spots with delicious coffee and sandwiches. While down on Bush Street, you can find great places for dinner, such as fresh sushi, gourmet burgers, and Mediterranean cuisine.

Nob Hill is well known for its landmarks and luxurious hotels near Huntington Park that draws both tourists and locals alike. The proximity to Downtown certainly influences some aspects of the neighborhood where you can see lots of upscale clothing stores and tourist spots. The more you make your way to the center of the neighborhood, you can see old fashioned barber shops, vintage cocktail lounges, and historic and beautiful buildings.

Most of the big Friday night activities happen down on California or Polk Streets where the bar scene is pretty prevalent. The area has everything from English-style pubs and taverns to dive bars and lounges, which are all within walking distance. The cable car is always nearby allowing for easy transportation and getting around to check out venues and live music on the outskirts of the neighborhood.

Huntington Park might be the most popular spot for a relaxing day on a Sunday and it often attracts a crowd. You can enjoy picnics and take your kids out to play with their dogs. Head over to Pine Street in the southern half of the neighborhood to check out any of the great brunch places or visit the Grace Cathedral to appreciate its architectural beauty.

Locals Love

  • Beautiful architecture
  • Great cafes and bars
  • Very little traffic

Locals Don't Love

  • Loud bar patrons on weekends

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