Russian Hill

Russian Hill

San Francisco, California Homes for Sale

About Russian Hill

Most neighborhoods in San Francisco are best experienced on foot but Russian Hill is the epitome of neighborhoods best served by a curious saunter. With features such as picturesque alleys, infamous stairways, Lombard Street and the Hyde Street Cable car, this tourist-friendly and widely popular neighborhood stuns. Delightful parks and fabulous views of the city, trendy restaurants and exquisite shopping, draw visitors year round and keep locals choosing Russian Hill as one of the city's most endearing spots.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $680,000 to $11,250,000

Closed Prices: $505,000 to $11,250,000

Median Sale Price: $1,600,000

Average $ per sq ft: $1324

Association Fee Ranges: $500/quarter, $80 to $5031/mo, $0 to $1910

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

Age: 1886 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 379 to 6330 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 8 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Around Russian Hill

Edwardian and Victorian classic architecture along with with brick-style lofts and new construction modern high-rises make up the majority of housing in Russian Hill's moderate to highly priced condo's and apartment options. Some offer amenities such as chauffeurs, butlers, and concierges. Peppered throughout are single-family homes, like those on Greenwich Str, with asking prices well over 10 million dollars.

San Francisco is known for it's innovative approach to serving up the eclectic tastes of locals and visitors. Quirky decor and unimaginable flavor combinations mix with elegant classics like French fare. Russian Hill is no exception when it comes to mixing traditional with contemporary. Seafood, Italian, Thai, Spanish, French, and American can be experienced in smaller cafe type settings, or in very swanky upscale restaurants. Try French restaurant La Folie, on Polk Str, consistently voted by The Chronicle as one of the top restaurants. Zarzuela, on Hyde Str, usually has a wait but this Spanish restaurant exceeds it's reputation.

An abundance of pedestrians. Because of the severe incline of streets, there are staircases, such as those on Vallejo and Green Streets, as well as pedestrian-only lanes like those found on Macondray Lane, continually in use by locals and tourists taking advantage of these photo-worthy heights. Families utilize the lush greenery of old growth gardens at parks. There is an overall feeling of congeniality as opposed to other notable and nearby neighborhoods.

Russian Hill is a hip place to be on Friday nights with ample options to experience the nightlife in this part of town. With choices from unpretentious 'hole-in-the-walls,' to classier lounge settings, Friday nights represent a diverse crowd of hipsters, professionals, artists, and of course, tourists. The Royal Oak on Polk Str, has become widely popular for its lavish vibe and a favorite of singles. Not your scene, try neighboring Cresta's 2211 Club, the neighborhood's version of TV show, "Cheers." This laid-back blues bar, is preferred by locals for a place to simply have a good time, knock back a beer, and completely unwind.

With some of the most charming outdoor spots in the city, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend the day at one of Russian Hill's parks. Local favorite, Ina Coolbrith Park off Taylor Str, has whimsical steps and towering trees that make you feel like you are entering the pages of a storybook. Weather-permitting, this favored spot is perfect for a good book, people-watching, or sun-bathing. Wanting a little more culture, take in an art exhibit at The San Francisco Art Institute. Creativity abounds at this architecturally pleasing Spanish-style establishment and the cafe is open to the public. Catch the Hyde Street Cable car or drive the "crookedest" street, Lombard Street, for a true San Francisco experience.

Locals Love

  • Restaurant options
  • Lombard Street
  • Friendly neighborhood

Locals Don't Love

  • Tourists
  • Steep streets

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