Overview

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.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$799,000 to $13,000,000
  • Closed Prices:$400,000 to $8,825,000
  • Median Sale Price:$1,685,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$1258
  • Association Fee Ranges:$9380/quarter,$0 to $10500,$200 to $4316/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1900 to 2017
  • Sq. Ft.:386 to 7,700Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 7Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 1 acres

Amenities

This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy.

Homes

Buyers can find what they're looking for with the wide range of designs in Russian Hill.

Where to Live

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.

What to Eat

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.

What You'll See

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.

Friday Night fun

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.

The Perfect Sunday

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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  • Public
  • Grades K-5
  • 397 Students
(7 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades K-8
  • 601 Students
(15 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades K-8
  • 690 Students
(30 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades 9-12
  • 2718 Students
(103 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades K-8
  • 579 Students
(32 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades 9-12
  • 1909 Students
(150 Reviews)
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Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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