Welcome to Russian Hill

The most cinematic neighborhood in San Francisco, the paramount allure of Russian Hill is a combination of the neighborhood’s pictorial views, convenient location, and a hip urban vibe.

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Attributes

historic, vibrant, tourist attraction, young professionals, pricey, mansions, affluent

LOCATED IN RUSSIAN HILL, CA

Commute Times
Financial District 15m by car
South San Francisco 35m by car
Silicon Valley 65m by car
Boundaries
East to West Van Ness Avenue to the west and Mason Street and Columbus Avenue to the East
North to South Broadway to the south, San Francisco Bay to the north
Nearby Neighborhoods Nob Hill, The Mission, Presidio Heights

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Russian hill:
There’s always more to explore in this famed San Francisco neighborhood.

Russian Hill is where you’ll find hordes of tourists taking pictures of the “Crookedest Street in the World,” and where you can pause — from almost anywhere — and drink in panoramic views of Marin County and the East Bay.

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The neighbors:
Populated by long-time residents and ambitious newcomers.

Russian Hill on a Friday night may overflow with the usual collection of ambitious tech and finance professionals, but climb any of the steep side streets and you’ll find longtime residents living in flats that have been around for generations, as well as young families putting down roots.

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What to expect:
Familiar sights and tradition entwined with innovation.

At its heart, Russian Hill is a place people come to stay, with an easy proximity to several work centers both in and out of the city, which has drawn tech workers to this once blue-collar locale.

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the lifestyle:
Outdoorsy, elegant, and casual, with all the resources of a major urban center.

Walkable, scenic streets, charming architecture, and a central location anchor this tight-knit community, where everything you could want—from bistros to boutiques—is at your fingertips.

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Unexpected appeal:
An ideal neighborhood for those who prefer a quiet bar over a pulse-quickening nightclub.

While it may not have it have a non-stop nightlife scene, Russian Hill is a perfect neighborhood for lovers of Victorian architecture, farm-to-table enthusiasts, oenophiles, and young parents with an encyclopedic knowledge of stroller brands.

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The market:
The Russian Hill market spans a vast breadth of options, from unrestored Edwardian units to massive traditional mansions.

Because of its large collection of spacious single-family homes, many of which just happen to have been built during the Victorian era, Russian Hill has become a high-end neighborhood with a median sales price approaching $2 million. The homes are beautiful — most have been restored or reimagined — but buyers can expect to pay well over asking price to get into this very popular neighborhood.

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You'll fall in love with:
The classic, timeless romance of a neighborhood synonymous with one of the world’s favorite cities.

Russian Hill is a perfect neighborhood for lovers of Victorian architecture, farm-to-table enthusiasts, and oenophiles. There is a delicate European flair to many of the boutiques and restaurants found along the lushly green streets of Jackson, Union, and Hyde.

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