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San Francisco's home for the 1% of the 1%.
Studio / 1 BR
41% Complete
3,500
2 Bedrooms
56% Complete
4,800
3 Bedrooms
85% Complete
7,245
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
8,500

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 8 Grocery stores/markets
  • 8 Nightlife options
  • 31 Fitness options
  • 93 Shops
  • 5 Banks
  • 11 Schools
  • 30 Restaurants

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYGood
Safety

Pacific Heights has an average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for San Francisco.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Pacific Heights LIKE?

Pacific Heights (or Pac Heights for short) is arguably the most prestigious neighborhood in San Francisco. Like Nob HIll, Pacific Heights became the home for many of the nouveau riche in the late 1800s when the cable cars made the hill accessible.

And following the 1906 earthquake and fire, many of the wealthy residents of Nob Hill rebuilt their grand Victorian homes here, too, away from the destruction and the seediness of the downtown neighborhoods surrounding Nob Hill.

Pac Heights is the Hollywood version of San Francisco: neat rows of giant Victorians and quiet streets paired with expansive views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

Fillmore Street is the main drag and features upscale shopping with both designer brands and locally owned, but no less exclusive boutiques, as well as a mix of fine dining and simpler cafés. Aside from Fillmore Street, however, the neighborhood is mainly residential.

Tourists are commonly found admiring the Victorian architecture and views of the Bay, and plenty of buses pass through, making it easy to get around the city.

The height of the hill Pac Heights is on usually keeps it above the fog line, but doesn’t ensure warm weather, and this area can be a victim of the wind tunnel that Golden Gate Park creates. Alta Plaza Park sits at the top of a majestic staircase and offers great views and a peaceful place to get in some aerobics or reading. A popular site is the set of steps at Broadway Avenue and Lyon Streets, where you can catch views of the dome of the Palace of the Fine Arts.

Walk east down Broadway Avenue to take in what is referred to as Billionaires Row, and sometimes the “Gold Coast” (unconfirmed, but surely an allusion to the former red-light district in San Francisco, Barbary Coast), a few blocks of exquisite mansions housing San Francisco’s wealthy elite. A few blocks south you’ll find the Spreckels mansion, a 27-room house built with a fortune made from sugar and currently the home of author Danielle Steel, who is currently the bestselling author alive.

Pacific Heights is bordered on the north by Cow Hollow, on the east by Russian Hill, on the south by Lower Pacific Heights, and on the west by the Presidio and Laurel Heights.

Pacific Heights San Francisco Neighborhood Guide

 

Local Flavor   Pacific Heights LOCAL schools

K-5 GRADES
San Francisco Public Montessori School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.08 mi
K-8 GRADES
Stuart Hall For Boys
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.13 mi
K-8 GRADES
Convent Of The Sacred Heart Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.14 mi
9-12 GRADES
Convent Of The Sacred Heart High School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.16 mi
K-8 GRADES
Convent Of The Sacred Heart Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.16 mi

 

Local Flavor   Pacific Heights Local Flavor

Billionaires Row/“The Gold Coast”
Billionaires Row/“The Gold Coast” 2845 BROADWAY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115 MAP

The most exclusive corner of Pacific Heights, it has a history of being home to the wealthiest San Francisco residents from the 1900s to today.

Spreckels Mansion
Spreckels Mansion 2080 WASHINGTON STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA MAP

Originally built with the fortune of a sugar magnate, this 27-room home is currently occupied by famous author Danielle Steele.

b. patisserie
b. patisserie 2821 CALIFORNIA STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA MAP
http://bpatisserie.com

A modern French bakery serving Parisian and Viennese fare from acclaimed chefs.

Le Labo
Le Labo 2238 FILLMORE STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA MAP
www.lelabofragrances.com

High-end perfumery with handcrafted scents made-to-order in an intimate space with rustic decor.

Alta Plaza Park
Alta Plaza Park JACKSON ST & STEINER ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115 MAP

Get in a workout climbing the wide steps and find a playground, tennis courts, and plenty of space for morning cardio or taking in the view.

Clay Theatre
Clay Theatre 2261 FILLMORE STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA MAP
https://www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/clay-theatre

An art deco movie theatre with a single screen featuring indie films and midnight showings of cult classics such as Rocky Horror Picture Show and the The Room.

    

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