Russian Hill

During the late 1800s, Russian Hill was home to some of the country’s biggest railroad tycoons.

Welcome to Russian Hill

Scenic city vistas in an opulent and historic community.
Brimming with history, idyllic city views, and upscale residences, Russian Hill is one of San Francisco’s premier communities. Hollywood is particularly fond of this neighborhood, filming an abundance of movies and television shows here. Additionally, one of San Francisco's top tourist attractions — the twisting and turning Lombard Street —is located in Russian Hill. Residents also enjoy access to quality public schools, close proximity to the Bay, and a wonderful selection of acclaimed restaurants.
The vast majority of homes in Russian Hill are high-end condo units. Residential areas are quaint and picturesque, leaving nothing to be desired. Within walking distance of most properties, you can access parks, playgrounds, and other outdoor recreational spaces. The 101 links up with Russian Hill, making this locale exceptionally convenient for commuters.

What to Love

 • Upscale neighborhood and condos
 • Golden Gate Bridge and scenic city views
 • Close to highly-rated schools
 • Lombard Street

Local Lifestyle

During the late 1800s, Russian Hill was home to some of the country’s biggest railroad tycoons. Residing in palatial Victorian mansions of a bygone age, this neighborhood has a lengthy history of affluence and luxury living. Now, locals get to enjoy modern conveniences, such as trendy restaurants, entertainment venues, beautiful condos, and lovely parks.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

No matter what kind of food is your favorite, you’ll be able to find a new go-to restaurant upon relocating to Russian Hill. There are also a number of fun boutiques that you’ll want to check out right away.
On (and near) Polk Street, there are several must-visit restaurants and shops. When you’re getting hungry, grab a table at Nick's Crispy Tacos, Fiorella Polk, The Boys’ Deli, SSAL, Restaurant Nisei, and Mezcalito. Top shopping establishments include Biondivino wine store, Russian Hill Bookstore, and Real Food Company.
Elsewhere in Russian Hill, there is even more to explore. When searching for an unparalleled dining experience, residents have ample options. Make plans to eat at restaurants such as Sumac | Istanbul Street Food, Abrazo, Seven Hills, Frascati, Amarena, Firenze By Night, Portofino, and The Baked Bear. Aside from these fantastic choices, there are even more cafes, bars, and top-rated restaurants to try.

Things to Do

On top of its lively shopping and dining scene, Russian Hill boasts an abundance of places to spend your days off.
Within the neighborhood, there are several parks that are a pleasure to visit. On the northern side of town, Russian Hill Park is loved for its majestic city views. Minutes away, Lombard Street provides a fun photo op for residents and visitors alike. Featuring eight hairpin turns, this is certainly no ordinary street.
Further south, spend some time relaxing at George Sterling Park, Greenwich Pathway, Michelangelo Playground, and Ina Coolbrith Park. Just outside of Russian Hill, make plans to visit the nearby Cartoon Art Museum, Aquatic Park, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, and Hyde Street Pier.


Russian Hill is known for being located near top-rated schools across all grade levels.
 • Garfield Elementary, Kindergarten through 5th grade
 • Yick Wo Elementary, Kindergarten through 5th grade
 • Galileo High, 9th grade through 12th grade

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