Elegant and swanky, Nob Hill is full of grand hotels bordering Huntington Park and imposing mansions. Nob Hill is home to old San Francisco, perched on a steep slope made accessible in the 1870s by the California Street cable car, which still runs through the heart of the neighborhood. The descendants of San Francisco's founding families still frequent their private clubs here, including the gentlemen’s only Bohemian Club.
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The massive stone edifice of Grace Cathedral represents the Episcopal soul of the community. The Cathedral upholds a strong social-justice program, hosts vocal concerts, and maintains an outdoor labyrinth where locals pace its inlaid stone path in meditative silence.
Despite its steep streets, Nob Hill is an extremely walkable neighborhood with the feel of an urban oasis. Bounded by the upscale boutiques of Union Square, the hubbub of Chinatown, and the nightclubs of Polk Street, Nob Hill is within walking distance to the Financial District and Downtown. Muni bus lines that serve the area include the 1 California and the 30 Stockton
The heart of Nob Hill is Huntington Park and its iconic, 10-foot tall Fountain of Tortoises. Plenty of benches around the classic urban square provide a welcome rest for those who hike up the hill. A children's playground is a hidden gem. The massive stone edifice of Grace Cathedral represents the Episcopal soul of the community. The Cathedral upholds a strong social-justice program, hosts vocal concerts, and maintains an outdoor labyrinth where locals pace its inlaid stone path in meditative silence.
Silicon Valley 45m by car
South San Francisco 20m by car
Financial District 5m by car
The Market & Future Outlook
Neighborhood homes for sale are among the most desirable in all of San Francisco. Baronial wealth is still on display here. Pre-war luxury apartments, decorated with wedding-cake facades, are scattered throughout the neighborhood.
The Food + Spirits
Nob Hill Café | Tuscan Cuisine
Mason Pacific | Local Bistro
Seven Hills | Italian Restaurant
Swan Oyster Depot | Seafood Haven
Sons & Daughters | Wine & Seasonal Food
House of Prime Rib | Steakhouse
Acquerello | Italian Restaurant
1760 | Modern Restaurant
Venticello | Rustic, Tuscan Bistro
Thai Space | Thai Food
Blue Barn | Salads
Bars & Lounges (*Temporarily Closed)
The Sights & History
Home to beautiful scenery and a vivacious lifestyle
Why Nob Hill?
an iconic district with breathtaking views
A true jewel of San Francisco, Nob Hill remains one of the most desirable neighborhoods to reside in. It has prime location with a quaint, calming, yet exciting atmosphere. Residents will rave about the uniqueness and divinity of this spectacular district.