Homes for Sale in Cow Hollow

Cow Hollow is an affluent and small neighborhood located at the northern base of Pacific Heights in San Francisco. The housing stock is a mix of property types, which includes a high percentage of condos and other multi-unit buildings, resulting in above-average population density for the city.

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Cow Hollow Listings

Cow Hollow Stats April 22, 2024
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About Cow Hollow

Many of the condo buildings in Cow Hollow are small, with four units or less, and the single-family homes in the area are among the most expensive in the city. Many homes boast spectacular views of the bay, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, Angel Island, and more.

The main retail shopping and dining area in Cow Hollow runs along Union Street, between Steiner and Gough, and along Fillmore from Union to Lombard. The latter strip connects to the retail strip for the Marina, which runs along Chestnut from Fillmore to Divisadero.

Despite having above-average population density, Cow Hollow has lower density compared to many other San Francisco neighborhoods. Zoning laws have been more restrictive on the height of buildings in Cow Hollow and the Marina, leading to fewer dwelling units per building on average.

The section of Cow Hollow along all of Green Street, plus the whole area west of Steiner, has a higher percentage of single-family homes than condos. This area includes some glorious mansions and even a few embassies. The rest of Cow Hollow is primarily composed of condos and low-density, multi-unit rental buildings.

The northern and eastern borders of Cow Hollow are along extremely busy streets. Lombard and Van Ness form a six-lane intra-city "highway" that connects the downtown financial district to the Golden Gate Bridge. All things being equal, prices along these streets are significantly lower than those in the neighborhood's interior.

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