Homes for Sale on Russian Hill
View all active real estate listings on Russian Hill. Set between Union Street and North Beach, the upscale community of Russian Hill is most famous for Lombard Street - a steep yet landscaped road with many twists and turns. Lombard Street is a heavy draw for tourists but avoided by locals as it is "the crookedest street in the world." The neighborhood is named after a nineteenth-century Russian sailors’ cemetery that once stood there.
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Living on Russian Hill
The Hyde Street cable car line carries visitors and locals along a thoroughfare studded with shops and restaurants. Polk Street offers the best designer boutiques and eclectic independent shops, including the Russian Hill Bookstore, which has been a local fixture since the mid-1970s.
As one of the original “seven hills” of the early city, Russian Hill is extremely steep in places, and there are numerous staircases offering incredible vistas down onto downtown San Francisco. Some of the best views, day or night, can be found in the small Ina Coolbrith Park, named after a local turn-of-the-century poet and writer. Further artistic inspiration can be found at the San Francisco Art Institute on Chestnut Street to the neighborhood's northeast. In pride of place in this gallery is the Diego Riviera mural, The Making of a Fresco, which is worth the price of entry alone. All arts are covered, from photography and film to ceramics and painting, emphasizing the modern and cutting edge.
At the top of Lombard Street, George Sterling Park offers shady trees, impressive views, and tennis and basketball courts. Russian Hill Park, at the northernmost extent of the neighborhood, is dog-friendly and provides further cool, shady spots to catch up on reading, accompanied by birdsong.
Russian Hill’s property is amongst the most expensive in the city, and notable residents have included former SF mayor and California Governor Gavin Newsom, writer Jack Kerouac, and economist Milton Friedman. Architecture enthusiasts want to head to 1067 Green Street to check out the unique mid-nineteenth-century Feusier Octagon House. Though not open to the public, it's worth cruising by and viewing its exterior.
Russian Hill is a bustling and eclectic neighborhood with a few wide avenues, several steep streets, grand vistas, and well-to-do (and sometimes celebrity) residents.
Russian Hill Real Estate
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