Cow Hollow

Once a dairy farm. Now it’s where global day-traders and future financiers in training come to rest their spreadsheet-weary eyes at night. Home to Union Street shops and restaurants, as well as classic north end style, served in slightly smaller sizes than the estates of Pacific Heights.

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    Peaceful and Lovely Allyne Park
    Friendly Local Community
    Lyon Street Steps Connect Cow Hollow and the Presidio

    Cow Hollow Neighborhood Vibe

    Upscale eateries, boutiques, spas, and bars line trendy Union Street, but believe it or not, cows and dairies once occupied this prime tract of real estate, which is how the neighborhood came to be known as Cow Hollow. While the pastures have long since been developed and the only dairy you’re likely to encounter is the pre-packaged kind at a corner market, the name stuck.


    Popular Cow Hollow Home Styles

    Cow Hollow housing stock is primarily a mix of Victorian and Edwardian buildings, although there are some art-deco buildings popped in here and there. Ranging in size from comfortable to palatial, many homes in Cow Hollow have gorgeous views of the Bay.


    Getting Around in The Cow Hollow

    Muni trains do not serve the neighborhood, but there are plenty of bus lines for commuters who rely on public transit to get to and from their jobs. If your commute takes you to the North Bay, access to the Golden Gate bridge is very convenient. Pedestrians will probably like the walk north (i.e., down the hill) more than the walk back up.


    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

    $1,495,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 422621931
    60% Sold-Out!! Residence 405 is a unique, top-floor, junior 2-bed/2-bath condominium, oriented toward the rear of the building with southern views. The open floor plan features kitchen with Studio Becker cabinetry, marble countertops, Miele gas cooktop, Miele built-in oven, Miele...
    Single Family Residence
    $3,995,000 | 3, 3, 1
    MLS# 422621267
    Welcome to 2130 Filbert, a New Orleans French Quarter-style home in prime Cow Hollow! This turn of the century residence has been beautifully renovated, juxtaposing its nostalgic carriage house exterior w/ a sleek modern interior. The upper level of the...
    $2,455,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 422618691
    Drawing inspiration from an earlier era, Handel Architects combines grand architecture with sophisticated interiors. Each expansive residence at Union House marries classic details, modern styling, and finishes of the finest quality, resulting in a collection of rare and generously proportioned...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Single Family Residence
    $8,250,000 | 4, 3, 2
    MLS# 421609230
    Rare opportunity to own an exceptional, fully detached, move in condition home in most desirable Cow Hollow location. This magnificent home boasts and extra-large lot, 37 X 137.6 (5092 sq ft) with an enormous South-garden. Light pours into the kitchen...
    $1,649,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 421605175
    Residence 203 showcases Murano San Francisco's steel and concrete construction w/walls of glass and a fabulous, 2-bed/2-bath floor plan. Island kitchen w/bar-top, Studio Becker cabinetry, marble countertops, wine chiller, Miele gas cooktop, Miele built-in oven, Miele integrated/cabinet-faced dishwasher and refrigerator....
    Single Family Residence
    $3,600,000 | 3, 2, 1
    MLS# 421609726
    Ideally located, this exceptional home offers captivating curb appeal. Curated by noted SF Interior Designer John K. Anderson, JKA Design, it showcases a passion for creative, impactful design featuring outstanding finishes. Reinvented and rebuilt in 2015, this extraordinary remodel allowed...

    More About Cow Hollow

    Perched between the flats of the Marina and the heights of Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow used to be a bucolic scene of dairy cows grazing the hill above the Bay. The dairies are long gone, but the name is still around. 

    Homes in Cow Hollow enjoy close proximity to the neighborhood shopping district along Union Street. It’s a bustling and busy thoroughfare, with high-end stores that import their clothes from the finest fashion capitals of the globe nestled next to frozen yogurt chain stores, with pretty much everything in between. Some of the city’s best restaurants call Cow Hollow home, and after a long day of shopping or exploring, it’s hard to beat sitting on an outside patio for some relaxing people watching.

    The Presidio, once an Army base but now site of many offices, rental homes, and open space, bounds the neighborhood to the west, so Cow Hollow residents are able to take advantage of the multitude of trails and open spaces within the Presidio.