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
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    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.

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    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

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    Condominium
    $857,000 | 1, 1, 0
    MLS# 422669228
    A cool and classy one bedroom with its own exclusive use rear deck is in a fantastic Cow Hollow location. This East facing rear unit is quiet, has sun-filled mornings, and has verdant views into the backyard. It has Art...
    Single Family Home
    $13,500,000 | 5, 6, 2
    MLS# 422667567
    A spectacular residence boasting views of the Bay from the edge of the Presidio, this meticulously renovated, 4-level property cues up effortlessly livable high-end design. Detached on 4 sides to maximize views, the 5BD, 6 full, 2 half BA masterpiece...
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    Single Family Home
    $4,987,500 | 4, 4, 2
    MLS# 422666040
    Tudor Revival 3-bedroom 3.5-bath house plus detached cottage in idyllic Cow Hollow. Built in 1905, this residence is rich in history and replete with period details. The main house has 3 en-suite bedrooms plus powder room, 2-car garage, laundry and...
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    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

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    Tenancy In Common
    $2,400,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 422637901
    Top floor unit (2 bd, 2 ba) split between top floor and roof level with windows on 3 sides: light modern, open concept unit featuring oversized island and extensive bar counter seating. Owner selling both top floor units (#5 and...
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    Tenancy In Common
    $1,700,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 422637900
    Top floor unit (1bd, 1.5 ba) with windows on 3 sides: light modern, open concept unit featuring oversized island and extensive bar counter seating. Owner selling both top floor units (#5 and #6). Entire roof deck deeded to units #5...
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    Condominium
    $980,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 422658786
    This rarely available, and stylish penthouse condo is located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Cow Hollow, and makes a perfect retreat for the tasteful and modern city dweller. The oversized layout is perfect for today's lifestyle, featuring...
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    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.

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