Lower Pacific Heights Neighborhood Vibe
Bounded by Geary and California, Gough and Presidio, Lower Pacific Heights isn’t quite as swanky as its neighbor to the north (Pacific Heights) — and that’s not a put-down. Japantown is a major draw to the neighborhood, and Fillmore and Divisadero streets serve up numerous shopping, eating, and drinking opportunities. The Fillmore Jazz Festival makes the already-bustling neighborhood even busier each July.
Popular Lower Pacific Heights Home Styles
Victorian homes line the leafy streets of Lower Pacific Heights, some single-family homes and some converted to condominiums over the years. Clustered around Fillmore Street, you’ll find larger condo buildings that were built more recently.
Getting Around in Lower Pacific Heights
Downtown commuters who rely on public transit appreciate the proximity of the 38-Geary Muni bus line that is just a short walk for neighborhood dwellers, as well as the other bus lines that serve the area. Pine (to the Pacific) and Bush (to the Bay) also traverse the neighborhood, offering a good option if you will be relying on your car to get you across town in either direction on a regular basis.
Lower Pacific Heights is a San Francisco sub-district that flies underneath the radar of many, as it lacks (although it borrows heavily from) the name-brand cachet of the adjacent Pacific Heights neighborhood. Homes here rarely have a view, but Lower Pacific Heights is home to Japantown and is bordered by the busy Geary Street to the south.
Lower Pacific Heights is a relatively sunny neighborhood, and downtown commuters who rely on public transit appreciate the proximity of the 38-Geary Muni bus line that is just a short walk for neighborhood dwellers. Pine (to the Pacific) and Bush (to the Bay) also traverse the neighborhood, offering a good option if you will be relying on your car to get you across town in either direction on a regular basis.
Japantown offers a cluster of authentic (although some are more authentic than others, your mileage may vary) Japanese dining, shopping, and cultural experiences, and Fillmore Street offers additional options for restaurants, shopping boutiques, and great people-watching opportunities. Whether you are looking for a free-standing Italianate Victorian home or a recently constructed condominium in a mid-size building, Lower Pacific Heights offers a widely varied selection of homes for sale.