Nob Hill

The Comstock. Jones St. Drop-dead downtown views. Polk Street. When elegant begins to get a bit denser and estates become co-ops and full-floor penthouse homes, you’ll know you’ve crossed Van Ness and arrived in Nob Hill.

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    Huntington Park and Grace Cathedral
    Cable Car Nob Hill
    Huntington Park with Pacific Union Club and Fairmont Hotel

    Neighborhood Vibe

    Welcome to one of San Francisco’s most, well, San Francisco neighborhoods. Bordered to the south by California Street, Van Ness to the west, Broadway to the north, and Stockton to the east, Nob Hill is home to some of San Francisco’s earliest landmarks. You’ll find Grace Cathedral, the Pacific-Union Club, the Fairmont Hotel, and plenty of history in the neighborhood. Chinatown is on the eastern side of the neighborhood.


    Popular Home Styles

    Nob Hill is one of the few San Francisco neighborhoods in which you’ll find a smattering of stock co-ops. Single-family homes exist in the neighborhood, but there are probably more condominiums and co-ops than single-family homes. As this was one of San Francisco’s earlier neighborhoods, you’ll find a lot of Victorian and Edwardian homes. Depending on their location, some of the homes have dramatic downtown or San Francisco Bay views.


    Getting Around

    Nob Hill is a transit-rich environment, served by several bus lines. The Central Subway, well underway at this writing in late 2018, will (allegedly) open in 2021. It is also just a short walk from downtown, so depending on where your job is, walking isn’t completely out of the running (no pun intended) as a commute option. Cable cars also cross the neighborhood, but given their popularity with visitors, they don’t necessarily make the best transit choice for a daily commute.


    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

    Tenancy In Common
    $399,000 | 0, 1, 0
    MLS# 422662424
    Remodeled studio with private deck nestled in the heart of Nob Hill. Updated granite counters and stainless steel appliances, chef-style gas stovetop, and hardwood floors throughout the main living space and kitchen. Tiled bathroom, in-unit washer and dryer, and private...
    $698,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 422664719
    Perfectly located on Nob Hill near Grace Cathedral and dog-friendly Huntington Park, this sophisticated condo offers everything your San Francisco heart desires. A unique and spacious one-bedroom, it has an ideal light-filled open layout. The living area is complemented by...
    $2,049,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 422667797
    ***Recently reduced from $2,295,000 to $2,049,000** Southeast facing Two Bedroom Two Bath with balcony. Composed of only forty-four residences, many with outdoor rooms and bespoke spatial compositions, Crescent represents the very essence of rare, collectible design in Nob Hill. Designed...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    5 or More Unit
    $2,400,000 | 0, 0, 2
    MLS# 422659149
    Handsome Edwardian building located just 1 block from the top of Nob Hill near Huntington Park and Grace Cathedral and 5 blocks from the Transamerica Building and downtown offices. Property receives a 99 Walkscore and a 100 Transit Score. This...
    $2,950,000 | 2, 2, 2
    MLS# 422659781
    Sweeping Golden Gate Bridge and Bay views greet you as you enter this elegant and refined upper floor residence at the luxurious Montaire. The living room and dining room enjoy breathtaking northwest SF outlooks through expansive walls of windows. The...
    $2,900,000 | 3, 2, 1
    MLS# 422622409
    One of a kind 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condominium on the corner of Nob Hill and Russian Hill, offering unobstructed Golden Gate Bridge views from the entertaining level and the ideal indoor/outdoor lifestyle with an exclusive backyard. Beautifully crafted by...

    More About Nob Hill

    Nob Hill is chock full of San Francisco history, although much of it was wiped out in the earthquake and fire of 1906. Many of the storied mansions, built by the City’s early millionaires, were destroyed in the fire. Still standing today: the Fairmont Hotel and the Flood Mansion, which now operates as the Pacific-Union Club. Swanky hotels were built in place of many of the destroyed mansions.

    Nob Hill today is still a deluxe address, with many exclusive condo and stock co-op buildings providing large luxury homes. Perched high on the hill, many homes in this area have stunning views. It’s a dense, quite urban neighborhood, but with few high-rises (mainly hotels), it still feels approachable and somewhat inviting.