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

    Stock Cooperative
    $1,699,000 | 3, 2, 1
    MLS# 421591733
    Perched up high on Nob Hill you will find this spacious renovated, newly painted co-op apartment in the elegant Comstock, one of San Francisco's most sought-after full service buildings. Urban living at its best! Three (3) bedrooms, (or 2 bd....
    $1,449,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 422620980
    Atop renowned Nob Hill on a flat block, this boutique building contains only 10 units. From the sparkling lobby, press the elevator button for direct access to your chic one-half floor apt. The generous LR/DR enjoys a gas fireplace and...
    $998,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 422621609
    Welcome to Apartment 1012. This light-filled west-facing condominium offers grant views and provides the largest square footage of all one-bedroom in the Gramercy Towers with 1,056 square feet. The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. HOA dues cover EVERY...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    $2,150,000 | 3, 2, 1
    MLS# 421616698
    Gorgeous, renovated Edwardian condo with gracious ceilings, intricate millwork, timeless details (wainscoting, crown molding, baseboards, built-ins, decorative dust corners, hardwood floors w/ inlays). Floor plan offers open contemporary kitchen (completely renovated), formal dining, large living room w/ wood burning fireplace,...
    $625,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 421606926
    This South facing one bedroom unit offers a living room flooded with natural light, built-in shelving and parquet floors. There is a galley style electric kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space. The interior rear bedroom can inspire a good...
    $748,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 421593606
    Apartment No.1033 is located on the North side of the Gramercy Towers facing Grace Cathedral and the second largest Gothic window in the United States. There are partial views of Huntington Square Park, the Pacific Union Club and the Fairmont...

    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.