Parnassus Heights
Homes for Sale

Parnassus Heights has, well, climbed. Once home to one of San Francisco’s most beloved authors (Armistead Maupin, of “Tales of the City” fame), and still home to one of our most enchanting streets, it’s a subtle kind of special. Nestled against the Mt. Sutro open-space preserve and gently embraced by eucalyptus, it’s almost always love at first sight.

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    View of Parnassus Heights
    UCSF Parnassus Campus and Mount Sutro
    Mount Sutro Forest Interior Greenbelt Trail
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    Parnassus Heights Neighborhood Vibe

    Parnassus Heights and Cole Valley are part of the same subdistrict in the San Francisco MLS, but to us, they have a distinctly different flair. Parnassus Heights is up the hill from what most people think of as Cole Valley — where you’ll find larger homes, curving streets, some awe-inspiring views of downtown and the Bay, and a quiet separation from the commercial corridor on Cole Street.

     

    Popular Parnassus Heights Home Styles

    Grand homes from the Victorian and Edwardian era are common in Parnassus Heights, many with killer views to the west, north, or east. Single-family homes are quite common in this neighborhood, but there are also some condos in small buildings, and a few tenancies-in-common (TICs) tossed into the mix as well.  

     

    Getting Around in Parnassus Heights

    The N-Judah is the closest light-rail line to Parnassus Heights, and depending on how much height your address has, the walk back up the hill at the end of the day might be quite a trek. There are also a handful of Muni buses that serve that neighborhood, which could make that climb a little easier. Car commuters will need to summon some patience to get across town to the bridges or the highways.

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    Our Current Selection of Parnassus Heights Homes for Sale

    Condominium
    $1,750,000 | 3, 1, 1
    MLS# 424010239
    Situated on a charming block of Cole Valley's coveted Belvedere Street, this beautifully designed condo by Gast Architects opens onto an enchanting garden oasis and offers both modern and comfortable living. Your spirits will be lifted by the cheery shades...
    Condominium
    $995,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 424010641
    Crisp, clean, and contemporary this Smart 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath unit boasts a stylish open floor plan with lovely outlooks toward the Marin Headlands and St Ignatius Church. Entertaining and Comfortable everyday living comes easy in the updated kitchen with...
    Condominium
    $899,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 423927966
    Charming light-filled top floor 1-bedroom condo in the heart of Cole Valley, showcasing classic San Francisco allure with an abundance of period details. Nestled on a flat block, this unit is advantageously positioned at the rear of a 6-unit Edwardian...
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    Recently Sold Listings in Parnassus Heights

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    Condominium
    $1,600,000 | 4, 1, 1
    MLS# 423919480
    - NOW With 1 Car Parking - Views From Every Room - Right in the Cole Valley Pocket, 80 Parnassus is an updated, Top Floor flex 3-4 bedroom view condominium w/ views of the Marin Headlands, Sutro Forest Hillside, and...
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    Quadruplex
    $3,250,000 | 8, 0, 0
    MLS# 423919115
    Welcome to this exquisite 4-unit Queen Anne building in the coveted neighborhood of Cole Valley, San Francisco. Steeped in history and meticulously cared for by a single family for over four decades, this property seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern...
    SOLD
    Condominium
    $1,575,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 423909449
    Introducing a chic urban oasis in Cole Valley. This two level 2-bed, 2.5-bath condo redefines city living. A bright open-plan living and dining area with bay windows, hardwood floors, recessed lighting and gas fireplace welcome you. The remodeled kitchen boasts...
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    More About Parnassus Heights

    Beloved author Armistead Maupin made his home in Parnassus Heights for years, and while Barbary Lane is based on Macondray Lane on the other side of town, it’s easy to imagine living your own Tales of the City in this quiet, oh-so-San Francisco enclave above the hustle and bustle of Cole Valley.

    The leafy, quiet streets of Parnassus Heights offer some welcome surprises: lovely views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay, access to the hiking and walking trails in the 61-acre Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve (owned by UCSF), and proximity to both Cole Valley and the Inner Sunset. Grand homes from the Victorian and Edwardian era snuggle up next to completely renovated homes replete with lots of steel and glass.

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