Presidio Heights

Where palatial estates actually are palatial estates. Le Petit Trianon, to name just one. Notable homes by notable San Francisco architects like Bernard Maybeck, Ernest Coxhead, Julia Morgan, William F. Knowles, and Willis Polk. Walk north to the Presidio  & Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Shop a few blocks south in Laurel Village. Life is good.


Lincoln Golf Course in Presidio Park

View of Presidio Heights

Presidio Park Walkways


Presidio Heights Neighborhood Vibe

Sum it up like this: swanky, understated, and quintessentially San Francisco. Upscale shopping options are plentiful in Laurel Village and on Sacramento Street, and urban outdoor athletes love to take advantage of the Presidio. Just inside the Presidio, Julius Kahn playground awaits the little ones.


Popular Presidio Heights Home Styles

The cream of the crop: a Who’s Who of Famous San Francisco Architects designed some of the stately homes in Presidio Heights — Bernard Maybeck, Ernest Coxhead, Julia Morgan, William F. Knowles, and Willis Polk, to name a few. Many of the grand homes have been divided into condominiums over time, but single-family homes still abound.


Getting Around in Presidio Heights

A couple of bus lines skirt the neighborhood, and drivers who commute to downtown should dedicate a chunk of time in the morning to wrestle with traffic. Commuters to the North Bay have a relatively easy approach to the Golden Gate Bridge, but people traveling south or across the Bay Bridge will spend some time cooling their heels in traffic getting across town.


Neighborhood Homes for Sale

Single-Family Home
$8,650,000 | 5, 4
MLS# 484561
Positioned on a coveted block in Presidio Heights, the home offers timeless elegance and sophistication. Details include crown molding, oak hardwood floors, generous entertainment rooms, and outdoor spaces on every level. On the main floor are the public spaces, which...
Single-Family Home
$6,500,000 | 3, 3
MLS# 484349
Behind an eye-catching shingled faade, this delightful Arts & Crafts-style home features updated light-filled interiors with clean, crisp lines. The living room offers a sophisticated space for living and entertaining with two sets of wide double glass doors opening to...
Single-Family Home
$8,750,000 | 4, 4
MLS# 484972
Pristine light home, close to The Presidio National Park, features exquisite architectural detailing that creates a beautiful transitional aesthetic. European Garden Stairs meander up from the sidewalk to a gated entry and east-facing court yard, and a handsome Elevator provide...

Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

Single-Family Home
$4,395,000 | 4, 4
MLS# 477805
Classic home retains the charm of its era with high-ceilings, moldings, hardwood floors throughout and a fplc in the dining room. Remodeled for today with a kitchen that opens to the family room, 4.5 tastefully remodeled baths and a deck...
$1,900,000 | 3, 2
MLS# 477774
3BR/2BA Edwardian full floor flat in great Presidio Heights location. Updated kitchen and baths. Expansive living room with bay windows, built-in cabinets, and fireplace. Elegant formal dining room with beam ceilings. Eat in kitchen. Large master suite. Shared south facing...
2 Unit
MLS# 477043
Located on a tree lined block in toney Presidio Hts & in the same family for over 64 years, this spacious duplex offers a great address & easy access to the Presidio, Sacramento St with its shops, restaurants and transportation....

More About Presidio Heights

Presidio Heights made headlines in 2017 when one of its private streets was auctioned off to the highest bidder after taxes weren’t paid for 10-plus years. Awkward! The residents of Presidio Terrace got their street back when the City rescinded the auction sale, but those buyers are suing the City to rescind the rescission. Got that?

But that’s not all that Presidio Heights is known for. It’s a neighborhood of grand-scale homes, where prominent local politicians rub elbows with their maybe-not-so-famous neighbors.