Russian Hill Real Estate & Homes For Sale

Russian sailors were once buried upon this hill. That’s why. Ground zero for the San Francisco high-rise revolt that began in the 1960s. Not coincidentally, also home to The Summit, The Royal Towers, Green Hill Tower,  the so-called crookedest street in SF (the real crookedest street is in Potrero Hill), and the authentic inspiration for Armistead Maupin’s magical Barbary Lane.

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    Russian Hill at the Top of the City
    Fay Park on the NE side of Russian Hill
    Van Ness Looking Towards SF Bay

    Neighborhood Vibe

    Russian Hill is a very “San Francisco” neighborhood, with tourist draws galore. (Hello, Hyde Street cable car, squiggly Lombard Street, sweet Ghirardelli Square, and magical Macondray Lane, the inspiration for Armistead Maupin’s Barbary Lane.) Stunning views abound, with vistas in every direction from the top of the hill.


    Popular Home Styles

    There are some single-family homes in Russian Hill, and many of them have eight-figure price tags. More common are condos, TICs, and a handful of stock co-ops. This is old-school San Francisco, with peaked-roof Victorians and stately Edwardians nestled up next to mid-century condos and stock co-ops. Notable mid-century developments include 999 Green, 1000 North Point, and 1750 Taylor.


    Getting Around
    Join the tourists on the Hyde Street cable car, or hop on one of the buses that serve the neighborhood. When the Central Subway extension opens in 2021 (allegedly), the east side of Russian Hill will have access to a subway to Powell Street and south to the 4th & King Caltrain station.


    Our Current Selection of Russian Hill Homes for Sale

    Stock Cooperative
    $5,595,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 423921744
    This light and bright half floor 11th floor apartment with terraces has stunning views from Alcatraz and the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge and Sutro Tower. This exclusive 1929 Russian Hill Coop offers a full-time doorman & valet parking....
    5 or More Unit
    $8,500,000 | 0, 0, 2
    MLS# 423923048
    1717 Mason Street is must-see property located in San Francisco's prestigious Russian Hill neighborhood. This fantastic 8-unit property consists of four 3-bedroom, two 2-bedroom and two 1-bedroom units. Five of the units have been remodeled to luxury standards and all...
    $8,950,000 | 4, 0, 2
    MLS# 423907414
    Modern four-bedroom masterpiece by Vincent Leger/EAG Studio + Jeff Schlarb Design! 2028-30 Leavenworth offers connected entertaining rooms, three ensuite bedrooms on one level, studio/media room with private access, & more. A skylight & east-facing wall of glass with views of...

    Recently Sold Listings in Russian Hill

    $2,400,000 | 3, 2, 2
    MLS# 423919946
    Elegant, light-filled townhouse condominium in the heart of Russian Hill! Lives like a single- family home with no shared walls, a separate entrance, and a large private garden. Spread across 3 levels, the residence has its main entertaining space on...
    $841,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 423919887
    Welcome to 1425 Vallejo #301 a fabulous 1 bedroom, 1 bath top level condo located on a gorgeous tree lined Russian Hill street - less than a block from the shops, restaurants, cafes, & nightlife of bustling Polk Street! Situated...
    Stock Cooperative
    $2,995,000 | 4, 3, 2
    MLS# 423913836
    The Fontana Penthouse! Experience the height of waterfront living from this remarkable Penthouse, a single-level, 4-bedroom cooperative apartment boasting 2,365 square feet (approx., public records), which showcases unrivaled, panoramic vistas that define San Francisco living. Sited on the uppermost floor...

    More About Russian Hill

    Named for a small Russian graveyard found at the top of the hill during the Gold Rush, Russian Hill kept the name but removed the graves. Russian Hill boasts some of the most spectacular Bay and bridge views in all of San Francisco, extending from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County.

    World-famous Lombard Street claims to be the crookedest street in San Francisco, but the real winner of that title is actually in Potrero Hill. The Alice Marble tennis courts and Ina Coolbrith park are two neighborhood spots that offer an amazing opportunity to enjoy the view while you get your sport on.

    The famed “Tales of the City” series by Armistead Maupin was inspired by Macondray Lane on Russian Hill, and tourists regularly flock there to have their pictures taken. Russian Hill is also home to many upscale restaurants and great shopping opportunities on Hyde and Polk.

    The area is also home to the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute, a world-renowned school for art that is home to several Diego Rivera murals.

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