Telegraph Hill

Tourists flock to WPA murals that grace a monument to firefighters while parrots flock to whatever neighborhood park feels nice. Looking for a front row seat to sunrises and sunsets on the San Francisco Bay from your own slice of the hill? You’ve arrived, so sit back and enjoy the show.


North Waterfront From Telegraph Hill

Bay Bridge From Telegraph Hill

Greenwich Steps Climb On Telegraph Hill


Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Vibe

Many homes in Telegraph Hill have unobstructed water views of the San Francisco Bay, including Alcatraz and Treasure Island. If you are looking for nightlife, restaurants, and shopping you’ll find all of that a short walk away in the surrounding neighborhoods. Telegraph Hill homes begin at expensive, and prices quickly go north. Homes with exceptional views or historic pedigrees can easily list for millions of dollars.


Popular Telegraph Hill Home Styles

Telegraph Hill is a neighborhood that is “gently dense” with mixed-use buildings and mid-rise construction defining the neighborhood. If you’re looking for a modern condo building, this isn’t the neighborhood to be searching in.


Getting Around in Telegraph Hill

Bring your feet, a bicycle, or a car. Muni bus lines are the primary public transit option in the neighborhood, although downtown is easily within walking distance (as long as you don’t mind the walk uphill when you return at the end of the day).


Neighborhood Homes for Sale

$799,000 | 0, 1
MLS# 478906
Gorgeous, one-bedroom in North Beach, just blocks from shops and attractions. The rooftop offers panoramic views of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and attractions. This condo home is at the corner of Stockton and Bay Streets. As you enter this unit, you...
$6,999,000 | 4, 2
MLS# 478770
Situated on the slope of iconic Telegraph Hill, this house-like condo boasts 4 levels of luxury living. Designed & remodeled in 2016 by Chroma,the high-end finishes and state-of-the-art design maximize the space and accentuate the stunning Bay and GGB views.Enter...
2 Unit
MLS# 478015
This modern luxury home provides a 360 VIEW of San Francisco's Skyline and Bay. Legally a 2-unit building, this is perfect for multi-generation living in one grand estate. Located in the heart of historic Telegraph Hill overlooking the Financial District,...

Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

Single-Family Home
$1,300,000 | 2, 1
MLS# 479304
Condo alternative located on the coveted eastern slope of Telegraph Hill, walkable to the Financial District, North Beach & the Embarcadero! This special house is a rare find situated in a historic pocket. Enjoy soaring ceilings & vintage lighting on...
3 Unit
MLS# 477776
Multiunit property in Telegraph Hill. Three unit main building and a cottage house at the rear of the property. Two car tandem parking in garage on ground floor. Tenant occupied. Please do not disturb tenants at any time.
3 Unit
MLS# 476420
Telegraph Hill VACANT Trophy Building. This classic three-unit building is set against the dramatic backdrop of San Francisco's famed Telegraph Hill. With breathtaking views of Coit Tower, the Bay and Downtown, this spacious property features three vacant units, 2-car parking,...

More About Telegraph Hill

On the northeast corner of San Francisco, above the North Waterfront neighborhood, you’ll find the imposing presence of Telegraph Hill, recognized across the globe for Coit Tower, a monument to firefighters that rises 210 feet above the hill.

Telegraph Hill is bounded by an area defined by Vallejo Street on the south, Sansome on the east, Francisco to the north and Powell Street and Columbus Avenue to the west, where the neighborhood abuts the bustling and busy North Beach neighborhood. Muni bus lines are the primary public transit option in the neighborhood, although downtown is easily within walking distance (as long as you don’t mind the walk uphill when you return at the end of the day).

The area was originally called Loma Alta (“High Hill”) by the Spaniards, followed by Goat Hill, and then arrived at its current moniker in the 1800s when a semaphore was constructed in the area to signal to the rest of the city the type of ships entering our beloved bay.

The Filbert Steps are well-known for the gardens that meander down to Levi Plaza. Today, Telegraph Hill is also famous for its flock of wild parrots that are the topic of a 2003 book and subsequent documentary entitled The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.

Telegraph Hill homes span a variety of price points, although homes with exceptional views can easily list for millions of dollars, and there are also a variety of housing styles available in the neighborhood, from historic buildings to more recent infill projects.