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.

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North Waterfront From Telegraph Hill

Bay Bridge From Telegraph Hill

Greenwich Steps Climb On Telegraph Hill

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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).

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Neighborhood Homes for Sale

Single-Family Home
$2,750,000 | 2, 2
MLS# 484885
Best Value for SFD on all of Telegraph Hill! Once or twice in a lifetime Opportunity. The Ultimate in City Living with Privacy. A true Sanctuary set in a verdant Zen-style garden. Significant 1990's rebuild behind a Historic Facade. 2...
3 Unit
$2,500,000
MLS# 485161
The subject is a three story building constructed of wood with no off street parking. The building was constructed in 1900 and renovated in 1970 with permits. The building is approximately 3,615 Square feet plus a basement. The building has...
5 - 15 Unit
$4,900,000
MLS# 485124
Amazing opportunity to purchase six vacant flats plus one retail space in the heart of North Beach! These spacious view units are in pristine original condition. Fine craftsmanship and pride-of-ownership are evident throughout. Most of the units offer amazing views;...
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Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

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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...
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Condominium
$715,000 | 2, 1
MLS# 475058
Located in the heart of Telegraph Hill, this beautiful and cozy renovated condo offers two bedrooms one bath, a bright open living room and a remodeled kitchen with new granite counters, stainless steel appliances and dining area. New flooring and...
SOLD
Condominium
$650,000 | 2, 1
MLS# 475059
Located in the heart of Telegraph Hill, this wonderful and cozy renovated condo offers two bedrooms one bath, a separate living room, and a comfy kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. New tiling in the bathroom, new flooring...
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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.

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