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


    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

    Tenancy In Common
    $599,000 | 1, 1, 0
    MLS# 422702005
    Spacious one bedroom flat is newly constructed and features an open floor plan with sleek modern finishes. Spacious living room opens up to a stylish eat in kitchen with custom cabinets, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Smart layout designed...
    Tenancy In Common
    $1,250,000 | 2, 2, 0
    MLS# 422708647
    Perched high atop Telegraph Hill, this renovated 2 Bed/2 Bath apt. home is part of a new T.I.C. development located in one of San Francisco's favorite neighborhoods. This Penthouse floor-through unit with a roof deck and separate balcony has great...
    5 or More Unit
    $3,848,000 | 3, 2, 0
    MLS# 422700280
    110 year-old San Francisco treasure on the market for the first time ever! Commissioned by the Pezzi family in 1913, 407-411 Greenwich offers the rare opportunity to own a true San Francisco legacy at the top of Greenwich steps! Perfectly...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    $1,155,000 | 2, 1, 0
    MLS# 422704946
    Situated in the heart of North Beach, this Beautiful condo offers unparalleled exclusivity and privacy with iconic panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, City skyline, & the Views of Coit Tower. The fully upgraded 2 bed 1 bath condo...
    $1,070,000 | 2, 1, 1
    MLS# 422698892
    On a quiet tree lined one block street, 33 Midway offers a perfect blend of City life in a quiet neighborhood setting. Perfectly located only a block from the Bay and between The Embarcadero, North Beach, Telegraph Hill & Fort...
    $1,800,000 | 4, 0, 0
    MLS# 422694972
    413 Vallejo is the definition of good bones. Shielded from northern wind at its Southeast Telegraph Hill perch, the property is located on what many call the best bedrock in the city, just a few blocks away from classic haunts...

    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.