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

    Single Family Residence
    $2,595,000 | 2, 2
    MLS# 421600921
    It's a rare, red-letter day when homes along the famed Filbert Steps hit the market, let alone on bucolic Napier Lane. Step back in time with a sprinkle of fairy dust, Napier Lane is a boardwalk with pre-quake cottages set...
    $6,995,000 | 0
    MLS# 421590872
    Trophy building in the heart of Telegraph Hill! Owner's penthouse w/ 270 views of the city, the Bay, The GG Bridge & Coit Tower + 4 remodeled income residences. Live your dream in prime neighborhood w/ sensational high-rise quality views...
    $775,000 | 2, 1
    MLS# 421598716
    An opportunity to own a condo on the magical Filbert Steps in the Historic Telegraph Hill District. Behind the charming gated entrance to the property is a light filled 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo in a detached 4 unit building,...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Tenancy In Common
    $1,095,000 | 3, 2
    MLS# 421606190
    Located in the heart of San Francisco's South of Market Neighborhood, this modern and spacious 3br/2ba penthouse flat is the perfect oasis for those looking to take advantage of all that urban life has to offer, while also having a...
    Single Family Residence
    $940,000 | 2, 2
    MLS# 421605165
    Views, Views, Views! This amazing home has sweeping views from both living/dining rooms. Fireplace and refinished hardwood throughout. 2 large beddrooms. Eat in kitchen. Large 2 car garage and deck in yard. Quiet cul-de-sac. steps away from bus line and...
    5 or More Unit
    $2,295,000 | 0
    MLS# 421606063
    Charming, well maintained, lobby entrance building with 2 one bedrooms and 4 studios. All units with large walk in closets. Good income. Soft story work completed. Excellent location with lots of public transporation, shopping, & restaurants.

    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.