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
    $995,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 422642418
    Tucked away on a quiet block in the beloved Telegraph Hill neighborhood is a spacious full floor flat comprised of two bedrooms and two full baths. The large living area opens up to a fully remodeled eat-in kitchen with custom...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Single Family Home
    $2,560,000 | 3, 2, 2
    MLS# 422641374
    On the north slope of Telegraph Hill, one block from Pioneer Park & the iconic Coit Tower, this Mediterranean home combines circa 1939 heritage w/designer updates. A roof-tiled arbor introduces the elevated front entrance, which opens to fine hardwood floors,...
    $15,500,000 | 0, 0, 5
    MLS# 422643069
    This one-of-a-kind architectural triumph, with design by Jim Jennings Architecture was created over a 3 year period on an extra-large parcel on Telegraph Hill. Iconic bay views especially from the rooftop terrace. This home's discreet street entrance opens to a...
    $2,350,000 | 2, 2, 2
    MLS# 422626472
    Video Preview! Virtual Media. Built in 1995 on the top of Telegraph Hill, 112 Alta is a detached contemporary condominium w/ great views. Private stairs & front door open to a gracious Foyer w/ hardwood floors. The open staircase leads...

    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.