Nob Hill

Nob Hill is the peak of sophisticated living.

With prices as high as its hilltops, immaculately maintained streets and storefronts lend Nob Hill an exclusive air. Historic Victorian homes and spectacular views add to the neighborhood’s unattainable mystique, while a Gothic style cathedral contributes to its old-world opulence. Not a neighborhood to be outdone, Nob Hill also boasts world-class restaurants and swanky lounges for after-dinner drinks.

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On the Map

Nob Hill is bordered by Chinatown, North Beach, Tenderloin, Downtown, Financial District, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, Pacific Heights, and Western Addition/NOPA

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

SFO Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic or 60 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 7 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 15 minutes by public transit
Golden Gate Park: 20 minutes by cab without traffic

High Society in Nob Hill

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Nob Hill is known for its picturesque vistas and picture-perfect streetscapes.

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Despite its views of Downtown, Nob Hill's serene streets and pristine homes make it feel miles away.

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The neighborhood is extremely safe (lots of high-end hotels around) and quiet - even way past midnight."

Marc

Visited in 2013

Nob Hill's Neighborly Side

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Don't be intimidated by Nob Hill's ritzy facades. Whether sprawling in the park or sharing lunch, the neighborhood knows how to relax.

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Nob Hill is a very central location and there's plenty of public transport options around."

Jennifer

Visited in 2013

Nob Hill's Nightlife

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When the day declines, descend the hill onto Polk Street.

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Restaurants, bars, and lounges offer nocturnal spots to linger.

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Night owls of all sorts make their way to Polk Street's sports bars, Irish pubs, and cocktail lounges.

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Photography

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Originally trained as an architect, Odessa has shifted her passion to photography of all sorts. She specializes in family, children and newborn photography but enjoys pursuing architectural photography as well. She calls San Francisco home with her husband and daughter.

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