Cow Hollow

Welcome to Marina/Cow Hollow

A vibrant and trendy neighborhood full of energy near the waterfront

Marina/Cow Hollow, featuring the picturesque views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bustling streets of San Francisco, offers a dynamic blend of upscale living and cosmopolitan excitement. This neighborhood is celebrated for its striking architecture, including the iconic Palace of Fine Arts, and its prime location that offers access to some of the city’s most incredible waterfront vistas. With a youthful vibe and abundant energy, Marina/Cow Hollow real estate attracts a trendy crowd that appreciates its aesthetic charms and vibrant social landscape.

Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the area’s eclectic mix of stylish boutiques, standout dining options, and lively nightlife scene. The neighborhood’s walkable streets are lined with an array of shops and cafes, providing endless opportunities for leisure and entertainment.

If you’re intrigued by the San Francisco real estate scene, Marina/Cow Hollow may be the perfect fit. Whether you are looking for a serene spot to relax by the water or a lively bar to enjoy an evening out, Marina/Cow Hollow offers an enviable lifestyle.

What to Love

  • Iconic Landmarks: Enjoy unrivaled views of the Golden Gate Bridge and visit the historic Palace of Fine Arts.
  • Shopping and Dining: Explore the array of trendy boutiques and indulge in culinary delights.
  • Nightlife: Experience the vibrant nightlife scene with various bars and clubs catering to an energetic crowd.
  • Community Hotspot: Participate in local festivals and community events.

Local Lifestyle

Marina/Cow Hollow offers a lifestyle that’s both laid-back and invigorating all at once. This neighborhood is a haven for those who enjoy the great outdoors, with numerous parks and green spaces like Marina Green, where locals picnic, kite-fly, or simply soak up the California sun against the backdrop of the bay. The community is active and fitness-oriented, with jogging and biking paths along the waterfront. Social life here revolves around the local eateries and cafes during the day, while the evenings buzz with activity in the trendy bars and clubs. Marina/Cow Hollow offers a perfect mix of leisure, entertainment, and luxury.

Dining and Shopping

Roma Antica delivers authentic Italian dishes that transport diners straight to the streets of Rome, while Balboa Cafe remains a local favorite for its classic American cuisine and friendly ambiance. Meanwhile, Cracked & Battered offers a delightful brunch menu that draws crowds every weekend, and Tacolicious serves up some of the city’s best tacos in a lively, colorful setting.

The shopping experience matches its dining scene in quality. From high-end boutiques to unique local shops, the area is a treasure trove for fashionistas and casual shoppers alike. The streets are dotted with stores that boast the latest trends, artistic creations, and luxury goods.

Entertainment and Things to Do

Take a leisurely stroll through Chestnut Street for some window shopping and coffee tasting, or immerse yourself in the arts at the Palace of Fine Arts, a 1915 architectural marvel that hosts notable exhibitions and performances.

Marina Green is the perfect spot for those looking to unwind outdoors, offering spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and ample space for recreational activities. For those who thrive at night, Union Street comes alive with an array of bars and clubs, providing endless options for evening entertainment.

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Overview for Cow Hollow, CA

9,636 people live in Cow Hollow, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $137,559. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Cow Hollow, CA

There's plenty to do around Cow Hollow, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Casita Vegana SF, Worthy Granola, and ABunnDance.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.2 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.52 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.5 miles 28 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.06 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.91 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cow Hollow, CA

Cow Hollow has 4,492 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cow Hollow do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,636 people call Cow Hollow home. The population density is 46,519.548 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby Cow Hollow. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St Vincent De Paul School
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