Russian Hill

Welcome to Russian Hill

A historic, hilly oasis


Russian Hill is a San Francisco neighborhood that epitomizes the city’s blend of historical allure and modern sophistication. Renowned for its steep hills adorned with quaint cable cars and breathtaking views of the Bay, Russian Hill offers a picturesque residential area intertwined with vibrant community touchstones. The neighborhood's streets twist and turn, revealing hidden stairways and secluded gardens, making every day an adventure. Among its most famous landmarks is the crooked section of Lombard Street, attracting visitors from around the world who come to marvel at its beautifully landscaped, sinuous path.

Russian Hill is not just a tourist destination but a lively community with a deep-rooted history. Once a bohemian hub for writers and artists, the area retains a creative spirit, enhanced by its charming architectural mix of Victorian homes and modern condos. This district is perfect for those seeking a serene lifestyle within quick distance of bustling commercial districts, waterfront parks, and exceptional dining options. Its central location in San Francisco real estate provides easy access to the rest of the city, yet its elevated position allows for a peaceful escape from the urban rush.
 
 

What to Love

  • Breathtaking Views: From the Bay Bridge to Alcatraz, panoramic vistas are a daily luxury.
  • Rich History: Home to iconic cable cars and literary legends, Russian Hill has a uniquely storied past.
  • Architectural Charm: The neighborhood boasts a blend of ornate Victorian homes and sleek contemporary buildings.
  • Vibrant Dining Scene: Russian Hill offers an array of culinary delights, from high-end restaurants to cozy cafes.
  • Walkable Streets: Lush greenery and hidden staircases make walking a delightful and common mode of transportation.


Local Lifestyle

Living in Russian Hill means embracing a lifestyle of elegance and ease. Residents often start their mornings with a brisk walk or jog along the scenic paths, followed by coffee at a local café where baristas know their orders by heart. The neighborhood's friendly, small-town feel makes it easy to form close-knit relationships. Evenings might find locals enjoying a glass of wine at a sidewalk bistro or attending an art gallery opening. The blend of quiet residential streets and lively commercial areas provides an ideal balance for both relaxation and entertainment.
 

Dining and Shopping

Russian Hill's dining scene has much to explore. Leopold's serves hearty Austrian fare in a vibrant, warm setting. Swan Oyster Depot, a historic spot, offers some of the freshest seafood in the city, drawing lines that stretch down the block. For Italian cuisine lovers, Acquolina provides an intriguing menu that pairs perfectly with its selection of fine wines.

A visit to Restaurant Gary Danko is essential for culinary aficionados. This acclaimed restaurant is synonymous with luxury dining in San Francisco, offering a sophisticated menu that highlights the very best of Californian cuisine with a focus on innovation and quality. From the beef tartare to seared scallops, each selection is full of flavor.

Shopping in Russian Hill is equally rewarding, with boutiques that range from high-end fashion stops to bespoke handcrafted jewelry. Whether browsing for vintage finds or contemporary artworks, shopping here is always an adventure.
 

Entertainment and Things to Do

Exploring Russian Hill offers a treasure trove of activities steeped in San Francisco's iconic atmosphere. The crooked section of Lombard Street, known as the "crookedest street in the world," provides a unique experience and exceptional views of the city, making it a must-visit for both tourists and locals.

For a journey back in time, the San Francisco Cable Car Museum presents an intriguing look at the history of San Francisco’s beloved cable cars, showcasing vintage cars and detailing the cable system that has moved city residents for over a century.

For those interested in architecture and history, Russian Hill is home to beautifully preserved historic homes that offer a glimpse into the city’s Victorian past. Walking tours through these quiet residential streets reveal stunning architecture and hidden garden stairways, ideal for photography enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

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Overview for Russian Hill, CA

14,665 people live in Russian Hill, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $119,131. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,665

Total Population

39 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$119,131

Average individual Income

Around Russian Hill, CA

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

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Walker's Paradise
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Very Bikeable
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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
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.34 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.61 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.2 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.24 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.15 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Russian Hill, CA

Russian Hill has 7,713 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Russian Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,665 people call Russian Hill home. The population density is 39,882.374 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,665

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39

Median Age

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2

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$119,131

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Schools in Russian Hill, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Russian Hill. 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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Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
The New School of San Francisco
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K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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