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Cow Hollow

Vibrant and fun neighborhood with a lively atmosphere

Welcome to Cow Hollow

Cow Hollow is a highly desirable neighborhood, coveted for its sunny streets, unique shops, and top-tier dining experiences. Rich history, classic San Francisco architecture, and stylish new spots combine to make Cow Hollow one of the area's most unique places to call home. Quiet residential areas nestle alongside bustling Union Street in this affluent and dynamic neighborhood.
The vibes are about peaceful fun and casual elegance; the perfect place for those who enjoy good food, great drinks, and ample opportunities to get outside. This neighborhood is ideal for those who want to enjoy the sunny San Francisco days. Cow Hollow residents love to spend time enjoying one of the local parks or a meal at an outdoor eatery. Those who want homes that reflect quintessential San Francisco architecture alongside a bustling entertainment district flock to this upscale, vibrant neighborhood.

What to Love

  • Peaceful residential streets mixed with a lively entertainment area
  • Upscale, hip restaurants and bars
  • Chic shops and boutiques 
  • Ideally located for recreation and work
  • Plentiful parks and outdoor areas

Local Lifestyle

The neighborhood is serene and highly walkable. Centrally located, Cow Hollow residents have easy access to recreation and work locations all around San Francisco. Union Street sits at the center of Cow Hollow. This area is rich with spots to relax at brunch with friends or find unique items at one of the many shops. Active locals take advantage of the many studios and shops along Union Street offering fitness classes. Those looking for fun nightlife can grab a specially crafted cocktail or glass of wine at a lounge and enjoy live music at one of the bars along Union Street. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Cow Hollow is home to eateries ranging from eclectic coffee shops to hip brunch spots. New and innovative dining experiences are tucked into corners throughout the neighborhood, many offering outdoor seating to enjoy the warm San Francisco air. Atelier Crenn is an upscale contemporary French eatery that has three Michelin stars. This restaurant is known for its innovative menu and minimalist design. Diners can enjoy classic American favorites with a twist and craft cocktails at The Dorian. The dining room of The Dorian is full of beautiful Victorian accents that give the restaurant an upscale air. Isa is a French-California bistro that serves small plates and excellent wine. Diners can relax on the heated patio or enjoy a private meal in the cozy front room. 

Union Street is dotted with shops ranging from women’s clothing boutiques like Ambiance to athletic apparel stores such as Lululemon. Resident foodies can visit The Epicurean Trader to grab the finest ingredients from the gourmet grocer. 

Things to Do

Cow Hollow is rich with sunny streets, fun cafes and eateries, juice shops, and unique boutiques. Drop in for yoga, pilates, or cycling class at one of the many studios along Union Street. Visit the nearby Lyon Street Steps and be rewarded with stunning views of San Francisco Bay at the top. This is a local hidden gem, utilized by many residents as a fun outdoor workout. Allyne Park sits at the end of Union Street and is the perfect place for a picnic or a stroll down one of the landscaped paths. 

This lively neighborhood hosts the Union Street Festival each spring. One of the city’s most popular events, the Union Street Festival is a celebration of the best art, music, and entertainment in the heart of Cow Hollow. Locals gather to enjoy live music, art vendors, and a beverage garden. This event spans a weekend in early June and is a favorite of Cow Hollow residents. 


The San Francisco Unified School District serves Cow Hollow. Other excellent schools in the area include:

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.


Total Population

33 years

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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.


Total Population


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Median Age

46.17 / 53.84%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Commute Time

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Schools in Cow Hollow, CA

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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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K - 5th
St Vincent De Paul School
K - 8th
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