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Russian Hill

Luxurious vibrancy and captivating views with a European vibe

Welcome to Russian Hill

Russian Hill is quintessential San Francisco. This affluent neighborhood showcases the very best the city has to offer. Amazing views in all directions, a mix of trendy and old-school vibes, and a luxurious atmosphere combine to make Russian Hill a true treasure. Scenic hills and charming architecture blend to make this neighborhood visually stunning. 

Quaint yet upscale, Russian Hill is one of the city’s most desirable locales. With cable cars clanging up and down the streets, the atmosphere is pure San Francisco. Russian Hill is home to the iconic Lombard Street with its beautiful gardens and brick-paved switchbacks. The neighborhood features several parks and green areas for residents to enjoy stunning vistas and warm San Francisco weather. With a delicate European flair mixed with a uniquely San Francisco feel, Russian Hill is a truly special place to call home.

What to Love

  • Upscale, fun vibes all around the neighborhood
  • Charming restaurants, bars, and shops
  • Classic San Francisco atmosphere
  • Plentiful parks for outdoor recreation
  • Dreamy views in all directions

Local Lifestyle

Eclectic shops, delicious eateries, and chill bars line Polk and Hyde Streets to provide plentiful entertainment for Russian Hill locals. These lush green streets have a distinctly romantic European aura. And despite vibrant shopping and dining hotspots, Russian Hill remains decidedly quiet and residential. Russian Hill has an air of casual elegance with its scenic streets and charming buildings. Historic architecture, breathtaking views, and a bustling foodie scene make this neighborhood a veritable gem. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Russian Hill blends hip and old school with fun shopping and dining locations lining its streets. Mediterranean-inspired bistro Frascati features an evolving menu with the freshest ingredients. The tri-level restaurant is full of natural light and upscale, distinctly European vibes. Seven Hills is a favorite local dinner spot, offering innovative Italian fare with fresh farm-to-table ingredients. With both indoor and outdoor seating, this eatery is known for its delectable menu and charming atmosphere.

Boasting an inviting ambiance and unique take on Spanish-California cuisine, Abrazo is a Russian Hill favorite. The restaurant's extensive wine list and intimate atmosphere make Abrazo a favored neighborhood hideaway. Restaurant Gary Danko is a neighborhood landmark with an esteemed Michelin star. This upscale but inviting eatery offers both regular and tasting menus, featuring classic French cooking and fresh, local ingredients. Residents love to browse the upscale boutiques along Hyde and Polk Streets. These chic shops offer everything from French antiques, to books by local authors, to gourmet groceries. 

Things to Do

Francisco Park sits at the very heart of Russian Hill. Home to a community garden and a dog park, this greenspace is a neighborhood gem. Locals love to walk along the verdant paths, and families can take advantage of a large children’s play area. Tucked into a corner of Russian Hill, Ina Coolbrith Park might be small, but it boasts plenty of spots to relax among the lush greenery and steps up to a crest with an amazing city view. 

Sitting along the waterfront, Aquatic Park offers sweeping views of the bay and a wide, sandy beach for public use. There is plentiful green space, walking paths, and a museum within the park grounds. George Sterling Park is a local hilltop park with stunning vista views. Residents can play a match on the tennis courts in the center of the park. These courts are surrounded by a series of paths dotted with benches that twist throughout the park.


The San Francisco Unified School District serves Russian Hill. Excellent schools in the area include:

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.


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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.


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