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Telegraph Hill

Stunning, hilly enclave with gorgeous city views

Welcome to Telegraph Hill

Telegraph Hill is an endlessly charming neighborhood full of scenic views and peaceful residential areas. Lush greenery and beautiful streetside gardens greet residents, as they walk along the steep streets and climb the legendary Filbert Street Steps. Some of the oldest homes in the city are in Telegraph Hill, lending a historic and romantic vibe to the neighborhood. 

Telegraph Hill is a neighborhood rich with stunning vista views and lush green areas. Peaceful and tranquil residential areas make up most of the hillside, with beautiful and historic homes nestled along the alleyways and stairs that make up the neighborhood. With unique and historic homes tucked into alleyways and along the hill steps, this neighborhood is perfect for those looking for a distinctive and tranquil home. 

What to Love

  • Unique, beautiful landscaping and architecture
  • Stunning hilltop views of the city
  • Gorgeous gardens and green space 
  • Hidden residential gems
  • Quiet, tranquil vibes

Local Lifestyle

Residents can enjoy the sunny San Francisco weather and amazing city views as they climb the steep hills and steps to the summit of the hill. Located close to North Beach and the waterfront, Telegraph Hill locals can enjoy the quiet of their neighborhood while being ideally located near prime shopping and dining locations. After venturing over to one of the bustling nearby streets for a meal and some shopping, residents love returning home to their uniquely tranquil hilltop homes. Telegraph Hill sits above the buzz of the city, close enough to enjoy all the perks of the surrounding areas while maintaining its idyllic charm. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

While made of mostly residential areas, Telegraph Hill is a short stroll away from some of the best dining and shopping spots in San Francisco. With exposed brick walls and an inviting atmosphere, Piperade Restaurant showcases fare inspired by Spain’s Basque region. The award-winning Piperade chef also hosts monthly Basque Hotel Dinner Series events featuring specially curated food and wine menus. 

Eight Tables by George Chen is an upscale establishment famous for its high-end tasting menu. This exclusive, award-winning dining experience has an ever-evolving menu with an innovative take on Chinese cuisine. 

Known for its lively atmosphere and delicious, chic Mexican food, Don Pistos is a neighborhood treasure. This is also a great place for a relaxed brunch on the weekend. Cafe Jacqueline is a longtime San Francisco favorite for upscale French cuisine. Tuxedo-clad waiters serve legendary sweet and savory soufflés, the only available menu item at the old-school eatery located just a short distance from Telegraph Hill.

Things to Do

Pioneer Park sits at the crest of Telegraph Hill, and is well worth the visit for a stunning panoramic view of the city and bay. Most of the five acres consists of a steep, tree-covered hillside. At the summit is Coit Tower, a San Francisco icon. A climb to the top of this soaring tower provides excellent views of the city, while the bottom levels are lined with beautiful New Deal-era murals. 

The summit of this hillside park can be reached by climbing the Filbert and Greenwich Steps. Residents lovingly tend to the gardens and greenery lining the famous Filbert Street Steps, ensuring that all locals can enjoy a scenic climb to the top of Telegraph Hill. The lesser-known Greenwich Steps begin at one end of Telegraph Hill and traverse several blocks of the neighborhood before ending at the park summit. Locals can enjoy great city views and beautiful gardens along both sets of steps as they climb, with plenty of places to stop for a rest or a picture along the way. 

Another unique feature of the neighborhood is the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, which have made a home in the lush trees for over 30 years. The flock has grown to the hundreds, and residents can see the beautiful tropical birds in the trees and gardens around the hilly neighborhood.


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

Overview for Telegraph Hill, CA

7,677 people live in Telegraph Hill, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $113,054. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Telegraph Hill, CA

Telegraph Hill has 4,283 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Telegraph Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,677 people call Telegraph Hill home. The population density is 78,612.916 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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53.32 / 46.68%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
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Schools in Telegraph Hill, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Telegraph 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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Chin (John Yehall) Elementary
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