Russian Hill

A trendy, urban community atop one of the city’s original Seven Hills.

Welcome to Russian Hill

A trendy, urban community atop one of the city’s original Seven Hills
As one of San Francisco’s original “Seven Hills,” Russian Hill has developed into an upscale, hip neighborhood with a distinctly urban vibe. Often visited by tourists who take to the easily walkable avenues to admire quintessential San Francisco architecture, the winding layout of the “crookedest street in the world,” and the iconic San Francisco cable cars, Russian Hill residents take great pride in their beautiful community and the many bars, cafes, and boutiques that make up the hidden gems of Polk and Hyde Streets.
Named after a Russian cemetery discovered in the area by Gold Rush era settlers, Russian Hill has long left its primitive gold mining days behind and has flourished into a vibrant neighborhood of sprawling Edwardian apartment buildings and expansive Mediterranean and Classic French mansions. Today, Russian Hill is home to an eclectic mix of retirees, veteran San Francisco residents, and a high-energy group of young professionals, all of whom have contributed to Russian Hill’s unique atmosphere and highly sought-after amenities and attractions. 

What to Love

  • Diverse population of veteran San Francisco residents and lively, ambitious young newcomers
  • Cinematic neighborhood where every street looks like a movie scene
  • Diverse styles of homes available
  • Lively dining and entertainment scene

Local Lifestyle

Russian Hill’s diverse population and mix of young and old residents has resulted in the neighborhood having a rather unique ambiance where no one lifestyle fits all. Retirees and empty nesters are often found in the many public parks, enjoying the sunny weather, while young newcomers commonly flock to the neighborhood’s many bars and eateries to socialize with colleagues and friends. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

As a popular tourist destination, many trendy restaurants and retail stores have popped up across the neighborhood, catering to both residents and visitors alike. One of the most popular eateries is undoubtedly Seven Hills, a lively venue offering farm-to-table Italian cuisine crafted by its renowned chef, Anthony Florian. The intimate venue is primarily candlelit, making it an excellent option for a romantic date night. For those in search of a stylish spot to enjoy drinks with friends, look no further than Union Larder, a sophisticated, upscale bar known for its comprehensive cellar collection as well as its delicious cheese and charcuterie boards that are perfect for sharing. 
Za Pizza is another neighborhood staple, often brimming with locals awaiting their mouthwatering, thin-crust, generously topped specialty pizzas, including variations like the Potesto, which features roasted red potatoes and fresh pesto and is a must-try on your first visit. 

Things to Do

Despite its urban atmosphere, Russian Hill’s most popular activities and attractions can be found outdoors. The nearby Joe DiMaggio Playground is often frequented by families with children who can enjoy the onsite playground and pool while the adults join in a leisurely match of tennis or bocce ball. Alternatively, the Ina Coolbrith Park is one of the neighborhood’s hidden gems and best-kept secrets, offering an oasis of calm far away from Russian Hill’s bustling streets. And, possibly the most well-known of the neighborhood’s green spaces, the Russian Hill Park is a scenic communal space featuring a children’s playground, community garden, enclosed dog park, and children’s playground centered around nearly 25,000 square feet of lush, perfectly manicured lawns. 
And, for those searching for more lively entertainment, the highly anticipated North Beach Festival is held annually in the nearby North Beach district and is recognized as the first outdoor street festival in the country. Visitors can expect an array of stalls and food vendors lining the bustling Grant Street, live music and entertainment, and a range of family-friendly games and activities to keep people of all ages entertained and amused. 


There are many well-regarded schools surrounding the neighborhood of Russian Hills. The most prominent include: 



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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.


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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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