Welcome to Pacific Heights
Awe-inspiring views and estates in an urban oasis
Lined with stately homes and brimming with style, Pacific Heights is a stunning place to call home. The area is nestled in Cow Hollow, Presidio Heights, Lower Pacific Heights, and Nob Hill. It also borders the ultra-scenic Presidio of San Francisco. This neighborhood is the epitome of sophistication, containing two spacious parks, exceptional eateries, and quaint boutiques.
Residents of Pacific Heights live in grand condos and homes built in both Victorian and modern styles. Buyers in search of a highly walkable community that’s close to many of San Francisco’s top conveniences and attractions should definitely consider moving to this area.
What to Love
• Stylish, upscale residences
• Close to other highly desirable San Francisco neighborhoods
• Walkable community
• Gorgeous views
• Near multiple parks and Presidio of San Francisco
Sunny and pristine, Pacific Heights is best described as an urban oasis. Yet, this neighborhood is one of the city’s most sought-after for several reasons.
First, the location is outstanding. Not only is Pacific Heights an amazing place to live, but it is surrounded by other marvelous neighborhoods. Next, homes here are regal and spacious. There’s even a Queen Anne Victorian home built back in 1886 that you can tour. Finally, there are ample places to get outdoors. Within minutes, you can travel to one of two community parks, Presidio of San Francisco or the Bay.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Locals living in Pacific Heights live mere minutes from charming boutiques and restaurants that serve up delicious menu items. Fillmore Street, Polk Street, and Sacramento Street are home to many of the area’s best establishments.
Ready to check out top-rated Pacific Heights restaurants? Sample the divine cuisine at places such as Spruce, Octavia, Garibaldi’s Restaurant, The Snug, Chouquet’s, Salt & Straw (ice cream shop), La Boulangerie de San Francisco, Hinodeya Ramen Bar, B. on the Go, Sorrel, Noosh, and Roam Artisan Burgers. This list is just a small sample of the dozens of delectable dining establishments that can be found in this neighborhood.
There are also plenty of places to shop throughout Pacific Heights. Stroll down Fillmore Street to browse new arrivals at Rothy’s Fillmore, Athleta, Mudpie, MIO, LEXE, Duxiana - The Dux Bed San Francisco, Plants and Friends, and Aqua Forest Aquarium. Nearby, you can pick up daily essentials at Whole Foods Market, Swan Oyster Depot, and Mollie Stone’s Markets.
Things to Do
For such a small community, there’s so much to see and experience in Pacific Heights. Spending time in the many green spaces and parks is an especially popular pastime.
In the immediate area, you can spend the morning or afternoon at Alta Plaza Park (which features tennis courts, a playground, and breathtaking views) or Lafayette Park (which is dog-friendly and also has tennis courts and a playground).
Just outside of the neighborhood, there are several other not-to-miss spots. Presidio of San Francisco is a beautifully maintained area with numerous amenities. Enjoy the Lovers Lane hiking trails, the Presidio Wall Playground, Simond’s Loop Bird Watching Area, Crissy Field South Beach, Torpedo Wharf fishing pier, House of Air Trampoline Park, Fort Scott Community Garden, and even the Yoda Fountain. Another great park to visit is Alamo Square Park. Located minutes away from Pacific Heights, this locale is the iconic park featured in the introduction to the hit show Full House.
The public schools that surround Pacific Heights are all highly rated. Parents can effortlessly find a fantastic school for their children just minutes from home.