Russian Hill Character
Truly iconic, Russian Hill is instantly recognizable as "San Francisco" with its steep, narrow, and windy hills, cable cars, and distinctive architecture. Russian Hill is home to the famous Lombard Street and is just a 10-minute walk from Fisherman's Wharf. Russian Hill is a charming San Francisco community to live in or visit.
Russian Hill Amenities
Russian Hill has landmarks just about everywhere you look: Lombard Street, Golden Gate Bridge views, Alcatraz views, cable cars, and Fisherman's Wharf within walking distance. It his also home to several family-friendly (and dog-friendly) parks where you can take in the scenery, exercise, or simply relax.
There are several museums and art galleries in Russian Hill along with the San Francisco Art Institute, making for a vibrant arts scene. All kinds of shops, cafes, and stores line the streets of Russian Hill. There are a few bars and clubs in Russian Hill, but mostly along its outer edges along Montgomery on the east side and Van Ness on the west side.
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival is held each September in Russian Hill while the Ghirardelli Square Uncorked Wine Festival takes place each May.
What Else You Need to Know About Russian Hill
Russian Hill has a very high cost of living compared to the rest of San Francisco with one-bedroom apartment rents going for about $3,300 per month.
Driving, bike riding, and parking in Russian Hill are notoriously difficult thanks to its steep narrow hills. Most residents walk or take public transportation. Muni bus lines and cable cars serve the area as do taxi cabs and Uber.
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