Pacific Heights homes for sale deliver commanding views of the San Francisco Bay and the city below with neighborhood hills rising from the Marina and running along an east-west ridge between the Presidio and Van Ness avenue. Some of the oldest, grandest, and largest homes in the city can be found in Pacific Heights. Pacific Heights real estate features ample stock of Victorians, Edwardians, Mission Revival and homes in the style of French Chateaus. This is an affluent neighborhood, home to large, quiet consulates of Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Russia. Some of these former baronial mansions now serve as elite private schools. These include San Francisco High School, Drew School, Town School For Boys, Convent of the Sacred Heart (in the former Flood Mansion), and Stuart Hall High School. Those lucky enough to live in Pacific Heights homes enjoy gorgeous parks, playgrounds, and, bounded by the Presidio, easy access to open space, and miles of hiking, running and biking. The main shopping district can be found on Fillmore Street, which runs north and south through Pacific Heights. Some of the chicest boutiques, choicest restaurants, one of a kind floral arrangements, patisseries, and designer yogurt can be found on Fillmore Street.
Directly to the west of Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights is a small affluent residential neighborhood consisting of beautiful homes and mansions. Presidio Heights real estate enjoys access to the golf course, open spaces and numerous jogging trails of the Presidio, while Sacramento Street provides fashionable shopping with a number of high-end kid and baby stores.
Cow Hollow is an affluent San Francisco neighborhood just south of the Marina District, between the Presidio and Russian Hill. Originally a tract of land used for dairy farming, Cow Hollow became home to many prominent San Franciscans as grazing land gave way to Victorian mansions and dignified Edwardian homes in the late 1800s. Over the years, Cow Hollow has gradually transformed into the younger, hipper version of neighboring (and equally prosperous) Pacific Heights that it is today. Cow Hollow is a friendly, livable neighborhood and a mecca for fashionable, well-off, young professionals. The commercial district, which runs along Union Street, is full of trendy shops and boutiques, spas and salons, restaurants, clubs, pubs, and nightspots. City bus service is readily available for commuters; and Highway 101, which runs along Lombard Street in the Marina/Cow Hollow neighborhood, is easily accessible. Homes in Cow Hallow harken back to another time and place with a blend of grand Victorian, stately Edwardian, and bold art deco architecture. Single-family homes mingle with multi-family and mixed-use buildings; and all homes in Cow Hollow are within walking distance of shopping, dining, and entertainment