Nob Hill

Grand estates and urban sophistication in a quintessential Golden City neighborhood

Welcome to Nob Hill

Grand estates and urban sophistication in a quintessential Golden City neighborhood


Old San Francisco elegance blends with a sophisticated urbanity to create the grand neighborhood of Nob Hill. One of the Bay Area’s most coveted communities, Nob Hill charms residents with grand architecture, historic beauty, and brilliant views of the bay and downtown San Francisco. Strolling the streets here, you can almost see the sepia-toned luster of Nob Hill’s glittering past when the neighborhood was just beginning, and San Francisco was the newest and most exciting city in the west. Retaining that same glamor, this quintessential enclave boasts an old-world feel and independently owned boutiques, as well as a growing nightlife scene and sleek, modern condos housed in meticulously restored historic buildings. 


Infused with the creative vitality of local street bistros and a burgeoning boutique scene, Nob Hill continually ushers in a bright future while honoring an equally bright past. What began as an exclusive enclave for wealthy San Francisco patrons, complete with the most lavish hotels and homes, has retained the glow of promise and air of prestige from the old days. Today, Nob Hill stays classic while it welcomes a new era of modernity. 

What to Love

  • Old-world charm and elegance
  • Historic beauty and landmarks
  • High walkability
  • Eclectic shopping 
  • Michelin-star cuisine

People & Lifestyle

Nob Hill offers that rarest of city charms – the ability to be everything to everyone. Those seeking a serene setting and fashionable address will adore the grand estates perched atop the Nob Hill summit, once called California Hill, while the energetic hum of Polk Street will prove alluring to those who crave urban vibrance. A penchant for a pied exploration and an array of organic markets define this active and healthy community. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Refined tastes and Michelin-star dining reign in Nob Hill. One of San Francisco’s most opulent destinations, the Fairmont Hotel offers plenty of ways to treat yourself. Don your most elegant ensemble and indulge in the Victorian style Afternoon Tea, a social tradition since its inception in 1907, and enjoy strong tea, served in silver tea sets, artisan tea sandwiches, freshly made scones, and luscious Devonshire cream. Satisfy a heartier appetite at the grand Laurel Court, Chef Quigley’s celebrated farm-to-table bistro. Offering a quintessential San Francisco experience, the iconic Top of the Mark lounge sits atop the Mark Hopkins Hotel, offering stunning views of the city below. Prepare to be pampered with the champagne and caviar service, holiday brunches, and creative cocktail list. Art deco elegance and premium steaks are the stuff Osso Steakhouse is made of, while quaint, Old San Francisco vibes are strong at Tuscan-inspired Nob Hill Cafe. Shopping in Nob Hill is as delightful as dining, so grab a latte from The Coffee Movement and stroll through charming boutiques, like the well-curated Picnic, complete with handmade items and hostess gifts.

Things to Do

Tucked between California Street and Sacramento Street, Huntington Park spans just over an acre of lushly landscaped grassy knolls on the top of Nob Hill. Featuring a playground and whimsical fountain, this lovely park is perfect for family picnics or leisurely afternoons playing with the kids. The spectacular Grace Cathedral sits opposite, dazzling Nob Hill with breathtaking beauty and architectural significance. The Masonic Auditorium is a mid-century masterpiece with astonishing acoustics, making it a coveted performance venue for the hottest names in music and comedy, while the delightfully kitschy Tonga Room, set in the grand Fairmont Hotel, wows guests with its extravagant decor. Complete with a central lagoon, floating boat, and tropical rainstorms, this Pacific Rim-themed spot was built by a Hollywood set designer and features a stellar menu of Polynesian-fusion fare.


Nob Hill is home to excellent public and private schools, including:



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