Pacific Heights

Pacific Heights, San Francisco

About Pacific Heights

Pacific Heights is the most coveted neighborhood in San Francisco. On this beautiful hillside district that overlooks San Francisco Bay are some of the most stunning, stately and exceptional homes that you will find anywhere in the world.

Pacific Heights is located in one of the most scenic and park-like settings in Northern California, offering panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay, the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz and the Presidio. Pacific Heights is situated on a primarily east-west oriented ridge that rises sharply from the San Francisco Bay to a height of 370 feet above sea level. The streets of Jackson, Pacific, and Broadway extend along some of the most scenic areas along the hill’s crest. The section of Broadway Street extending from Divisadero to Lyon Street is known as the “Gold Coast” and is sometimes referred to as Billionaire’s row.a

Some of the oldest, grandest, and largest homes in the city can be found in Pacific Heights which features an ample stock of Victorians, Edwardians, Mission Revival and homes in the style of French Chateaus. Pacific Heights is home to large, quiet consulates of Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Russia. Additionally, some of the 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 1400 acre Presidio National Park, easy access to open space, and miles of hiking, running and biking. b

The Majority of non-residential activity is clustered around Fillmore Street. The activities of choice are shopping and dining, with an emphasis on costly women’s clothing and high-stakes luxury items. The strip is also peppered with nice gift boutiques, bath-and-body shops and numerous restaurants.

But if you don’t feel like spending money, it can be fun to settle in at a sidewalk café and watch everyone else parade by. The area draws a variety of American and international tourists and is always well populated by impossibly groomed and outfitted locals who seem capable of strolling through a windstorm without having a hair get out of place.c

Purchasing property is a complex and legal process and this is even more true in San Francisco where the stakes are higher, buyers and sellers tend to be more competitive and things can sometimes get contentious. Real estate is competitive and if you want the best outcome, you need the best representation. You want someone that knows the ropes, knows the properties and knows the players. Perhaps most importantly you need someone that is respected and trusted by the top agents in the city, that ones that handle the great majority of luxury home transactions everyday; you want Peggy Economos and the team at HomesSF.com.

Contact Peggy Economos today at (415) 271-6390 or use this convenient contact form.

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