Russian Hill At A Glance

Russian Hill is a neighborhood with a decidedly European-feel renown for breathtaking views, palatial homes and host to the “Crookedest Street in the World”. Navigating the steep streets and discovering garden alleys and hidden parks is a joy unto itself. Situated between some of San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods, one feels the undercurrent of vibrant energy pulsating throughout the neighborhood. Hear the ring of the cable car bell and smell the burning tracks as it glides down famed Hyde Street (past the original Swenson Ice Cream parlor at Union Street). Hop aboard to ride down the steep hill into Ghirardelli Square or the Cannery for a chocolate factory tour, shopping and eats. Explore the Maritime National Historic Museum in Aquatic Park and walk along the Municipal Pier to view the 19th c. triple-mast Balclutha docked nearby. If you’re lucky you may find an open bar seat at the five-star Gary Danko, to enjoy a fine dining experience like no other. Return up the hill for the core neighborhood shops on Polk Street and Union Street. Both are peppered with charming boutiques, home décor and antiques shops, cafes, beauty salons and natural foods stores, to name but a few.


Price/Sq. Ft.

Private Schools*

St. Peter & Paul School (K-8)
Jean Parker Elementary (K-5)
St. Brigid School (PK-8)
Hillwood Academic Day (K-8)
Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Convent and Stuart Hall (K-12)
Schools of the Sacred Heart (K-12)

District 8

Russian Hill
Nob Hill
Telegraph Hill
North Beach
Financial District
Barbary Coast

Shopping/ Dining

Polk Street                    
Union Street
North Beach
Ghirardelli Square

Public Amenities

Alice Marble Tennis Cts.
Aquatic Park 
Maritime Historic Museum

Walk Score


*This information is to be used as a reference only.  Please reach out to schools directly for more information regarding enrollment eligibility