Nob Hill is one of San Francisco’s classic neighborhoods and is designated as subdistrict 8-C in the SFAR MLS. Bordered on the south by California Street, Van Ness to the west, Broadway to the north and Stockton to the east, Nob Hill is home to some of San Francisco’s most colorful history. You’ll find Grace Cathedral, The Pacific-Union Club, the Fairmont hotel, and plenty of other notable buildings in the neighborhood. Chinatown borders the eastern side of the neighborhood.
Nob Hill is one of the few San Francisco neighborhoods in which you’ll find a smattering of stock co-ops. Single family homes can be found, but there are far more condominiums and coops than single family homes. A neighborhood that was developed early by SF standards, you’ll find a lot of Victorian and Edwardian homes. Depending on their location, some of the homes have dramatic downtown or San Francisco Bay views.
High. There are numerous corner cafes and boutiques scattered throughout the nabe and you can get around quite easily without a car. While you’re out and about enjoying the neighborhood, be prepared to see plenty of tourists lugging their cameras about. Nob Hill is considered by many to be a destination neighborhood, which is a great thing as long as you’re expecting it.
Homes for sale in Nob Hill have plenty of muni bus options, but no light-rail or BART as of 2017. The planned central subway will go through Chinatown at some point in the future. Nob Hill is also just a short walk from downtown, so depending on where your job is, walking isn’t completely out of the option. Cable cars also traverse the neighborhood, but given their popularity with visitors, they don’t make the best transit choice for a daily commute.