2015 home values in San Francisco’s best-known neighborhoods

Paragon Real Estate Group released new data on home sales in many San Francisco neighborhoods this week. This chart covers median home price information on San Francisco’s best known neighborhoods, where “little cable cars climb half-way to the stars” and famed streets enjoy the City’s best-known views along with the vintage and classic architecture that makes San Francisco so famous.

Because buyers seeking this kind of San Francisco experience look in a variety of neighborhoods, this article focuses on the City’s best known districts in our City’s Northeast quadrant: Nob Hill, Russian Hill and Telegraph Hill.

Nob Hill is one of San Francisco’s signature neighborhoods, renowned for its city landmarks like Grace Cathedral and the famous hotels that border Huntington Park. For those who explore further, it also reveals unexpected facets. Venture away from Huntington Square and the terrain starts to change. Some parts of the neighborhood feel frozen in time as the hill is dotted with vintage barber shops, old corner coffee shops and cocktail lounges from bygone decades. Most of the housing options here lie in large condo buildings, like the Gramercy at 1177 California. Two other Nob Hill options are the classic mid-century 1333 Jones and the lovely Clay-Jones bell-epoque building just across the street. More co-op options sit on the 800 and 900 blocks of Powell.

Russian Hill, is a predominantly residential neighborhood that feels a bit more visitor-friendly than its more formal neighbor, Nob Hill. The neighborhood’s north and west-facing views take in the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Marin Headlands and just as dazzling as Nob Hill’s. Charming restaurants and small businesses cluster on leafy Hyde Street between Jackson and Union Streets, and Polk Street is crowded with unusual boutiques, antique shops, trendy restaurants and night spots. A mini French quarter has sprung up around Polk and Green, where you’ll find a great bistro, a traditional café-boulangerie, a French antiques store, and several French-influenced gift and home décor shops.Home options here are apt to include more traditional Victorian condo flats, along with some spectacular high-rise buildings on the 1100 and 1000 blocks of Green Street.

Located in the upper northeast part of San Francisco North Beach and Telegraph Hill are immediately adjacent to each other. North Beach was first settled by Italian immigrants in the 1870’s. Today, the area still features a number of old-school Italian restaurants, like Fior d’Italia. At the heart of North Beach is Washington Square, a grassy piazza dominated by the Church of Saints Peter and Paul (which prominently featured in the Clint Eastwood fild, Dirty Harry). Located directly east of North beach is Telegraph Hill, which is known for sweeping 360 degree views and it’s well known landmark, Coit Tower. Both neighborhoods are dense, with lots of smaller apartment and condo buildings. The most expensive crest Telegraph Hill, and line Montgomery Street, with breathtaking views of the Bay.

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