Russian Hill

Hip, urban, walkable, and iconic SF neighborhood.

Welcome to Russian Hill

Hip, urban, walkable, and iconic SF neighborhood.

Russian Hill is a quintessential San Francisco neighborhood where everything you need is within walking distance. Unique boutiques and restaurants give way each evening to buzzing nightlife spots. Low-key nights, an array of housing options, and its advantageous location make Russian Hill alluring. Professionals and families get along quite well here.

When people imagine a city filled with windy, hilly streets, they might be picturing Russian Hill. The enclave was so named by gold rushers who found Russian gravestones at the top of the hill. One of San Francisco’s seven hills, Russian Hill has the highest altitude of any spot in the city. Tourists love to visit the famous Lombard Street, while residents adore the mellow vibe and abundance of local shops and cafes.

What to Love

  • Panoramic city views
  • Carefully landscaped pedestrian-only lanes
  • Iconic San Francisco charm

Local Lifestyle

The beauty of this beloved neighborhood lies in its serene natural beauty. Scenic streets, stunning architecture, and everything you could need within walking distance make this community special and liveable. This is the perfect place to settle down for young families and couples who prefer tranquil local bars to loud dance clubs. Beyond nightlife, locals adore the area’s culinary marvels, gorgeous Victorians, and green areas.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Russian Hill offers everything from afternoon treats for the kids to upscale dinners with your love. Head to Swensen's for a decadent sample of old-fashioned ice cream. Not only do they create housemade ice cream on-site using the freshest ingredients, but they also make their own waffle cones. When a fine dining experience is in order, locals reserve a table at SSAL. This exclusive and upscale restaurant serves Korean-inspired dishes from an open kitchen you can view from your table.

Grab a fabulous made-to-order sandwich prepared with the highest quality meat, cheeses, local artisanal condiments, and house-made spreads at Cheese Plus. You’ll be so impressed with your lunch that you’re bound to purchase some cheese, charcuterie, and wine to take home.

Browse the wares of the iconic Russian Hill Bookstore, where you’ll find used and new books spanning 50 categories, an extensive greeting card selection, hand-selected gifts, and children’s toys, games, books, and puzzles.

Things to Do

Brimming with charm and vibrancy, Russian Hill has several fun pastimes within walking distance. When residents need a break from the city’s hustle and bustle, they stop by the charming Ina Coolbrith Park to dig their feet in lush grass and take in beautiful bay and city views. Locals stop by Alice Marble Tennis Courts to play on the tennis and basketball courts, take in panoramic vistas, and generally maintain an active lifestyle.

Travel to Russian Hill warrants a trip to the famous Lombard Street, a most crooked street. This one-way block’s eight sharp turns are worth the climb, as are its stately manors.

Take a step back in time to SF’s Bimbo's 365 Club for a memorable evening of live entertainment. This prestigious nightclub has seen performances from artists such as Adele Coldplay, Lizzo, and The Raconteurs.


Russian Hill is home to several excellent schools. Students may attend:

Overview for Russian Hill, CA

20,791 people live in Russian Hill, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $110,049.62. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Russian Hill, CA

Russian Hill has 10,584 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Russian Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,791 people call Russian Hill home. The population density is 28,559.87 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

47.7 / 52.3%

Men vs Women

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Russian Hill, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Russian Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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