As one of San Francisco’s oldest neighborhoods, Nob Hill was once known for its stately Victorian mansions and original cable car line to one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods. While the 1906 earthquake and fire destroyed most of the original neighborhood, the affluence and cable car line still remains over a century later. While perhaps best known around the world for its renowned hotels including the Fairmont and the Mark Hopkins, Nob Hill is also home to many luxury condominium and cooperative apartment buildings just a short distance from the landmark Grace Cathedral and neighboring Huntington Park. In conjunction with adjacent Russian Hill to the north, Nob Hill offers some of San Francisco most picturesque city views from some of the buildings that define the San Francisco skyline and shares Polk Street, one of San Francisco’s most distinctive business districts.
Nob Hill is roughly bounded by Van Ness Avenue to the west, Broadway Street to the north, Mason Street to the east and California Street to the south.