Nob Hill is where all of the wealthy built their mansions during the Gold Rush Era. People referred to the wealthy as “Nobs” and their enormous mansions made this neighborhood known as Nob Hill. This included prominent tycoons and barons such as James Flood, James Fair and a group known as the Big Four: Mark Hopkins, Collis Huntington, Charles Crocker and Leland Stanford. The neighborhood was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and the locations where the mansions once stood have become famous neighborhood landmarks. The homes have been replaced with neighborhood icons such as the Mark Hopkins Hotel, Fairmont Hotel, Stanford Court Hotel, Grace Cathedral, Huntington Park and the Pacific-Union Club. The descendants of the founding families still frequent their private clubs here and the neighborhood remains one of the most affluent and desirable locations in San Francisco. It is walking distance to a variety of local neighborhood restaurants and bars. Public transportation makes it easy to get around town with both the Muni and Cable Car near by.
Nob Hill is bordered by Stockton St, California St, Van Ness Ave and Broadway St. The neighborhood architecture includes iconic Beaux Art Style buildings, Edwardian Flats, luxury condos and co-ops. Many of the homes have amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower and the Trans America Pyramid. The heart of Nob Hill is Huntington Park where you will find the iconic 10-foot tall Fountain of Tortoises. It is a place where many neighbors bring their dogs and socialize. Surrounding Huntington Park you will find the most prestigious luxury condominiums and co-ops with breathtaking views.
Nob Hill remains one of the most affluent neighborhoods in San Francisco. It is a friendly neighborhood with an upscale social scene. Surrounded by the Fairmont Hotel, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court and the Huntington Hotel there is always a fun swanky venue to enjoy. The Pacific Union Club is one of the most exclusive private social clubs in San Francisco and is located on Mason St between California and Sacramento St. The neighborhood has plenty of fine dining on Hyde and Polk Street. There are also quaint cafes that are local favorites such as Nob Hill Cafe and Mason Pacific. You can easily walk to Union Square where you will find the largest luxury retail stores in SF. Many of the neighbors enjoy being so close to the rich culture San Francisco offers. Living here you are minutes away from the symphony, ballet, opera, musicals, plays, and local concerts. The current population of Nob Hill is 12,364 with the median age of 41 according to Realtor.com. The majority of the people here are married without kids. The population has 60% married, 15% single, 19% married with kids and 6% single parents. There is a strong community in the neighborhood with organized events with the Nob Hill Association. It is a great way to get to know the neighbors and get involved in the community.
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