One of the most affluent neighborhoods in San Franciscoand boasting a significant number of impressive homes and mansions, Pacific Heights was first developed around 1870 as a small community of modest Victorian dwellings. The face of Pacific Heights real estate began to change fairly rapidly and drastically, however, after the city’s 1906 earthquake. Today, while the neighborhood’s earliest standing home dates to 1853, most of its large residences of classic architecture were constructed in the first two decades of the 20th century. World-renown for its spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond, in addition to its relatively sunny microclimate and upscale shopping and dining opportunities,Pacific Heights rises above Cow Hollow and the Marina as quintessential San Francisco.
Lower Pacific Heights
Formerly, and occasionally still referred to as Upper Fillmore or the Western Addition, this traditionally middle class neighborhood began to gain favor within theSan Franciscoreal estate community and with more affluent residents in the 1980s and 1990s. Bounded byCaliforniaand Geary Streets and Presidio and Van Ness Avenues, the district also includes Japantown.