Russian Hill

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Russian Hill

Russian Hill is so-named for the 1800s discovery of Russian tombstones, thought to be the final resting place of fur traders from a Russian fort north of San Francisco. It is home to Lombard Street, "the crookedest street in the world," and in fact has several extremely picturesque staircase streets (parts of Vallejo and Green Streets, for example). The views extend from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County. Alice Marble and Ina Coolbrith parks offer a serene spot to idle and enjoy the vistas. The Art Institute on Chestnut Street houses one of several controversial Diego Rivera murals in San Francisco. The Institute is in the Spanish Colonial style and dates back to 1926. The famed "Tales of the City" series by Armistead Maupin were inspired by Macondry Lane on Russian Hill. Area residences are some of the most interesting around and many offer amazing panoramas. Russian Hill is also home to many restaurants and great shopping opportunities.
  • Zip Code(s): 94109, 94133

Russian Hill Demographics

Total Population in 94109: 56,322
Gender
 Male: 51.90%
 Female: 48.10%
Median Age: 36.80 years
Population Under 5 Years Old: 2.30%
Population 65 Years Old and Over: 16.50%
Average Household Size: 1.64
Median Household Income: $43444
Occupied Housing Units
 Owner Occupied:14.20%
 Renter Occupied:85.80%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 52.40%
Race
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Hispanic or Latino (of any race):7.90%
Foreign Born 35.00%
Speak Language Other Than English at Home: 39.30

Data source: US Census

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Russian Hill Blog

09.29.2014
Zephyr Real Estate Sponsors First Ever RETalks
Zephyr Real Estate Sponsors First Ever RETalks San Francisco, CA – September 29, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm, has announced RETalks2014. The event will be held on Monday, October 20, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The half-day consolidated conference includes several 20-minute presentations from various industry leaders, and will be hosted at the headquarters of Trulia.
09.18.2014
Zephyr’s Neighborhood Photo Library Grows to 2,200+ Images
Zephyr’s Neighborhood Photo Library Grows to 2,200+ Images San Francisco, CA – September 17, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate’s acclaimed San Francisco neighborhood photo library has expanded by nearly 1,000 photos. The library, which Zephyr created last year, formerly covered 37 of San Francisco’s 89 distinct neighborhoods. With the expansion, the library now holds over 2,200 photos covering 61 neighborhoods.
09.12.2014
Bay Area Beauty: The Architecture of the Residence Park
San Francisco, CA – September 12, 2014 – During the decades that followed the earthquake of 1906, new neighborhoods emerged in many parts of San Francisco. Influenced by the City Beautiful movement of the period, developers focused on land located in the outlying areas in the southern and western parts of the City. Some of the largest tracts of land west of Twin Peaks attracted a new form of residential neighborhood known as the ‘residence park’, areas defined by single family homes totally free of commercial development, integrated by a setting of green landscaped corridors and front yards. Balboa Terrace is among a very small number of such neighborhoods representing this approach to residential development in San Francisco.

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