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Ask San Franciscans what they love about living in Pacific Heights and you'll hear many different answers.

Some will mention the quaint, hilly streets. Others, the stunning variety of flora gracing the yards of the beautiful homes, from lavender to palm trees, willows to wild fennel. Many would mention the neighborhood's location, nestled between the Presidio, the Marina, Japantown, Lower Pacific Heights and the Jazz District. And undoubtedly some would mention the celebrity factor, as Pac Heights is home to movie stars, politicians, and some of Silicon Valley's most famous innovators and executives.

But the essence of this area is in four endearing qualities: the views, the shopping, the parks, and the homes.  Pacific Heights Condos and townhomes are a great way to live in this area and enjoy all it has to offer.

Pacific Heights Views

Pacific Heights residents can often walk right out their front doors and see sail boats gliding by on the glistening waters of San Francisco Bay. On a clear day they can gaze at the Golden Gate Bridge and beautiful Marin County, watch bicyclers rolling toward Tiburon and Sausalito, and admire the waves gently caressing the shores of Angel Island and Alcatraz.  Several of the high rise condos in Pacific Heights get a good dose of the views because of their height.

Filmore Street Shopping

Pac Heights shoppers in search of a one-of-a-kind, handmade scarf for a special someone, or that bottle of sparkling they thought they'd never see again outside of Rome can likely find both on Fillmore Street. This famous, boutique commercial corridor runs through the heart of Pacific Heights and is a hub for trendsetting bakers, designers, chefs and sommeliers.

Lafayette Park and Alta Plaza

Pacific Height's two public parks sit atop the neighborhood's peaks. They both offer magnificent views and are wonderful places to watch proud dog owners on parade with their best friends. The multi-leveled Alta Plaza Park offers tennis courts, playgrounds and running paths on its acres of landscaped green space. A few blocks away, historic Lafayette Park features beautifully landscaped walking paths, seemingly ancient trees and native plantings, and an idyllic, winding network of intimate, grassy knolls.

Condos For Sale in Pacific Heights

The oldest buildings in the neighborhood date back to the mid 19th Century, but Pacific Heights' modern character was defined after the 1906 earthquake when most of its ornate, Victorian and Edwardian homes were built. Over the decades affluent residents have added hundreds of elegant, custom buildings to the neighborhood, each reflecting their own time. Today, a walk down almost any street in Pacific Heights is like taking an architectural tour of the best of the past two centuries.

Many condominium communities in Pacific Heights inhabit inspired, mid-century modern buildings. Condos at 2200 Pacific Avenue are housed in a classic mid-mod high rise that features a massive rooftop pool, and a deck offering panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. The building maintains 24-hour concierge service, and each unique unit offers spacious layouts, custom design touches, and sweeping views of the city and the bay.

Pacific Heights Towers is a stylish, 20-story high rise located on the edge of Lafayette Park. This eye catching building offers a penthouse level club room with views of the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as a private, landscaped common patio. Professional concierge service is available for residents as well as 24-hour maintenance and full-service, onsite management.

Broadway Towers condos are in a stylish, 12-story, 1960s high rise located on Pacific Heights' bay-facing hillside. This gem not only offers residents walls of windows with sprawling bay views, but also coveted underground parking, deeded storage and wraparound decks.

There are also hundreds of boutique condo communities in Pacific Heights. Whether you're looking for a low or mid-rise, a Victorian walk up, or a newly constructed townhome, take a look at some of the listings below and contact us to put our extensive knowledge of real estate in this area to work!


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Last Updated: 2024-06-20