Nob Hill is an extravagant neighborhood that borders Chinatown, North Beach, and Russian Hill. Due to its history of being home to wealthy, influential families such as the railroad tycoons who funded the Central Pacific Railroad known as the “Big Four,” the neighborhood is known for its affluent and prestigious housing.
The area is considered the 9th most walkable neighborhood in San Francisco, with a Walk Score of 99. It has a Transit Score of 96 and a Bike Score of 63. Nob Hill has a Livability Score of 69, which could be considered average. Crime rates are 32% lower than average and cost of living is 3% than average in San Francisco.
Near Nob Hill, one can find numerous attractions, like Union Square, the Dragon Gate in Chinatown, the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum, the SF Masonic Auditorium, Grace Cathedral, the San Francisco Cable Car Museum, and more. Some of the recreational locations available in Nob Hill include Huntington Park, the Betty Ann Ong Recreation Center, and Washington & Hyde mini-park.
Gastronomically, options for eating are diverse and delicious, ranging from Sushi and Dim Sum, to Italian and French. Generally, Nob Hill is attractive to individuals in their early-forties.