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Welcome to Nob Hill


The most quintessential San Francisco neighborhood provides easy access top downtown, Union Square, China Town and Polk Street. The neighborhood is often considered the pinnacle of SF life.


Originally called California Hill and developed around 1850, the area was settled in by prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, founder of Stanford University and other members of The Big Four founding families of the Central Pacific Railroad. These early citizens were known as nabobs, a term for prominent and wealthy men. This was shortened to nob, likely the origin of the area’s eventual name, Nob Hill.


The neighborhood was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, except for a few structures, one of which is the Flood Mansion, headquarters of the exclusive Pacific-Union Club. Home to such iconic institutions and landmarks such as Grace Cathedral, the Big 4, Pacific-Union Club, the Masonic, Fairmont, mark Hopkins & Park Lane.


Life in the heart of the city, you live amongst the most sought-after shopping, restaurants, bars and night clubs. Nob Hill is the epicenter of a true metropolitan lifestyle.

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