Welcome to La Vida Vallejo in Russian Hill. You’ll go Loca for this natural light filled top floor condo featuring spacious master suite, galley pass-thru kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite counter-tops, living room with fireplace, separate dining area, bright bathroom, high ceilings, wood floors & tall windows. The functional open floor plan is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Included are storage, common area landscaped courtyard, sauna, and deeded parking.
Located in the polished North End of Polk Street you’ll enjoy trendy restaurants, boutiques, cafes, shops including Crunch, Saint Frank Cafe, Blue Barn, Good Foods, and some of the best & oldest bars in San Francisco. Excellent transportation options are near.
About Russian Hill
Russian Hill is a quaint, upscale residential community known for the famously crooked Lombard Street, a major tourist destination. The iconic San Francisco cable cars crest the neighborhood’s hills, which provide views of a number of city landmarks including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges. Commercial stretches along Polk and Hyde Streets offer an assortment of trendy and old-school restaurants, bars and shops.
The neighborhood is most famous for Lombard Street, the one-way section on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, in which the roadway has eight sharp turns (or switchbacks) that have earned the street the distinction of being “the crookedest street in the world”. The switchbacks design, first suggested by property owner Carl Henry and instituted in 1922,was born out of necessity in order to reduce the hill’s natural 27% grade,which was too steep for most vehicles to climb. As it is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city, this section of the neighborhood is frequently crowded with tourists. Tourists also frequent the famous cable car line along Hyde Street, which is lined with many restaurants and shops.
A small park at the top of the hill on Vallejo Street features a small plaque and memorial placed by the Russian Government that is dedicated to the original Russian cemetery that is the neighborhood’s namesake. Another park is named after Ina Coolbrith.
Views from the top of the hill extend in several directions around the Bay Area, including the Bay Bridge, Marin County, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Russian Hill is home to the San Francisco Art Institute, located on Chestnut Street between Jones and Leavenworth Streets. Academy of Art University also maintains a presence in this neighborhood with their Chestnut St. building hosting their fine art MFA studios, photo classrooms, and photo studios.
Because of the steepness of the hill, many streets, portions of Vallejo and Green streets, for example, are staircases. Another famous feature of Russian Hill are the many pedestrian-only lanes such as Macondray Lane and Fallon Place, both with beautiful landscaping and arresting views.
Open House Sunday June 10th from 2-4pm