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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A
Russian Hill is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California with a population of 20,608. Russian Hill is in San Francisco County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Russian Hill offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Russian Hill there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Russian Hill and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Russian Hill are highly rated.
About Russian Hill...
Population
20,608

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,272,817
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,834
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    74%
  • Own
    26%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    394
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    168
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    264
    500
  • Theft
    3,283
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    470
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,337
National
$55,322
Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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I loved this area! I moved to North Beach, San Francisco, after living in the Tenderloin neighborhood. It was an interesting socio-economic contrast. I loved both experiences. Lombard Street (the location given for this survey) offered a high quality of life and romantic backdrop to my everyday living.
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San Francisco maintains an incredibly high cost of living. The advantage of this however, is that you get what you pay for. Restaurants are high quality and serve phenomenal foods. Many stores in this area market towards specific types of people, particularly young urban professionals, something you see frequently in San Francisco. Competition for space forces businesses to offer only top tier service or be replaced by another business who can do it better.
I love San Francisco's weather. Oftentimes the day will begin foggy and cool, somewhat chilly. As the day progresses, the sun emerges and by early afternoon it's a beautiful day. The temperature tends to hover from the 50s to the high 70s year round. Rain is always nice and we get a fair amount of that as well. It's almost never too much rain, just gentle enough so that it's comfortable.

Earthquakes are a possibility, but not a large one. It's important to ensure your home is prepared and supported properly, including an emergency evacuation kit. (Food, water etc.)