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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    A-
  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 14,110. Russian Hill is in San Francisco County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Russian Hill offers residents a dense 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
14,110

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,404,270
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,950
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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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
    393.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    168
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    264
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,282.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    470.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$117,279
National
$55,322
Families with Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Russian Hill Reviews

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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.)