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317 Apartments for rent in Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA

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1320-1380 Lombard
1320-1380 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA
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$2,695
515 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,595
580 sqft
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Just blocks from the San Francisco Bay, within walking distance to shops, restaurants, museums, cafes, art galleries, and more. These recently renovated apartments offer hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and walk-in closets. Near George Sterling Park.
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1445 Mason Street
724 Pine, San Francisco, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,695
542 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,395
717 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,995
795 sqft
1445 Mason sits in fabled Nob Hill on the edge of three equally legendary San Francisco neighborhoods - Russian Hill, North Beach, and Chinatown. Built in 1913, this unique structure stands out for its box windows and Italianate cornice detailing.
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2227 TAYLOR Apartments
2227 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA
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2 Bedrooms
$3,695
686 sqft
Incredible views of the Bay in an urban setting. In an iconic building. Pet-friendly. Near public transportation. Apartments are spacious and feature hardwood floors and large closets.
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2600 Van Ness
2600 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
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1 Bedroom
$2,895
473 sqft
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Pet-friendly property surrounded by the Financial District, North Beach, Union Square, and Marina District. These studio and one-bedroom apartments have open floor plans, in-unit laundry, and garbage disposal. Gym, lobby, elevator in building.
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60/62 Grenard Terrace/1345 Lombard
60 Grenard Terrace, San Francisco, CA
2 Bedrooms
$5,200
1156 sqft
Straight out of central casting, Russian Hill is quintessential San Francisco. This photogenic neighborhood is home to many of the city's A-list attractions.
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2240 LARKIN Street
2240 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,995
410 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,995
670 sqft
Straight out of central casting, Russian Hill is quintessential San Francisco. This photogenic neighborhood is home to many of the city's A-list attractions.
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2200 Leavenworth Street
2200 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,995
1220 sqft
2200 Leavenworth is a beautiful six-story showcase of 1920s architecture in the heart of Russian Hill.
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1305 LOMBARD Street
1305 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA
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$5,200
1045 sqft
Wish you were here! Postcard-pretty Russian Hill has tons of personality. Binge-watch Hyde Street's panoramic views of Alcatraz, both bridges and beyond. Next on the itinerary: Polk Street's fine dining, cocktailing and shopping.
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1720 Leavenworth Street
1720 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,295
343 sqft
1720 Leavenworth occupies a prime location in postcard-worthy Russian Hill, just blocks from bustling Polk Street and Columbus Avenue - not to mention Hyde Street's famous views.
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2459 Larkin Apartments
2459 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,595
300 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,895
550 sqft
Built in 1614, this Edwardian style building features large bay windows and ample natual light. It is located on the corner of Larkin and Greenwich in Russian Hill.
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1125 BROADWAY Apartments
1125 Broadway, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,595
461 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,695
450 sqft
Updated homes that are cable-ready. Kitchens are fully equipped. Residents get access to laundry facilities. A short walk to Chinatown and Lombard Street. Near public transportation.
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1753 Mason
1753 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,895
549 sqft
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One block from iconic Washington Square Park. On public transit routes. Walk to shopping, local boutiques, dining, clubs, entertainment. Pet-friendly corner building with hardwood floors, some appliances included, and in-unit laundry available.
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1355 LOMBARD
1355 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA
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$5,200
891 sqft
Cosmopolitan city-center homes, just off Route 101. Rooms have cable television and hardwood floors. Parking, garage and laundry facilities all located on site. Close to Russian Hill Park. Cats and dogs allowed.
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2115 HYDE Street
2115 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA
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$5,500
931 sqft
Picture yourself in Russian Hill, you look pretty good, don't you? The hilly streets are home to handsome apartment buildings, secret gardens and stunning views of the Bay and beyond.
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2238 HYDE Street
2238 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA
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$9,800
1099 sqft
Picture yourself in Russian Hill, you look pretty good, don't you? The hilly streets are home to handsome apartment buildings, secret gardens and stunning views of the Bay and beyond.
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916 Pacific Apartments
916 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,195
353 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,695
521 sqft
On the edge of Chinatown in Nob Hill, near the Exploratorium and Washington Square. Units with washers/dryers, dishwashers, window coverings, hardwood floors, and energy-efficient appliances. Garage for residents.
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1955 LEAVENWORTH Street
1955 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA
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$2,695
382 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Go ahead – stare. Who could blame you? The views from Russian Hill are impossible to ignore. Behold the Bay, Alcatraz and both bridges from atop this classic San Francisco neighborhood and you’ll be in good company.
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1360 Lombard
1360 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA
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A sun-filled apartment complex in Russian Hill, breathing distance from San Francisco's cultural treasures. Units have carpets, refrigerators and stainless steel appliances. Internet access, bike storage and garage.
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1338 Filbert Street
1338 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$13,000
2751 sqft
Rare Russian Hill, 2750+ sqft modern cottage residence, brilliantly reimagined by Buttrick Projects A & D. Enjoy three levels of luxury living, boasting three spacious en-suite bedrooms, three and a half high-end baths and opulent finishes.
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LP1 Research - #179
1269 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, CA
4 Bedrooms
$11,900
3480 sqft
Spectacular modern Russian Hill home on wonderfully quiet block of Vallejo Street.
Last updated September 17 at 01:03 PM
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1362 Lombard Street
1362 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,495
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1120 Greenwich Street
1120 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,600
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1007 Lombard Street
1007 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,650
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755 Green Street
755 Green Street, San Francisco, CA
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$2,795
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Russian Hill
Neighborhood Guide
Neighborhood overview

Apparently, Alaska reminded the Russian colonists too much of the frigid temps of home. So some migrated south to San Francisco. Those that couldn't take the heat were buried at a small cemetery, most likely to the north of present day Vallejo Street and east of Jones Street. Gold rush pioneers then stumbled onto the burials and named the area "Russian Hill." The departed have since left for other burial grounds and even their living countrymen have settled elsewhere in San Francisco. Only the name remains.

Although Russian Hill boasts a few tourist spots and a couple of trendy retail streets, it's primarily a restful hilltop home. Outsiders are few, perhaps daunted by the challenging elevations that even residents only brave for brief periods. As a result, even the pubs and parks give off a locals-only vibe. Those willing to negotiate the steep streets are rewarded by superb views, floral-colored greenery, and unhurried environs.

Finding Your Bearings

This neighborhood rises from the northeast of the San Francisco peninsula, with structures huddled on its hillsides. On the north runs North Point Street, fronting Fisherman's Wharf and the Marina. Depending on who you ask, the landmark Ghirardelli Square falls just within or outside the community's borders.

To the east slashes the diagonal of Columbus Avenue, dividing the hill from North Beach. In the south, Broadway Street lines up in front of Nob Hill, which rises higher both in geography and financials. Finally, to the west, Van Ness divides the community from Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow.

Getting Around Russian Hill

If it were called Russian Flats, then you could amble from the community's center to any of its borders in about 15 minutes tops. But real life puts the hill in the name as well as the physical location. So going that same distance can mean an upward trek, which can prove more physically challenging exhausting than your Zumba workout.

A less tiring option for travel is by private car. Except if your pad doesn't have a garage, parking can be a chore. Polk Street contains some metered spots that last up to an hour, even on Sundays. Many streets theoretically have free parking for two hours, if you happen to snag a spot when everyone's evacuated after an earthquake. Residents with an "A" permit, which costs money, can park for days. But they still need to move their jalopies during street cleaning, which can happen several times per week.

There's also the problem of driving through those altitude changes. Vallejo and Chestnut become stairways, and Lombard Street zigs and zags as the world's "crookedest street" between Hyde and Leavenworth.

That leaves the public transportation alternative. Hop on the cable cars for rabbit runs on Hyde or Taylor. Otherwise, try the 19, 41, or 45 buses for the turtle crawl through trafficked thoroughfares.

Where to Live

As in the rest of the city, places to rent in Russian Hill cost as high as their elevation. However, finding a place isn't a problem because most residents are renters. You'll find choices ranging from Victorian town homes ringing the bottom to residential towers growing from the hill's crest.

You can start your apartment search by deciding what type of building turns you on. A renovated Victorian may be charming but it'll lack such work-savers as dishwasher, washers/dryers, and elevators. Many accept pets. In comparison, a modern high-rise condo rental may have all utilities paid, a heated pool, and laundry rooms. But they may not allow your favorite pooch as a roomie. The higher the floor, then the higher the rental rate.

Next comes the side of the hill you want to live in. On the north face, you'll enjoy views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge, and homes here are a smidge closer to the bay. On the east face, you'll find views of Coit Tower spiking from Telegraph Hill. Grades are steeper, breaking many of the roads into connecting staircases passable only on foot. (Lombard Street is on this side.)

The south face has a gentler rise toward the ritzier Nob Hill. Finally, the west face offers better access to the commercial area on Polk Street and the wider avenue of Van Ness, which is useful if you have a car.

If one of your must-haves for a city apartment is proximity to work, a park, or some other destination, don't just rely on a map, especially if you like to saunter on foot. Before saying "I do" with a place to rent, take a trial strut from your potential digs to the required destination. The elevations can transform a stroll into a mountain climb. For example, on the map, the corner of Greenwich and Jones is only a couple of blocks or a thousand feet to George Sterling Memorial Park. But the difference in height is about 200 feet, which is like slogging up a 20-story building.

If you're crazy enough to own a car, find out if "parking available" means you're actually getting a spot. Usually that perk costs extra unless you're renting a single-family townhouse with a garage at street level.

What to Do

It's only a neighborhood because residents and merchants get in each others business and care about what's going on around them. You can get involved with the non-profit Russian Hill Neighbors, which not only hosts monthly confabs but events like the Neighborhood Sweep, where you and your favorite cleaning tool shine up the block.