7.4 out of 10

Sacramento St, Nob Hill

Ranked 4th best street in Nob Hill
37.7922889854079 -122.414709225677
Great for
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"Finally A Place For Kids"

Sacramento is a great street for families. It's a nice, clean place to live and here you'll find a few specialty kids' and maternity stores. The Laurel Village area is the best part of Sacramento. Further toward downtown, Sacramento gets a lot busier but still remains charming and in its own way, very elegant.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Super Expensive, but Super Cool"

As you can tell by looking at the map, this is the section of Sacramento Street that runs from Van Ness right at the edge of Pacific Heights to Powell. I mention this because on its western end Sacramento has a very different feel than on its eastern end.

Near Van Ness the feel is as you would expect, sort of commercial with a Staples store on that corner and then some restaurants along that first block. One restaurant that I would definitely want to mention here is the Italian place, Acquerello. It is very good and well worth the trip if you happen to be in the area.

As you get east of Polk however, Sacramento starts looking a lot like a North Beach neighborhood, filled with very nice three story Victorian walk-ups with beautiful trims and nice wide bay windows.

Though there are corner markets and the occasional first floor store, this place is 90% residential.

By the time you get to Jones however, the three story Victorian walk-ups give way to tall older apartment buildings with cool stonework and attractive balconies. Nob Hill is perhaps the section of the city that looks most like an East Coast City like NY--the posh part of New York I guess, though given prices I am not sure there is a non-posh section anymore.

On the southern side of Sacramento Street near Powell is where you will find Huntington Park, the Union Club and the Fairmont Hotel. In other words you are right at the heart of one of the richest section of Nob Hill. At this point the street is narrow and starts descending down towards Chinatown and North Beach.

What would it cost to live here?

Buying a penthouse apartment along Sacramento can run you as much as $5 million making it one of the most expensive places in the city (without too much surprise). Though you can also buy some apartments for just a $1 million.

As to renting, a one bedroom here will run you between $2400 and $3400 per month, and a two-bedroom goes for between $4000 and as much as $10K/month. In other words, if you have to ask how much you probably can’t afford it.

Overall, this might be a really cool place to live if you are filthy rich and must live in the city. But overall, it is just way overpriced, there is really no other way of assessing it.
Pros
  • Close to the Action
  • Great Transportation
  • Amazing Views
Cons
  • Very, Very Expensive
  • Crime
  • Congested
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Big Sac has lots to offer"

Big Sac as I refer to it has some great shopping which you wouldn't expect. In some parts of Sac it's busy, but in the leafier part of town it gets more residential and then turns into a boutique shoppers delight! High end boutique shopping, but so much fun.

Near by is California Pacific Medical Center and you are not that far off (just about a 5 minute drive or so) from many parks, including the Presidio.
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4/5
2yrs+

"Elegant Shopping"

This 12 block street located in an elegant section of San Francisco has some of the funnest shopping around. This beautiful neighborhood had some of the most interesting architecture I saw in all of San Francisco. Sacramento Street was a great little street full of hustle and bustle, great shopping and dinning, and some of the best views of the bay. I seemed to see a lot of clothing and furniture shops for anyone looking to do some great shopping in those area. A fun street that is a must visit.
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4/5
2yrs+

"A Quiet and Lovely Place to Be"

I really like it here in Sacramento Street. I used to work on this street, and everyday when I used to walk down the street to where I would work, I loved it! It's very clean and beautiful here. Even till now, I would really want to live here, the houses here are so beautiful. The are tons of small unique shops and boutiques here, and the transportation's not bad. It's also right next to Laural Heights, where there are loads of shops too. However, even though there are place to shop for groceries and daily needs, not much restaurants around.
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5/5
2yrs+

"Ultimate Shopping Experience"

No trip to San Francisco is complete with out a trip to the elegant and ultra trendy, Sacramento Street. It is know for its amazing shopping and resturnats along with outstanding views of the entire bay. There are historic landmarks thurought the entire area. You have to stop at the All Things Orchid store and veiw and entire store covered in beautiful orchids, or search for that perfect ultra elegant bag and shoe combo at one of the many stores. The street is about 12 blocks of super chic shopping and exsclusive residential neighborhood, you never know who you may spot stolling along the boardwalk.
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2/5
2yrs+

"Another upscale shopping area"

There is some great shopping to be had on Sacramento street, if you are willing and able to part with some large sums of money. While there are a great deal of cute boutique type stores on Sacramento street, there are also many galleries and higher end salons. Fun to visit, but only of you are in the mood to spend a lot.
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful and Calm Neighborhood"

Sacramento Street between Divisadero St. and Presidio Ave. is mostly a quiet neighborhood. There is the public library which is small but is a nice, quiet place to work. There is also a few boutiques and cafes, my favorite café being Café Luna which is a little pass Presidio Ave. There is also a small, nice theatre called the Vogue which shows one or two new movies for a reasonable price. There is also SF University High School which has a building so there will be occasionally a flock of students walking to and from class. Nearby bus lines include the 43 Masonic, 1 California, 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, and 4 Sutter so it is a very convenient spot for buses.
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4/5
2yrs+

"Oh Sacremento! So beautiful!"

Talk about more than meets the eye. This place is very literally transforming right in front of your very eyes. There are constantly new things to do and so many new things to see. I can't wait to come back next time and see what a beautiful seemingly young-un this little street has become. My little baby is all grown up and beautiful now! Thanks San Fran for restoring the beauty of this street.
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5/5
2yrs+

"A place on the rise"

this street was once run down, but not anymore. In a few years I predict that this will be one of the most popular streets in san francisco to visiit and to live. That is because there are art galleries, and other sorts of entertainment and attractions being added to this once overlooked street.
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  • Singles
CommunityMan
CommunityMan Good prediction - so are you going to buy a place on the street now and see what happens?
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"Sacrament Street- A Miraculous Transistion."

A once Dowdy and Downtrodden area, Sacramento Street from Divisadero to Cherry is in the middle of a transformation from a run down area into a upscale area of art galleries, interior design studios and botiques. In addtion several upscale residential areas are in exsistance with more planned.
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