8.7 out of 10

The Hill

37.8543325521262 -122.484845260441
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Great Bayside Living and Eating"

For me, the Hill neighborhood in Sausalito is all about one place: Poggio.

Poggio Trattoria is an outstanding Italian restaurant that has been ranked in the top 100 restaurants by the SF Chronicle. It is right by the marina and bayside Gabrielson Park. It has outdoor seating and a very open set-up that gives it a very European feel. I came here with my mom on one of the last days before she headed back East and we had a really nice time. I had the Caprese piadine and she had the linguine and clams I think.

Bridgeway, the major bayside avenue where Poggio is located also has a number of other stores and restaurants. Poggio itself is located right next to the Casa Madrona Hotel and Day Spa which
a wonderful place to get put up. I have never been there but have known others who have sung its praises.

Other restaurants that you find along Bridgeway include Scomas (a seafood place) and Ondines (a private dining space serving American style cuisine), both of which are right on the water. There are also a number of other places to eat and enjoy the bay breeze.

We drove around a bit afterwards to check out the neighborhood to see how the other half of the one percent live. As you might expect from a neighborhood called The Hills, the streets snail up the incline and homes are built to take full advantage of the bay views and breeze. You are just north of the Golden Gate here and I am sure many of these homes here have great views of SF, Angel Island and the Bay Bridge in the distance.

The roads here are very leafy and the homes have plenty of bay facing balconies and street side car ports. Many of the condos are right by the edge of the water as well.

As you might expect, these are mostly multi-million dollar homes around here and probably running closer to $2 million than $1 for the most part. In fact, even the condos will often run in the milllion dollar range. (Though I did see one or two places that had sold for around $800,000.)

Basically this is not just a great place to come and visit, but a great place to live--if, of course, you are loaded.
  • Great Restaurants
  • Beautiful Views
  • Great Homes and Schools
  • Very, Very Expensive
  • A Bit of a Commute
  • Hillside Problems
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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