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The Russian Hill district of San Francisco is bordered by Nob Hill to the south, Cow Hollow and the Marina to the west, the San Francisco Bay to the north, and North Waterfront and North Beach to the east — great neighbors! While not quite as expensive as neighboring Nob Hill, Russian Hill is still one of the nicest neighborhoods / districts of San Francisco, and is still quite pricey in its own right! Russian Hill was first settled in 1852 by working class families who built small wooden houses on the steep slopes. In the late 19th century, a group of artists moved in, making Russian Hill San Francisco’s first bohemian neighborhood. Russian Hill did not become a popular residential address until the arrival of the cable cars between 1880 and 1890. The housing styles on Russian Hill will vary from single family detached houses to condos and TIC’s, but the common factor is a high price tag. Many of the homes have amazing views — so, think even higher price tags… Russian Hill was so named because some graves that allegedly contained the bones of Russian sailors were discovered there in the 19th century. So, if you are walking Rover and he digs up a large and /or unusual looking bone, you have been warned… According to legend, a crew of Russian fur traders, who sailed down from Alaska to hunt sea otters, buried their dead on the hill in the 1820’s, a few decades before San Francisco proper became a settlement. Both historically and architecturally, this is one of San Francisco’s neighborhoods well worth exploring. Drive the 1000 block of Vallejo Street to reach the 360 foot summit of Russian Hill — also one of its high points architecturally. At the time of the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fires, Russian Hill was only sparsely built up, and there were several water wells, too, so a few areas escaped destruction. The largest of these is a woodsy block bordered by Green, Taylor, Broadway, and Jones, which contains several very old, and very well hidden, houses dating from the mid to late 1800’s. The steep terrain of Russian Hill makes it ideal for cable car transportation. Russian Hill has the steepest street in San Francisco — Filbert Street, between Leavenworth and Hyde — with a grade of 31.5%, which means that for every 100 feet of forward progress, the street rises 31.5 feet — the equivalent of climbing the stairs of a six story building! San Francisco is the first and last city to use cable cars — almost 100 cities around the world once had them. San Francisco’s cable car service started on August 2, 1873, and though many politicians have proposed their removal over the years, the constitution of the city now forbids discontinuation of the service. Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount realtors who will sell your Russian Hill San Francisco home for a TOTAL real estate commission of 2% to 4%. Buying a Russian Hill home? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount broker first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. For all of your San Francisco Russian Hill real estate needs, call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount broker, today.

The Russian Hill district of San Francisco is located just north of (but technically downhill from) Nob Hill, and also has great views. One of the nicest neighborhoods in the city, Russian Hill tries to maintain more of a residential and less of a touristy nature. However, with cable cars and crooked Lombard street, not to mention great views, it’s hard to keep people away. The Russian Hill neighborhood is officially designated as neighborhood 8e by the San Francisco Association of Realtors, as it is part of District 8 (Northeast), Subdistrict E. San Francisco’s Russian Hill district is roughly bordered by Broadway to the south, Van Ness to the west, the San Francisco Bay to the north, and Columbus/Mason to the east. Baron & Chestney are the full service discount real estate brokers that will sell your Russian Hill home for a total realtor commission of only 2% to 4%. Buying a home in Russian Hill? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor first! Our home buyer cash rebate program will get you a real estate rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. Whether selling a home, buying a home, or both, a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor will save you THOUSANDS in real estate commissions on your next realty transaction!

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Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers FULL SERVICE discount real estate brokers who will sell your San Francisco Bay Area home for a discount realtor commission of only 2% to 4% in TOTAL. Home buyers who purchase a home using our home buyer rebate program will get a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the selling price of the home. Serving your discount real estate needs throughout 10 San Francisco Bay Area counties, our discount realtors will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in real estate commissions, whether you are selling a home or buying a home, or BOTH! Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount real estate broker today, and let our home seller discount real estate commissions and home buyer discount realtor rebates save you thousands of dollars in realtor commissions on your next bay area realty transaction! Call US first!