Often considered the epitome of San Francisco wealth, class and sophistication, Pacific Heights reigns as one of the most affluent neighborhoods in San Francisco. Although it is known for its impressive mansions, it was first developed as a small neighborhood of modest Victorian homes. While the oldest dwelling dates to 1853, the majority of its grand residences were constructed during the first two decades of the 20th century. Pacific Heights rests above the neighborhoods of Cow Hollow and the Marina, and enjoys a relatively sunshine-filled mocroclimate, upscale shopping and delightful dining choices. Many of its homes provide spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and the Marin Headlands.
LOWER PACIFIC HEIGHTS
Historically an area of middle class homes, Lower Pacific Heights – formerly and sometimes still referred to as Upper Fillmore or the Western Addition -- began to gain favor with the real estate community and more affluent residents in the 1980s and 90s. The district is bordered by California and Geary Streets, and Presidio and Van Ness Avenues, and is the location of popular Japantown.
More information about Pacific Heights and Lower Pacific Heights can be found online at Wikipedia, SFGate, the very informative neighborhoods website San Francisco Days, and the Pacific Heights Residents Association site.