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The neighborhood of Nob Hill, in San Francisco, on one of the areas four most prominent hills known as Central Pacific Railroad’s Big Four. Nob Hill was called California Hill up until about 1850. The peak of the hill is around the intersection of Sacramento and Jones streets, which is a little northwest of the center of the neighborhood. Due to its history as a home for those of newly found wealth it has sometimes been called “Snob Hill”. However, it is also known as a warm and welcoming neighborhood where people of all ages and families of all sizes find peace and comfort.

The area was settled rapidly during the late 1800s and because of its towering hill and gorgeous views it became the home of the wealthy and well-known. The majority of homes were mansions and belonged people like Leland Stanford, the founder of Stanford University as the Crocker, Huntington and Hopkins families among others. The newly established neighborhood was decimated by the earthquake of 1906 and the wicked fires that followed. Many mansions and buildings were completely destroyed, while others with stone walls were merely gutted. Granite walls still stand bearing the black scorch marks of the fires at the site of the Stanford, Crocker, Huntington and Hopkins mansions. However, the newly built Fairmount Hotel was gutted by the fire so only the outer stone walls remained, despite the destruction it was rebuilt and the hotel is still in operation today.

The neighborhood spans .313 square miles with a population of 20,388 giving the neighborhood a population density of 65,089 people per square mile. According to city-data.com, in 2011 the median household income in Nob Hill was $60,302 and median monthly rent was $1,148. According to the same site in 2010 the neighbors average estimated value for a detached home was $616,430 and the average estimated value for townhouses and other attached homes was $953,284.

-Nob Hill is a densely populated, affluent neighborhood where most homes for sale are of the upper-middle class or higher variety. Top rate apartments, townhouses and condominiums are the most common type of real estate. The neighborhood features four upper-scale hotels sit, the Fairmount Hotel, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, Stanford Court and the Huntington Hotel. The most prominent park in the neighborhood is Huntington Park which features fountains, beautiful landscaping and a playground for youngsters. A smaller park, Washington & Hyde Mini Park stands in a single lot between a pair of apartment buildings. With dense residential areas, beautiful parks and unique shopping opportunities Nob Hill is a wonderful place to call home.

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