Nob Hill is bordered by Union Square, the Tenderloin, Market Street and Chinatown. The actual peak of Nob hill lies approximately at the intersection of Jones St. and Sacramento St.
Nob Hill has expansive views, these along with the central position it occupies made this an enclave of the wealthy during the development of the late 19th century. Many of the cities affluent citizens built large mansions in the neighborhood. Though many were destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire they were later rebuilt.
The neighborhood boasts four of San Francisco’s most expensive and well-known hotels: the Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court and the Huntington Hotel.
Opposite the Fairmont Hotel is Grace Cathedral, and Episcopal cathedral which resembles Notre Dame in Paris. Across from the cathedral is a large Masonic Temple.
Nob Hill provides a wonderfully scenic and thriving neighborhood just steps or a cable car ride away from the Financial District.