Lower Pacific Heights

Surrounded by a well-maintained neighborhood with tons of local businesses.

Welcome to Lower Pacific Heights

A relaxed area with welcoming communities and tons of charm.
A quaint and charming area, Lower Pacific Heights is a wonderful neighborhood in the San Francisco area that buyers have been flocking to for years. This laid-back community has a quiet elegance about it that has led plenty of well-off locals to migrate here. A sophisticated and luxe area, Lower Pacific Heights is a gem that continues to rapidly grow in popularity. 
Homes in the Lower Pacific Heights tend to have tons of character while also featuring modern finishes. Residences boast colorful, eye-catching exteriors that draw buyers in, and chic interiors that are extremely impressive. Surrounded by a well-maintained neighborhood with tons of local businesses, there’s no wonder why these homes are so highly desired.

What to Love

  • Rich culture and tons of historical spots
  • Central location with access tons of local businesses
  • Convenient amenities that make for a functional lifestyle

Local Lifestyle

Life in Lower Pacific Heights is charming and relaxed. The area is well-known for being welcoming, so neighbors frequently become friends and can explore the area together. The neighborhood is also very family-friendly, so locals of all ages can find something to enjoy here. The area has a lovely restaurant and bar scene, which is ideal for residents who desire a fun night out with others. The area is also very walkable and has plenty of green spaces for locals to enjoy during the warm weather seasons.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Lower Pacific Heights is home to an array of swanky eateries and bars that locals love to frequent. Octavia is one well-known corner restaurant that is perfect for a posh meal. Piloted by acclaimed chef Melissa Perello, Octavia’s sophisticated New American menu provides guests with an elegant and elevated dining experience. Menu highlights here include the Tagliatelle, the Liberty Farm Duck Breast, and the Olivier’s Pork Loin. Guests can also enjoy the Chef’s Tasting Menu, a unique culinary experience that presents an impressive array of dishes. Paired with the restaurant’s stylish dining room and welcoming staff, Octavia is the perfect spot for a chic date night. 
Benkyodo Co. is another must-see spot in the area. Located in San Francisco’s Japantown neighborhood, this is an unparalleled spot that Lower Pacific Heights residents love to visit. Serving sweet Japanese bakery items for decades, Benkyodo is well-loved by everyone who visits. 
The Lower Pacific Heights area also boasts a number of shops for locals to visit. Residents here have convenient access to the Fillmore Street Shopping District. This bustling retail center features health and wellness shops, bookstores, apparel retailers, accessory boutiques, and more. Also featuring an array of cafes and delis, shoppers love to grab a bite and enjoy a full day here!

Things to Do

Lower Pacific Heights hosts several events that bring residents together within their community. The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is one major event that takes place in the nearby Japantown and celebrates Asian traditions. Occurring every spring since the late 1960’s, this festival draws in more than 200,000 attendees and celebrates the vibrancy of Japanese culture in the area. The festival features live music, dances, authentic Japanese food vendors, and more! A fun and enriching activity, this is a can’t-miss event.


Lower Pacific Heights is a very family-friendly area, so it comes as no surprise that there are many impressive nearby schools. Cobb (William L.) Elementary School is one well-known school in the neighborhood. This small and inclusive school is known for its personalized student attention and nurturing environment. Also boasting newly-renovated facilities, this is a strong option for parents with younger children in the area.

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Overview for Lower Pacific Heights, CA

12,713 people live in Lower Pacific Heights, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $88,524. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Lower Pacific Heights, CA

Lower Pacific Heights has 7,055 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lower Pacific Heights do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,713 people call Lower Pacific Heights home. The population density is 43,382.108 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.74 / 49.26%

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Around Lower Pacific Heights, CA

There's plenty to do around Lower Pacific Heights, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sunset29 BBQ, Cantina Records, and Asmbly Hall - San Francisco.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.01 miles 58 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.77 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.94 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.25 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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