San Francisco Neighborhood Guide: Pacific Heights
If the name Pacific Heights evokes mental images in your head of an upscale, privileged San Francisco neighborhood with grand old homes, incredible views and old money, your assumptions are absolutely right. The first generation or two of Pacific Heights residents were captains of industry, successful retailers, politicians and other moneyed, well-to-do types at the top of the social order. Suffice it to say that Pacific Heights was the place to live in San Francisco if you had the means. This neighborhood provides some of the city’s best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay, and it is a must-visit destination for most of our city’s millions of visitors each year. This neighborhood was one of the first to have service from our city’s famous cable cars, and they continue to transport San Franciscans to this day.
These days, Pacific Heights remains a very desirable part of the city in which to live with many lovingly maintained or restored Victorian homes. If you’re interested in high-end art crafted by local artisans, designer clothing, imported shoes, fine jewelry, gourmet foods and other delights, plan on spending at least one day shopping on Fillmore Street. Here you will find a world of things to please the most discriminating eye, palate and sensibilities. This is one of our city’s best places to shop, and when you need to get off your feet for a bit, you will easily find many cafes that serve an agreeable cup of coffee, a sweet or savory bite or a delicious glass of wine. Many of these places offer al fresco dining as well as some of San Francisco’s best people-watching.
Those with bigger appetites (and credit card limits) will find many fine dining establishments with chefs creating fare from many different cuisines made with the very freshest ingredients. To be fair, you can eat very well in this neighborhood without missing a mortgage payment, but most restaurants in Pacific Heights are of the white linen type with higher check averages. There are a few other commercial areas in the neighborhood, but Pacific Heights remains primarily a residential part of San Francisco with the best shopping along the aforementioned Fillmore Street.
Like most upscale city neighborhoods, Pacific Heights has little public parking. If you park illegally near a home or business, most residents and merchants have a towing company on speed dial. If you press your luck, you’ll probably get to see some of the city’s grittier (and most expensive) parking lots while retrieving your ride. Spare yourself this experience by renting one of our San Francisco limos for the day. This is one of the city’s best places to be seen getting out of a limo, and your chauffeur can drop you off at the door of shops, restaurants and other Pacific Heights destinations. Plus, you can enjoy the ride and the view on a sightseeing tour through other parts of our city. Want to know more? Call NLS Limo today at 1-800-339-8936, speak with one of our reservation specialists and find out for yourself why we’ve become the premier Bay Area limo service!