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Russian Hill, San Francisco

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Russian Hill is a neighborhood of San Francisco, California, in the United States. It is named after one of San Francisco's 44 hills, and one of its original "Seven Hills".LocationRussian Hill is directly to the north from Nob Hill, to the south from Fisherman's Wharf, and to the west of the North Beach neighborhood. The Hill is bordered on its west side by parts of the neighborhoods of Cow Hollow and the Marina District.At the northern foot of the hill is Ghirardelli Square, which sits on the waterfront of the San Francisco Bay, Aquatic Park, and Fisherman's Wharf, an extremely popular tourist area. A trip down the winding turns of Lombard Street and across Columbus Avenue to the east leads to the neighborhood of North Beach. Down the hill to the west, past Van Ness Avenue, are Cow Hollow and the Marina districts.
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  • The winding streets that cross Russian Hill make up one of the must-see attractions in San Francisco. From there you get a beautiful view of much of the city and the famous Alcatraz prison. It is recommended to go walking for a little touring the district.
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  • Omg talk about steep. Russian Gil has got to be the steepest hill around cannot believe they built on this hill, but what a view when you get to the top  more »
  • Hard to walk in this area of San Francisco without hearing the native Russian speakers conversing. Not sure why this is the place so many chose to live, but a nice neighborhood to stroll and nice to s...  more »