Pacific Heights is an affluent neighborhood of San Francisco, which is known for the notable people who reside in the area. It offers panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz, and the Presidio.
The Pacific Heights Residents Association defines the neighborhood as stretching from Union Street to Bush Street in the north–south direction and from Van Ness Avenue to Presidio Avenue in the east-west direction.As of 2017, Google Maps delineates its north–south extension more narrowly as reaching from Green Street to California Street.
In 2013, Pacific Heights was named the most expensive neighborhood in the United States. The article stated that if San Francisco’s Pacific Heights had its own zip code, it would be the most expensive place to live in the United States. The 94115 zip code includes both Pacific Heights’ “Gold Coast”, an area famous for its billionaire residents and record-breaking prices, and “The Western Addition”, an area about 20 blocks away where real estate prices are significantly lower.