Nob Hill is a unique wealthy neighbourhood in San Francisco renowned for its famous landmarks and high-end hotels. The district is home to upscale restaurants, a beautiful park and trendy boutiques as well as private schools and exclusive clubs. Some parts of Nob Hill seem to be frozen in a bygone age of glamour, ready to transport the willing to amazing adventures. In the late 19th century, the invention of the cable car gave access to Nob Hill and helped it tu turn into a posh residential district which is now characterized by century mansions and elegant luxury properties.
San Francisco has always been considered as one of the luxury real estate leaders thanks to its dynamism and its attractiveness. Therefore, this is one of the favourite destinations of American billionaires.The luxury real estate market in San Francisco is buyer's market and this upmarket represents 20% of the real estate transactions held in San Francisco. The market is particularly influenced by seasons as the wealthy population does not hesitate in taking summer or winter holidays. Besides, more and more high-end constructions are being built, which enlarge buyer's range of choices. This is a good period for buyers, who can enjoy a little decrease in prices.
Before any investment, the potential buyer will have to contact a professional of the real estate sector. The latter will need his client's passport and other administrative and bank documents to testify his identity and his solvency. The buying process is really fast (around one month). You do not need to have the American citizenship nor the famous Green card but you are required to provide a social security number (SSN), which is obligatory to fill in the tax return (that is only $100 for a property).
Besides, it is highly recommended to purchase an insurance regarding the ownership title in order to be secured in case of potential recording error.
Between May and October, the climate is characterized by mild temperatures. However, the weather is particularly foggy. Karl, the fog of San Francisco appears in the morning, vanishes around 12am and appears again in the afternoon due to the presence of the Pacific Ocean. Temperatures are not especially warm in summer and vary between 11 and 13 degrees despite the sunny weather.This is a dry period, with very little rain. This is the best period to enjoy attractive deals regarding hotels and flights.
Between July and September, the city of San Francisco is taken by storm by tourists, who come visiting the famous landmarks or attend the renowned gay pride organized during summer. Therefore, places are over crowded and prices are particularly expensive. The summer is dry and mild, temperatures can reach a maximum of 23 degrees and September is the warmest month. However, bathing is impossible due to the cold stream of California which makes the water very cold. Fog can cover the city, mainly in the afternoon, which creates a lot of moisture and the decrease of temperatures.
San Francisco enjoys a pleasant climate all year round. Its Mediterranean climate provides a warm and cool weather from November to April. Temperatures never drop below 5 degrees in January, which is the coldest month. Even if snow is rare in San Francisco, winters are particularly wet and rainy as precipitations are especially concentrated over this period, between November and March. This is the best moment to benefit from attractive prices and places are much less crowded.
Grace Cathedral is an Episcopal church in the heart of San Francisco. This is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city, after the Golden Gate Bridge. Sitting next to Huntington Park with its Gothic European splendour, Grace Cathedral is the West Coast's largest Episcopal cathedral. This splendid French-Gothic church dominates the top of California street and is worth discovering. Thanks to its beautiful stained glass and bronze Ghiberti doors made from casts of the baptistery in Florence, Italy, the church is a must-see attraction. Two meticulously-designed labyrinths for contemplative walking are located on the church ground, one inside and the other one in the gardens.
On the top of the beautiful intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel is an iconic high-end cocktail bar which provides a 360-degree view of the city. Renowned in the classic Nob Hill night life, the Top of the Mark has created signature cocktails which are a nod to several San Francisco attractions, such as the Golden Gate Bridge or even Alcatraz. More than a bar, experience a feeling on top of the world, tasting their dinner dishes or partaking in their champagne Sunday brunch.
Created after the 1906 earthquake, Huntington Park is a manicured green space right in the heart of Nob Hill. Considered as San Francisco's poshest park, this is the perfect quiet place to take a break or enjoy a picnic with family and friends thanks to its shady benches and children's playgrounds. The park is also home to an elaborate fountain, which is the replica of the Roman "Fountain of the Tortoises". This is a century-old recreation of a 400-year-old limestone fountain in Rome.
Situated in the State of California, between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is an iconic city which spreads over 600 square kilometers and hosts over 800,000 inhabitants. The city was created in 1776 and is now the fourth largest city in the United States and the third most visited place of North America. Tourism represents a major economic activity. Indeed, San Francisco hosts some of the most iconic landmarks of the USA, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Alcatraz Island, the Fisherman's Wharf, the Chinatown district or even the Painted Ladies. Visitors come to San Francisco to discover its famous cable cars and the legendary ascending streets. It is highly recommended to vi...