Cow Hollow

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Overview for Cow Hollow, CA

9,636 people live in Cow Hollow, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $137,559. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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33 years

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Welcome to Cow Hollow

Luxurious Living with Iconic Golden Gate Bridge Views

The effluent neighborhood of Cow Hollow is best known for its estates and luxury homes, outstanding views overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay, along with a thriving shopping district along Union Street.  It is always nice to tour property in Cow Hollow as this is often times the most expensive real estate in San Francisco. 

Iconic “Movie Scene” mansions that you might recognize, luxurious and stately homes on lush tree lined streets!  Funny how it was originally a cow pasture.  The neighborhood runs on the north slope of city, north of Pacific Heights and runs downslope to Lombard St., from the Presidio to Van Ness. This prime location for those to who want close proximity to a various shopping areas, restaurants and entertainment.

Cow Hollow is also known as one of the area's most affluent niches, and aside from financial statistics, it’s due in part to the booming real estate market in the area. Property hunting here offers a mix of mansions and smaller luxury single family homes, older Victorian flats, classic doorman condominiums and co-ops with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Overall, the neighborhood has a suburban neighborhood feel, which is ideal for the families, actors, artists, and professionals that call it home. Many residents spend a great deal of time in the city, but when it’s time to rest and recuperate, the solace of a quieter place is highly appreciated. 



  • Picturesque Golden Gate views
  • Convenient location to the waterfront and Marin
  • Amazing architectures
  • The upscale and sophisticated way of living 
  • Many options for luxury shopping, eating and more


Cow Hollow is an upscale urban lifestyle community, similar to Pacific Heights in many respects. This neighborhood offers a sense of solace and sophistication in a diverse, urban environment. A place to raise your family, pursue your interests, enjoy the outdoors and the best life has to offer. A walk down the streets of the neighborhood will land you in a comfortably quiet yet sophisticated life. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

It’s clear Cow Hollow is an area that’s great for many things. But, an important thing not to glaze over is the restaurant scene within the neighborhood. Balboa Cafe has a long and stored history in the neighborhood, is clearly a local favorite serving up the classics, with a vibrant scene and plenty of action.

For those mornings you want to simply sit and enjoy the surroundings, enjoy brunch and watch the city move around you, then Rose’s Café is the place to go. It’s an institution for locals who love the fresh bakery, the delicious breakfasts and quiet setting

Another favorite for locals is truly a hidden gem, serving outstanding food in an dark old world European setting, the filet mignon at the Brazen Head restaurant is simply outstanding. It’s darker European setting is a favorite for a intimate dining experience.

Inspired by traveling throughout the Mediterranean, Terzo is an authentic, upscale European restaurant in the heart of Cow Hollow.  Perfect for a date night, with a modern and cozy feel with amazing food inspired by the coastal regions around the Mediterranean.


Head to Union Street for some retail therapy, where you’ll find an array of selections from health and beauty to jewelry, all the chic fashion boutiques as well as athletic bands that I am sure you will recognize. Studios for pilates or yoga, juice shops and beauty salons all found in Cow Hollow.  Restaurants range from sports bars, French or Italian bistros to fine wine bars.



The San Francisco Unified School District provides education for children in the area. A few great options for schools are:


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Demographics and Employment Data for Cow Hollow, CA

Cow Hollow has 4,492 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cow Hollow do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,636 people call Cow Hollow home. The population density is 46,519.548 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.17 / 53.84%

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Schools in Cow Hollow, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Cow Hollow. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St Vincent De Paul School
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