When the backyard is Billionaire’s Row, it’s not hard to understand why everyone wants to live here. These final two blocks of Vallejo Street are coveted real estate, running straight into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Get winded sprinting the Lyon Street stairs. Walk to the Ruger tennis courts. Run the dog on eucalyptus-lined paths, or lose yourself in the maze of biking trails that covers the waterfront from Baker Beach to Crissy Field.

The Lyon Street steps at the end of the block bring more pedestrians than cars to this discreet pocket of Pacific Heights. The restaurants, shops, boutiques and conveniences of Union, Chestnut and Fillmore Streets are within strolling distance, as are some of San Francisco’s most prestigious independent schools.

Sailing regattas at the yacht club and Sundays in the bike saddle. Cocktails at Belga. Michelin-starred dining at Spruce or Atelier Crenn. This is where San Francisco hits the heights.