About Russian Hill Neighbors

Who We Are  

  • A nonprofit neighborhood organization established in 1981 to encourage friendly association among Russian Hill neighbors and merchants and to respond to neighborhood concerns.
  • An all-volunteer organization with all projects accomplished through volunteer efforts of members.
  • Nearly 500 members who are neighbors and merchants residing east to west between Mason/Columbus and Van Ness and north to south from North Point to Pacific.

What We Do  

Develop a Sense of Community by bringing people together to

  • Meet their neighbors
  • Discuss neighborhood issues
  • Enjoy social events
Protect Quality of Life on Russian Hill
  • Promote safety
  • Alert neighbors to security concerns
  • Improve the physical environment
  • Monitor construction and planning issues
  • Address traffic issues
  • Prepare for emergencies
  • Beautify the neighborhood
Preserve Russian Hill History
  • Encourage members to participate in gathering and preserving historical materials that pertain to Russian Hill
  • Protect historic buildings in our neighborhood
Communicate with our Members

How We Do It

Meet Your Neighbors
  • Walks and private docent tours
  • Semi-annual general meetings
  • Volunteer recognition party
  • New member party
  • “Cheers” Happy Hours (the last Monday of every month)
  • Dinners at neighborhood restaurants and other social events
  • Community projects (park work days, school volunteers, utilities undergrounding, etc.)
  • Special interest groups (books, bridge, etc.)
Promote Quality of Life
  • Address traffic and parking issues
  • Represent neighbors in proposed Design and Zoning issues
Promote Neighborhood Improvement
  • Quarterly broom brigades
  • Neighborhood garden projects
  • NERT Training (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team)
  • Safety
  • Tree planting
Preserve Our Neighborhood
  • Participate in citywide neighborhood organizations
  • Promote preservation of historic buildings
  • Collect and preserve oral histories
  • Historic walks
  • House history projects

How We Communicate

  • Newsletters
  • Annual membership drive
  • Russian Hill Neighbors’ web site
  • Event mailings
  • Monthly email eBlast to all who have provided email addresses

Maps of Russian Hill

RHN boundaries

  • The south side of North Point from the east side of Van Ness Avenue to the east side of Columbus Avenue
  • Southeast on Columbus Avenue to the west side of Mason Street
  • South on Mason Street to the south side of Pacific Avenue
  • West on Pacific Avenue to the east side of Van Ness Avenue
  • North on Van Ness Avenue to the south side of North Point Street

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