San Bruno

Pacific Heights

High in the hills along Sweeney Ridge, closer to Pacifica than to downtown San Bruno, Pacific Heights is the last neighborhood built during the city’s great period of growth following World War II. Once dairyland, the neighborhood was developed by San Francisco builder Perry Liebman during the heady days of the late 1950s and early 1960s as a secluded version of classic post-war suburbia — spacious homes with fenced yards, perched on winding roads overlooking the rest of the San Bruno and San Francisco Bay.

Today, Pacific Heights is a long-established neighborhood whose population is slightly older and slightly more settled than its citywide neighbors. The neighborhood’s mid-century uniformity is broken up only by the presence of Marisol, a 115-unit development built by Summerhill Homes in 2004, and a pair of large apartment complexes, Evergreen Ridge and Pacific Bay Vistas, next-door-neighbors along Skyline Boulevard at Pacific Heights’ northern border. Marisol homes have three and four bedrooms and as much as 2,600 square feet of interior living space. Large Marisol models have been fetching as much as $1.7 million on the open market of late, putting them squarely at the top of the Pacific Heights real estate market, where recent sales have seen single-family homes finding buyers for between $1 and $1.5 million.

  • $1.51M

    Median Sale Price

  • $1.55M

    Average Sale Price

Pricing data based on single-family homes

Pacific Heights on the Map

Schools & History


Pacific Heights children attend Portola Elementary School, which is one of the most highly-regarded public K-5 schools in San Bruno. It has one of the neighborhood's highest Academic Performance Index (API) scores, at 921, and has a Great Schools rating of 9 out of 10. Pacific Heights students then move onto Parkside Intermediate School, which has 516 students in grades 6 through 8, a Great Schools rating of 7 out of 10 and an API of 785, then finish at Capuchino High School (API 796) or Peninsula Alternative High School.


Like neighboring Portola Highlands, Pacific Heights was part of the San Bruno’s final round of westward development, coming to life in the heady years of growth following World War II. Also like Portola Highlands, most of the neighborhood was built between 1955 and 1970, on acreage that once belonged to famed San Bruno dairyman Richard George Sneath.

Already established in many businesses — and a former San Francisco City Supervisor — Sneath began purchasing land in San Bruno in 1869. By 1875, the Maryland native’s stake stretched from El Camino Real to Sweeney Ridge. Sneath thought it the largest Jersey cow dairy in the U.S., established because, according to an early Sneath marketing brochure, “the introduction of a pure, wholesome country milk would be appreciated by the people of San Francisco.” Modern-day Pacific Heights is located on what was then known as “Jersey Ranch #2,” along with Portola Highlands.

The Sneath family eventually began selling and leasing portions of their land. In 1913, the dairy ceased operations. Pacific Heights is a product of this sell-off, as is the adjacent San Francisco County Jail (250 acres sold to the City and County of San Francisco in 1932) and Skyline College (111 acres purchased via bond issue in 1957). Construction of the Pacific Heights neighborhood broke ground in 1953.

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