Key Things to know about The Pinnacle
â¢I believe it is the nicest rent-controlled building in SF (and rents can increase 15% a year in SF).
â¢PG&E NEVER cuts the power to this area (even when they turn off the power to surrounding counties to prevent wildfires).
â¢4 blocks to Union Square
â¢Even the 4th floor (the building has 19) has views to the water.
oAll south facing units get direct sunlight.
â¢1 block from Tacorea (aka Taco/Korean; which I consider the best fast-food in the city).
â¢300 ft elevation above Market Street, so there are fewer vagrants than elsewhere in SF.
â¢We have lived in the building for 7 years. Liked it so much that my in-laws moved in across the hall after they immigrated.
â¢We often consider moving to SOMA or University Ave in Palo Alto, but none of those areas are rent-controlled.
â¢When we shipped our furniture from New York 7 years ago, it arrived before us. The building staff put it in our unit (and even carried our sofa up the stairwell, because it didnât fit in the elevator).
oThe current building staff is even nicer than the previous.
â¢Pinnacle used to be full of tech employees, but now itâs filling up with down-sizing suburban empty-nesters.
â¢Utilities are $200-300 on top of rent per month.
â¢I think itâs one of the safest places to be in an earthquake because itâs built on bedrock (check out the SF liquefaction maps).
â¢If you havenât lived downtown, the Blue Angels fly overhead during Fleet Week in October.
â¢There is a waiting list for parking spaces.
â¢No central A/C, but this is probably the coldest/foggiest spot in the Bay Area. Buy a fan for October though.
â¢Theyâll only give you 2 key fobs per apartment.
â¢Penthouse floor can hear people on the roof deck.
â¢Donât rent a unit next to the trash chute.
â¢Key fobs for the door break every ~2 years.
â¢The windows could be cleaned more frequently.