The Castro (Eureka Valley)

Posted On: January 5, 2010
By: ffdadmin

The Castro neighborhood in just 59 seconds:

While the San Francisco multiple listing service calls it Eureka Valley, the world knows it as The Castro, the heart of gay life in San Francisco. Bounded roughly by Market street to the north and west sides, 22nd street to the south, and Valencia and Church streets to the east. Both Castro and Market streets are home to numerous shops, restaurants, and bars. Whether you are looking for a freshly baked cookie or a sit-down gourmet meal at a hot, happening restaurant, you’ve got plenty of choices in the Castro neighborhood. Gay nightlife options abound, from quiet social spots to video dance clubs – whatever your mood, you can probably find a spot to indulge it in the Castro.

In addition to several bus lines, the area is served by two muni subway stations, as well as the F-line with it’s collection of historic streetcars. The ‘hood has a rich history, and was a predominantly working class Irish neighborhood before being abandoned by white suburban flight only to be gentrified primarily by gay men in the 1970s. It was the epicenter of the gay rights revolution that began in the 1970’s, led by pioneers such as Harvey Milk (a neighborhood school carries his name today).

The Castro offers a diverse mix of home styles and property types from large single family Victorians to modern condos and tenancies-in-common. Want to know more about homes and real estate in The Castro? Give us a call or email today.

Some neighborhood links:
The Castro (wikipedia)
The Castro from sfgate (SF Chronicle)
Castro Travel Guide (from SF Convention & Visitors Bureau)
Golden Gate Business Association (1st LGBT Chamber of Commerce)

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