The Castro

Irish families once built proud Victorians and Edwardians. Urban flight left dilapidated ladies past their prime to be restored by a community of loving outcasts. Then it was embraced as revitalization, now it would be called gentrification. Harvey Milk once set up shop here, but the history runs far deeper than just rainbow colored sidewalks and streetlights.

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    A Neighborhood Named Desire
    With Historic Roots & Global Meaning
    View Downtown From Castro District
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    Castro Neighborhood Vibe

    The Castro has a rich history and was a predominantly working-class Irish neighborhood before being transformed by gay men in the 1970s. It was the epicenter of the gay rights revolution that began in the 1970s, led by pioneers such as Harvey Milk (a neighborhood school carries his name today). Today, the thriving commercial center of the neighborhood (radiating out a few blocks from Castro & 18th Street) is chock full of restaurants, shopping, bars, and other entertainment opportunities.

     

    Popular Castro Home Styles

    The Castro offers a diverse mix of homes, with a blend of styles and property types from large single-family Victorians and Edwardians to modern condos and tenancies-in-common (TICs). The great weather and open-minded neighbors make The Castro district a destination neighborhood, regardless of your sexuality. There is also a small percentage of unit buildings and small apartment buildings, most of which are clustered along the commercial corridors.

     

    Getting Around in The Castro

    In addition to several bus lines, the area is served by two Muni subway stations, as well as the street-level F-line with its collection of historic streetcars. It’s an easy neighborhood in which to live car-free, with pretty much everything you need right there in the ‘hood or a Muni ride away. Many homes don’t have parking, so don’t assume you’ll have a place to park if you consider a new home in the Castro.

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    Castro Homes for Sale

    Single Family Home
    $1,875,000 | 3, 3, 0
    MLS# 422652152
    Located on a charming and peaceful cul-de-sac above Castro in the heart of Eureka Valley, a convenient location just off Market w/access to Kite Hill through a path at the end of the street. This gorgeous, light-filled arts & crafts...
    Duplex
    $1,875,000 | 3, 0, 0
    MLS# 422657129
    Located on a charming and peaceful cul-de-sac above Castro in the heart of Eureka Valley, a convenient location just off Market w/access to Kite Hill through a path at the end of the street. This gorgeous, light-filled arts & crafts...
    Condominium
    $2,095,000 | 3, 2, 1
    MLS# 422657802
    Located in the heart of The Castro on a quiet, tree lined street, this ultra luxurious, top floor residence includes high ceilings, 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms, a private deck overlooking Eureka Valley, a beautifully landscaped garden and large...
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    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

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    Condominium
    $3,600,000 | 3, 3, 1
    MLS# 422649732
    Designed to embody the full breathe of an unreplicable San Francisco silhouette, this multilevel indoor/outdoor floor plan is unparalleled in layout and setting. Built in 1967 by notable organic architect Violeta Autumn, 608 Sanchez is a sprawling view home simply...
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    Single Family Home
    $5,400,000 | 5, 3, 2
    MLS# 422646760
    Located on a coveted block in Dolores Heights, 418 Liberty Street boasts stunning skyline views, formal rooms, and an ideal floor plan. A foyer leads up to the main level of the home featuring a sunlit & spacious living room...
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    Single Family Home
    $1,610,000 | 1, 1, 0
    MLS# 422644145
    This renovated Arts & Crafts cottage has a newly shingled facade & a beautiful front garden for great curb appeal * Open LR/Dining area w/ vaulted ceiling, stone gas fireplace & custom south facing windows for excellent light * Updated...
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    More About the Castro

    Once a predominantly working-class Irish neighborhood, the Castro was transformed by gay men in the 1970s. It was the epicenter of the gay rights revolution that began in the 1970s, led by pioneers such as Harvey Milk (a neighborhood school carries his name today). Today, the thriving commercial center of the neighborhood (radiating out a few blocks from Castro & 18th Street) is chock full of restaurants, shopping, bars, and other entertainment opportunities.

     

    The Castro offers a diverse mix of homes, with a blend of styles and property types from large single-family Victorians and Edwardians to modern condos and tenancies-in-common (TICs). The great weather and open-minded neighbors make the Castro district a destination neighborhood, regardless of your sexuality. There is also a small percentage of unit buildings and small apartment buildings, most of which are clustered along the commercial corridors.

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