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

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    Single Family Home
    $2,800,000 | 4, 2, 0
    MLS# 422669018
    On the market for the first time in 47 years, this beautifully upgraded Victorian, located on top of the hill (Noe/21st) along the border of Noe Valley and Dolores Heights, this home offers privacy and quiet while also being steps...
    Condominium
    $1,399,000 | 3, 2, 1
    MLS# 422670055
    Well-appointed 2-level 3BD/2.5BA condo located in a quiet cul de sac above Kite Hill Park. Main level has a gracious living room with fireplace, balcony, remodeled kitchen, dining room with hardwood floors and 2BR, 1.5BA. Lower level includes a large...
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    Single Family Home
    $4,700,000 | 4, 4, 1
    MLS# 422665569
    Stunning contemporary home with breathtaking views on 3 levels.This spectacular custom home was renovated by Van Acker Construction and reimagined by Studio Vara designs. It offers 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (3 BDRMS w/en-suite baths), a grand light filled open living...
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    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

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    Condominium
    $1,500,000 | 2, 1, 1
    MLS# 422661306
    Beaming with sunlight, this lovely top-floor condo is a sweet oasis in a spectacular location. An open living space with abundant windows provides endless sunshine and Eastern views. Adjacent is a separate dining area and a spacious, updated kitchen with...
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    Single Family Home
    $7,700,000 | 5, 4, 2
    MLS# 422658547
    Exceptional and exquisite, this view eco home is tucked away atop Collingwood hill, affording you views of the City while ensuring the ultimate in privacy. Built to the highest of green standards, this 5 bedroom/4.5 half bath home has a...
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    Condominium
    $1,420,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 422652990
    Spacious Top Floor Unit in Eureka Valley! This one bedroom, one bath condo has panoramic city views. Upon entering the unit, you are greeted by the formal living room with fireplace and hardwood flooring throughout. Down the hall, you will...
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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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