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

    Duplex
    $1,728,000 | 0, 2
    MLS# 422619124
    Rare vacant-at-close Mid-Century Side-by-Side corner-lot Duplex directly across from Kite Hill Park in the Heart of coveted Eureka Valley. 88-90 Yukon features a large 3BD/2BA South-facing owner's unit (90 Yukon) all on one level, with a bonus unwarranted family room/home...
    Single Family Residence
    $2,199,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 422620354
    Charming 1902 Victorian with 2 beds, 2 baths + basement bonus with 1 bed, bath in prime 18th st location. Main entry level includes beautiful living room with built-in cabinetry / fireplace / built-in speakers, large dining room with built-in...
    Duplex
    $2,549,000 | 0, 1
    MLS# 421613881
    Located in Dolores Heights, this Edwardian Duplex, offers a great opportunity for investment, family compound or partners looking to Condo convert. The 2 level upper unit features 2 bedrooms, a split bath, living room with fireplace, formal dining room and...
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    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    SOLD
    Single Family Residence
    $2,100,000 | 2, 2, 1
    MLS# 421611538
    Wonderful 2 bedroom 2 bath Victorian home with an opportunity to finish the lower level into an additional 2 bedrooms and bath and family area with fully permitted transferable plans and finish to your own taste. The main level of...
    SOLD
    Condominium
    $938,000 | 1, 1, 0
    MLS# 421609195
    Sophisticated and bright. Large, one- bedroom condominium with seamless indoor/outdoor living. This spacious and airy property is perfectly located near Dolores Park, Noe Valley and the Mission. Its A+ location contributes to the atmosphere of this exceptional home. The space...
    SOLD
    Single Family Residence
    $3,075,000 | 3, 2, 2
    MLS# 421609257
    Vintage Victorian reimagined with both modern and elegant sensibilities. This splendid single family home boasts a private garden oasis, gourmet kitchen,primary suite,and two additional bedrooms. Living room,dining room and family room provide lavish entertaining spaces and a timeless yet chic...
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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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