Civic Center Neighborhood Vibe
It’s oh-so-central and chock full of condos and houses of worship. Cathedral Hill, the west side of the neighborhood, is sandwiched between the cultural heart of the City (the opera house, symphony, museums, the main library, and City Hall) and the densely developed blocks of condos and commercial buildings. Busy, a little gritty in spots, and touristy in others. That’s Civic Center in a nutshell.
Popular Civic Center Home Styles
We can count the single-family homes in this neighborhood on one hand. The rest of the housing stock in the area consists of condos, TICs, and apartment buildings of varying sizes. Ages span the decades from the late 1800s to the present, with high-rise condos sharing the block with 100-year-old unit buildings.
Getting Around in Civic Center
It’s a transit-rich environment, with more bus lines than you can shake a stick at providing service in every direction. Having a garage isn’t a given in this neighborhood, so it’s a good place to live a car-free existence.