Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Vibe
In a triangle formed by Castro, Market, and Duboce streets, Duboce Triangle is a pedestrian-friendly enclave with a picturesque park for the kids and the dogs, and plenty of activities for the adults on Castro. It’s an easy place to live car-free, with plenty of transit options, two grocery stores within walking distance, and a huge variety of restaurants just a stone’s throw away.
Popular Duboce Triangle Home Styles
No high-rises here; Victorian and Edwardian abodes abound, with a mix of single-family homes, condominiums in buildings converted from units, and some tenancies-in-common (TICs).
Getting Around in Duboce Triangle
Duboce Triangle is one of the most transit-rich environments in San Francisco, with the N-Judah running along Duboce Street on the north side and multiple other light-rail lines nearby on Market Street. It’s also very pedestrian-friendly (not too hilly).
Duboce Triangle, geographically speaking, is a rather small area. In addition to having an enclosed kid-friendly playground, Duboce Park is popular with dog owners from across the city. If it’s daylight out, you can pretty much count on seeing at least one dog at the park. The Harvey Milk Recreation Center is also situated along the west side of the park.
Noe Street begins in Duboce Triangle, and thanks to an urban renovation project from the 1970s, it is now filled with mature trees and sidewalk planters that provide a welcome splash of green to the area. The entire district has a very human scale and is pedestrian friendly, making it a good choice if you don’t plan on having a car.
Homes in Duboce Triangle range from small tenancies-in-common in multi-unit buildings to grand-scale Victorian and Edwardian single-family homes, but they rarely sit on the market for long thanks to the neighborhood reputation for good weather and its transit-friendly location.
The N-Judah Muni streetcar and Church Street underground stations are both within a short walk of the district, providing convenient transit options for commuters to downtown and on to the East Bay.
Market Street, which defines the south side of the neighborhood, provides plenty of colorful and unique options for dining, shopping, and clubbing with many shops serving the large GLBT population in the area. In addition to plenty of locally owned boutiques, there are numerous national chain stores within a short walk of the area, including the Market Street Safeway and a Whole Foods Market at Church & Dolores.