Mission Dolores

Not quite the Mission, not quite the Castro, Mission Dolores is a bustling, centrally located neighborhood with some iconic San Francisco attractions. The crown jewels of the neighborhood are Dolores Park and Mission Dolores, the oldest Spanish Mission church in San Francisco. Sun worshippers flock to Dolores Park on warm and cool days alike, and the church welcomes worshippers for regular services.

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    Mission Dolores Basilica
    Mission Dolores Park on a Sunny Day
    Helen Diller Playground in Mission Dolores Park
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    Mission Dolores Neighborhood Vibe

    Located between the Mission and the Castro, Mission Dolores offers a blend of both: shops and restaurants are plentiful, and it’s got the great weather of the Mission to draw sun lovers to Dolores Park all year. Grab some ice cream from Bi-Rite, spread your blanket out on the grass in the park, and watch the world go by.

     

    Popular Mission Dolores Home Styles

    Homes for sale in Mission Dolores range from condominiums in smaller converted buildings to grand scale single-family residences. One of the most unusual homes in the neighborhood is a former church that was converted into living space. Originally on the market for $10,000,000 it has been on and off the market for several years before being sold to a private school with roots in the neighborhood.

     

    Getting Around in Mission Dolores

    The J-Church light rail line is one of the main transport options in Mission Dolores, while the #24 and #33 buses haul their fair share of commuters as well. It’s a very walkable neighborhood, not too hilly, and it’s certainly an area where living without a car is very doable.

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    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

    Condominium
    $568,000 | 0, 1, 0
    MLS# 422702196
    Brand new studio home in a fantastic location and ready for move in now! Enjoy the west facing bright home with plenty of room for living, dining and sleeping. Relax, unwind and enjoy all this cozy home offers from its...
    Condominium
    $648,000 | 1, 1, 0
    MLS# 422708849
    Incredible value for brand new construction. Move into your home now and begin living at the Valencia corridor! Relax, unwind and enjoy all this cozy one bedroom offers from its open floor plan that welcomes your personal touch, to the...
    Tenancy In Common
    $745,000 | 2, 1, 0
    MLS# 422708574
    Designer finishes enhance this newly renovated 2-bedroom Mission Dolores Edwardian with lots of original details/trim/wainscoting/hardwood floors left intact, located in the center of it all. Easy commute downtown or to the Peninsula, scores of restaurants, cafes, and shops close by....
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    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

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    Condominium
    $700,000 | 1, 1, 1
    MLS# 422700251
    Private, serene location, this rare gem is nestled in the middle of the city block & faces greenbelt with mature landscaping & redwoods! Desirable Mission Dolores location is in the Heart of SF & only steps to the hustle and...
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    Condominium
    $1,460,000 | 2, 1, 1
    MLS# 422704819
    Welcome home to one of the most beautiful 3-unit buildings in San Francisco! This Edwardian condo has been extensively upgraded, including a $100K investment in soundproofing between units. This light & bright home marries the charm & period details of...
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    5 or More Unit
    $1,900,000 | 0, 0, 2
    MLS# 422699489
    3356-3660 16th Street is a well-maintained apartment property located on one of the best blocks of the Mission Dolores Neighborhood of San Francisco. The unit mix consists of 6 spacious 2 BD/1BA units and 2 independent garage spaces rented to...
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    More About Mission Dolores

    The Mission Dolores neighborhood, named for the earliest Spanish Mission in San Francisco, isn’t quite the Mission and it isn’t quite the Castro. It has its own unique vibe and attitude, and people love it for its central location, the sunny weather, and fantastic people watching.

     

    Mission Dolores is defined by Dolores Park, a large park that occupies a couple of city blocks and is a popular destination. On a sunny day, you’ll find the slopes of the park hills covered with sunbathers while all of the tennis courts will be occupied with active games. Regardless of the weather, though, it is a popular spot with dog walkers, and the playground was renovated and updated a few years ago. Dolores Park is also a great spot to snap a picture of the San Francisco downtown skyline.

     

    Mission Dolores is a very central, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood that’s served by a wealth of public transit options. The neighborhood is also within a short walking distance of numerous restaurants, boutiques, nightclubs, and bars, and these days it seems to be a very popular option for the hipster set. Bi-Rite has both a grocery store and ice cream store along 18th Street, and the line for ice cream often snakes around the corner onto Dolores Street on a warm and sunny day.

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