The Castro (aka Eureka Valley)

SF District 5

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The Castro Character


Traditionally an Irish neighborhood, the gays moved here in large numbers starting in the 1970s & 1980s turning the leafy neighborhood into the gayborhood. Many of the quiet wood-floored Victorians have been turned into ones worthy of catalogs; throw in some nightlife and a constant stream of new transplants all lend to create one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in San Francisco to purchase a home in. Architecturally, there’s a good amount of variation: from carved-up Victorians that were turned into full-floor condos with some being upgraded while others still have that split-bathroom, double-parlor, oak-floor vintage feel.


The Castro Amenities


The epicenter of the neighborhood is 18th Street and Castro and/or Market and Castro Street with countless rainbow flags, bars, restaurants and the Castro Theater. It’s always a show here. Chances are that you may get parking but it may be a small and tight space, have a steep driveway or is actually a leased spot elsewhere.


What Else You Need To Know About The Castro


An increasing number of houses for sale have been restored, preserved and stunningly remodeled if not enlarged. You will find a fixer every now and then, and when there’s one around people will fall over themselves to get it. Browse properties for sale in The Castro below to find your dream home in this eclectic San Francisco neighborhood.


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