Duboce Triangle is a relaxed, yet lively neighborhood located in the center of San Francisco. Nestled between the Castro/Eureka Valley, the Mission District, and the Lower Haight, the area gets more sun than other parts of the city, and is home to some of the prettiest Victorian and Edwardian homes around. At the heart of the neighborhood is its namesake Duboce Park, a grassy recreational area that’s popular with families and dog owners. Several smaller “pocket” parks provide additional public green spaces, while the residential blocks themselves have a lush, suburban feel with their elaborate landscapes, relatively flat and wide sidewalks, and out-of-sight underground utility wires. 

When residents are in search of shopping, dining, and nightlife, they head to the busy commercial district centering around Market and 17th Streets, which is overflowing with restaurants and bars, specialty shops, and even a Whole Foods supermarket. Nearby Castro and Church Streets provide additional eateries and mom-and-pop retail establishments. Commuters benefit from the N-Judah MUNI Metro streetcar that runs along Duboce Avenue, along with several local bus routes, while cyclists enjoy the safety and ease of the “Wiggle,” a flat, one-mile bike path that runs from Market Street to Golden Gate Park. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso

Cyclists benefit from the Wiggle, a one-mile, flat bicycle route that runs through the neighborhood.

Cyclists benefit from the Wiggle, a one-mile, flat bicycle route that runs through the neighborhood.

Duboce Park features a children’s playground, dog park, basketball courts, and a dog-free public lawn. The park is also San Francisco’s official weather observation site.

Duboce Park features a children’s playground, dog park, basketball courts, and a dog-free public lawn. The park is also San Francisco’s official weather observation site.

Buena Vista Park is the oldest park in San Francisco and known for its breathtaking views. 

Buena Vista Park is the oldest park in San Francisco and known for its breathtaking views. 

A Whole Foods supermarket offers healthy, organic groceries and a dine-in area.

A Whole Foods supermarket offers healthy, organic groceries and a dine-in area.

Brewcade - the arcade place with vintage video-games machines in the neon-decked space.  

Brewcade - the arcade place with vintage video-games machines in the neon-decked space.  

Castro Street is a lively, culturally diverse commercial district offering everything from acclaimed restaurants and bars to neighborhood coffee shops.

Castro Street is a lively, culturally diverse commercial district offering everything from acclaimed restaurants and bars to neighborhood coffee shops.

Church Street, which borders the neighborhood on the east, is home to some cozy restaurants and bars, and a handful of artsy retail shops.

Church Street, which borders the neighborhood on the east, is home to some cozy restaurants and bars, and a handful of artsy retail shops.

The commercial district centered around Market and 17th Streets is overflowing with great bars, restaurants and mom-and-pop shops.

The commercial district centered around Market and 17th Streets is overflowing with great bars, restaurants and mom-and-pop shops.

L’Ardoise on Noe Street is an intimate French bistro with an excellent wine list.  

L’Ardoise on Noe Street is an intimate French bistro with an excellent wine list.