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