Its rich history as the epicenter of the gay rights movement may have put Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights on the map. But today, the neighborhood is just as beloved for its lively and diverse culture, historically significant homes, and family-friendly community. On the eastern end of the area, the coveted Liberty Hill district is known for its one-of-a-kind Victorian mansions—some of them from the pre-earthquake era. These stately homes boast great views and some even have front yards, a rarity in San Francisco.
Nearby, bustling Castro Street is home to some of the city’s most cherished landmarks, including the Castro Theatre, as well as a myriad of trendy restaurants, bars, clubs, and retail stores. Up the hills, the quieter streets are lined with charming, well-kept homes and several hidden mini-parks including Kite Hill and the Seward Street slides. For those who must commute, the neighborhood is conveniently located close to a MUNI streetcar line that heads downtown, and easy freeway access makes the ride to Silicon Valley a breeze. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso