Welcome to Eureka Valley
Eureka Valley is a large and primarily residential San Francisco neighborhood that encompasses several well-known sub-neighborhoods, including the Castro, Duboce Triangle, Liberty Hill, and Mission Dolores. Eureka Valley is bounded by Duboce Avenue to the north, Sanchez Street to the east, 22nd Street to the south, and Twin Peaks to the west. Adjacent neighborhoods include Mission District in the east and Noe Valley in the south.
Eureka Valley’s real estate includes some of San Francisco’s most desirable historic homes. Liberty Hill is particularly noted for its concentration of mid-19th Century properties. From the Italianate and Queen Anne Victorians of Liberty Hill’s historic district to the pretty Victorian and Edwardian rowhomes of Duboce Triangle, this is a diverse area with a wealth of attractive places to call home. There are also newer condominium complexes dotted among Eureka Valley’s beautiful historic architecture.
A center point of the Gay Rights Movement and San Francisco’s vibrant LGBT scene since the 1960s, the Castro District is one of the city’s most distinctive and dynamic neighborhoods, home to many popular bars and nightlife spots. The district is also rich in history, as the GLBT Museum is the first of its kind in the United States and only the second museum worldwide to explore gay, bisexual, and transgender history. There are also other murals and plaques throughout the district commemorating various figures and flashpoints in the fight for gay rights, including an LGBT Walk of Fame.
While Eureka Valley includes some of the city’s liveliest streets, most of the area is comprised of quiet, tree-lined residential streets. The area is very popular among young families looking for a calm spot within the city that is still within easy reach of San Francisco’s eclectic and endlessly exhilarating culture and nightlife.
There are several green spaces within Eureka Valley—Corona Heights Park in the northwest offers hiking trails and stunning scenic vistas over the city skyline, Mission Dolores Park in the southeast is a lively open space that’s perfect for picnicking, and Seward Mini Park in the southwest has a children’s play area and a community garden.