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Eureka Valley & Dolores Heights

Eureka Valley and Dolores Heights comprise one of the most diverse and exciting areas in San Francisco.

 

Welcome to Eureka Valley / Dolores Heights

Diverse neighborhoods with a variety of attractions.
 
Eureka Valley and Dolores Heights comprise one of the most diverse and exciting areas in San Francisco. The hilly terrain offers views across the city and out to the Bay. There are many quiet cul-de-sacs and residential sections, while the Castro is one of SF’s most vibrant districts day and night. Eureka Valley and Dolores Heights have an urban feel with great transportation links. There are a plethora of fun local shops plus great dining and nightlife. This is a true live/play/work district with plenty to keep you occupied whatever your interests may be. Enjoy festivals, sports facilities, and picnics at Dolores Park, take a stroll through walkable Noe Valley, or head to Market Street for some of the city’s most exciting nightlife. The area also has diverse housing options, including some of SF’s most coveted real estate in prestigious Liberty Hill. Hilltop homes are particularly sought after for their amazing views.
 

What to Love

  • Diverse and inclusive atmosphere
  • Exciting urban appeal
  • The Castro for shopping and nightlife
  • Mission Dolores Park

People & Lifestyle

Eureka Valley and Dolores Heights offer access to all that makes San Francisco one of the world’s most captivating cities. The Castro is the long-time heart of the city’s LGBTQ+ community. Residents of these communities include an eclectic mix of single urban professionals, young families, and long-time residents who have spent most of their lives here. Whether you’re looking for a quiet family neighborhood, outdoor parks and green space, or exciting bars and nightlife, you’ll find it somewhere within this dynamic corner of SF.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The lively Castro District offers many options for dining, drinks, and entertainment. Head to Kitchen Story to sample Asian-influenced Californian cuisine. The fusion of flavors here is worth experiencing at any time of day, and Kitchen Story is a popular choice for enjoying a signature SF brunch.
 
The beautifully designed Castro Theater opened in the 1920s and features a luxurious old-world interior with one of the world’s few remaining leatherette ceilings. This historic movie palace screens a unique program of new releases, cult classics, double and triple features, and musical sing-alongs. A diverse array of film festivals hold screenings at The Castro Theater. There are also pre-screening organ concerts, drag acts, and other live performances.
 
Other highlights in this dynamic district include boutique shops such as the Sui Generis designer consignment store and the locally-made pieces at Local Take. The Castro’s nightlife venues include iconic gay bar Twin Peaks Tavern, live entertainment at Midnight Sun, and clubs such as San Francisco Badlands and The Café for partying long into the night.
 

Things to Do

Mission Dolores Park is one of San Francisco’s most popular public parks. Spanning 16 acres, Dolores Park is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic and people watch against a spectacular city backdrop. Festivals take place at the park throughout the year, and it also offers amenities such as a dog play area, athletic field, children’s playground, and courts for basketball and tennis.
 
Corona Heights Park is almost as large as Dolores Park at 15 acres. Sometimes known as Rock Hill for its distinctive rocky outcropping, Corona Heights Park also has tennis courts, a playground, and an off-leash dog area. The Beaver Street Wall in Corona Heights Park’s northeast corner is open to the public for rock climbing. Other amenities here include Randall Museum, a hands-on science and art museum with interactive exhibits, live animals, and exploration zones for young children.
 

Schools

Public schools within Pacific Heights are operated by the San Francisco Unified School District. Highlights include:
 
  • Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila, Public, K-5
  • Grattan Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • New Traditions Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • John Muir Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • Ida B. Wells High School, Public, 9-12



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