Eureka Valley is one of San Francisco’s most vibrant and walkable neighborhoods. Filled with Victorian-era gems, this exciting area sits at the crossroads of Noe Valley, Mission Dolores, and the Valencia corridor and encompasses the Castro District. Its multiple Muni bus routes and proximity to BART make Eureka Valley a convenient location for commuting throughout the Bay Area.
Eureka Valley escaped major damage after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, when much of the city was destroyed by fire. Thousands of earthquake refugees poured into the area and erected gingerbread-clad cottages and flats. Today, those lovingly maintained Victorian-era homes line the neighborhood's beautiful streets.
Nearby Noe Valley is paradise for foodies, with its array of lively bistros, cafes, and the Noe Valley Bakery. Valencia Street, just east of Eureka Valley, is lined with hip restaurants and bright street murals. The Mission District offers funky coffeehouses, bookstores, art galleries, and avant-garde theater.
The Castro District, the heart of gay San Francisco, hosts the annual Castro Street Fair, with live entertainment, DJs, food vendors, community-group stalls, and an artisan alley with dozens of Northern California artists. The historic Castro Theatre, with its mighty Wurlitzer organ, presents an eclectic mix of old movies and plays.
On warm days, locals head for Mission Dolores Park, where they enjoy the sun and stunning views of the city and the East Bay. Families flock to the park for picnics, barbecues, and spontaneous games of soccer.
Homes in the neighborhood include sunny, multifamily flats, single-family homes, and condominiums. Many homes have decks and private gardens. Hillside homes provide lovely views of the East Bay, downtown San Francisco, Twin Peaks, and Corona Heights.