The Castro is San Francisco’s LGBT mecca – a vibrant, community-oriented enclave bustling with shoppers, tourists, and residents enjoying its landmarks, shops, and nightlife.

Beautifully restored Victorians are abundant in the Castro’s quiet, safe residential pockets; nearby Buena Vista Park, Twin Peaks, and Mt. Sutro offer oases of green close to the Castro’s colorful, walkable streets. The Castro Theatre’s iconic neon marquee lights the main drag at night, lording over stylish shops, neighborhood haunts like Harvey’s or the Lookout, and classic restaurants like the casual, refined California cuisine at Frances.

San Franciscans take tremendous pride in the Castro’s rich mix of historic impact and modern vitality. It remains a true classic, welcoming residents and visitors alike with open arms.

Buildings in Castro

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The Castro encompasses an area from Market Street to 19th Street, with the business district of Castro Street as its main artery. Its proximity to Market Street offers abundant public transportation access. The neighborhood extends out towards Church and Eureka streets, bordering Corona Heights, the Mission, Noe Valley, Twin Peaks, and Haight-Ashbury, as well as Duboce Triangle and Dolores Heights.

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