The Castro (aka Eureka Valley)
Eureka Valley and Dolores Heights neighborhoods also includes the world-renowned Castro district, known as the epicenter of the gay rights movement. The community is also home to young families with several good schools in the increasingly diverse neighborhood. On the eastern end, coveted Liberty Hill offers tremendous views and one-of-a-kind residences. Located centrally with downtown access via Muni streetcar and freeway access just off of Market Street, the commuities are graced with a wide variety of architectural styles and property types -- including many pre-Quake Victorians. Bustling Castro Street is home to some of the city's most beloved landmarks, including Harvey Milk's store front museum and the historic Castro Theatre, as well as great restaurants and shops. The neighborhood spills over into the adjacent historic Mission Dolores and the popular Mission district. Locals love to take advantage of many parks like wonderfully sunny Dolores Park with its tennis courts as well as Kite Hill, and the Seward Street slides.