ABOUT US / CASTRO        

• CASTRO

        CHINA BASIN
     

CHINATOWN

 

 

 

 

CASTRO ... Formerly Spanish ranch land, the Eureka Valley now called the Castro was parceled out in the 1860's and quickly become filled with the bang and clatter of Victorian housing construction. When the Market Street Cable Railway extended to Castro Street around the turn of the century, this strip became the central artery to the neighborhood, and the Castro Theater, built in 1922, its elegant new centerpiece.

To tour the neighborhood, start at the corner of Castro and 18 th Streets and take a look around. The street life may compete for your attention, but as you walk along Castro admire the handiwork of both the city's early craftsmen and its more recent restoration specialists. A riot of color, these Victorians never looked better and there are plenty of diversions in the unique and sometimes outrageous shops you'll pass along the way.

   

CIVIC CENTER

   

COLE VALLEY

   

• COW HOLLOW

   

• THE EXELSIOR

   

• THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT

   

• FOREST HILL

   

• THE HAIGHT

   

• HAYES VALLEY

   

• INGLESIDE

   

• INNER SUNSET

   

LAKE MERCED

   

• LAUREL HEIGHTS

   

THE MARINA

   

• NOE VALLEY

   

• NORTH BEACH

   

• THE MISSION

   

• NOB HILL

   

• PACIFIC HEIGHTS

           

• POTRERO HILL

         

• THE PRESIDIO

         

• THE RICHMOND

       

• RUSSIAN HILL

       

• SOMA (SOUTH OF MARKET)

       

• THE SUNSET

       

• TELEGRAPH HILL

       

• TWIN PEAKS

       

• UNION SQUARE

       

• WESTERN ADDITION

       

• WEST PORTAL STREET /

       

 

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