Welcome to Eureka/Mission Dolores
Gorgeous central location with sweeping views, quiet residential areas, and outstanding dining establishments
Situated in one of San Francisco’s more desirable locales, the Eureka Valley and Mission Dolores neighborhoods are a fantastic place to call home. This area includes a number of convenient features, including public schools within walking distance, an outstanding restaurant scene, tranquil parks, playgrounds, and a dog park.
Eureka Valley/Mission Dolores also encompasses one of San Francisco’s most popular spots — The Castro. This sub-neighborhood is a trendy destination brimming with wonderful dining establishments, bars, entertainment, and nightlife. It also features several community favorites, including the Corona Heights Community Garden, Corona Heights Park (with tennis courts and a playground), and Duboce Park.
When looking to buy in either Eureka Valley or Mission Dolores, you can expect to spend near the median sale price of $2.16 million. Homes here are a favorite among families, as they are spacious, near top schools, and close to playgrounds and parks.
What to Love
- Central location
- The Castro
- Beautiful and peaceful residential areas
- Excellent restaurants
People & Lifestyle
Feeling at home in Eureka Valley/Mission Dolores is effortless. Neighborhoods are relatively quiet, and top conveniences and amenities are located within walking distance. Many parts of these two communities feature sweeping views, as well as scenic outdoor spaces.
This area is especially suitable for families, as it encompasses several top-rated schools, playgrounds, and parks. It is also an ideal place for those who want to live near plentiful shopping, amazing restaurants, and excellent nightlife.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Eureka Valley and Mission Dolores are brimming with easy to access dining and shopping establishments. Stroll along Valencia Street, Market Street, and Castro Street to find many resident favorites.
In Eureka Valley, The Castro is the place to find the area’s best stores and restaurants. Directly on Castro Street, you can stop into Cafe Mystique, which features outstanding Mediterranean cuisine, or Tanglad, a highly-rated Vietnamese restaurant. Castro Coffee Company is perfect for a pick-me-up. You can also check out Noe Grocery, Mollie Stone’s Markets, Upper Terrace Market, and Courtney’s Produce.
Around Mission Dolores, there are even more exciting places to explore as a new local. On Valencia Street, you can experience a diverse selection of flavors at neighborhood restaurants — including Limón, Indochine Vegan, CREAM, Mau, Hawker Fare, Flour + Water Pizzeria, Stonemill Matcha, Etcetera Wine Bar, Souvla, and Cafe Ethiopia. Throughout this community, immerse yourself in the eclectic boutique shopping scene at stores such as LE POINT, Nooworks, Stuff, and No Shop.
Things to Do
Residents of all ages are delighted by how much there is to do and see around Eureka Valley and Mission Dolores.
For a bit of indoor fun and exploration, browse the fascinating exhibits found at the Randall Museum. This unique science museum is home to interactive exhibits (including the Toddler Tree House), classes and summer camps, and Café Josephine. Another popular area museum is the GLBT Historical Society Museum, which, according to its website, is “the first stand-alone museum of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history and culture in the United States.”
Want to spend your free time outside? Across both neighborhoods, there are plenty of beautiful spaces to enjoy a leisurely morning or afternoon. In Eureka Valley, make plans to visit Corona Heights Park, the Corona Heights Tennis Courts, Peixotto Playground, Kite Hill, and The Neighborhood Garden. In Mission Dolores, have hours of fun at Mission Dolores Park, Helen Diller Playground, and Mission Playground.
Eureka Valley/Mission Dolores is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: