Sheltered from the fog by the Buena Vista and Twin Peaks neighborhoods to the west, Duboce Triangle is one of the sunnier districts in San Francisco. Trendy restaurants and shopping on Castro, Mission, and Haight streets and served by the Church Street Muni station, the area is a big draw for car-free urbanites.
The neighborhood’s Edwardian and Victorian flats and condos represent the best of their eras. Many homes in Duboce Triangle offer views of Twin Peaks, Buena Vista, and Corona Heights neighborhoods from their sunny, walk-out decks.
In the 1960s, the city renovated the entire district by planting street trees, burying utility wires underground, and widening the narrow sidewalks and streets. Today, with its now-mature trees and rejuvenated homes, Duboce Triangle is distinctly residential and urbane.
In the evening, locals head out for dinner at one of the many nearby bistros and bars. Market Street’s eateries offer burgers, sushi, Indian cuisine, and everything in between. An easy stroll away is the Haight Ashbury neighborhood, once the center of the hippie culture and now home to hip restaurants, high-end vintage clothing stores, and a number of exclusive boutiques. Castro Street, just south of Duboce Triangle, caters towards the GLBT community, with its unique eateries, bars, and bookstores.
At the center of Duboce Triangle sits Duboce Park, a rectangular patch of green space loved by residents and their dogs. Nearby tree-filled Buena Vista Park, another great place to take a dog, has steep paved and dirt paths, winding wooden stairs, and views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.