As one of the smallest neighborhoods in San Francisco, the Duboce Triangle is that quintessential village within the big city. The lush tree-lined streets, cute cafes, artisanal shops and neighborly vibes provide metropolitan luxury while maintaining the cozy feeling of community.
Why you’ll love it
Duboce Triangle is framed by the streets of Market, Duboce, and Castro— creating a triangle where they intersect with one another. Despite the small geographical framework, each of these streets brings a different element to the table, making this neighborhood both familiar and diverse at the same time.
If you’re looking for green space, Duboce Triangle has an abundance of it. From the sprawling lawn of its namesake park, to smaller pocket parks tucked away off the streets, Duboce Triangle contains some of the best picnicking spots in San Francisco. If lounging at a table under leafy canopies is more your style, the neighborhood has plenty of cafes with outdoor seating and street benches, too.
Friendly Community with a Central Location
The Duboce Triangle community is one that has decades worth of history. Established in 1900, Duboce Park was originally intended to be the site for a hospital. It was fortunate that these plans were soon abandoned because the vacant park served as the location of a tent city for earthquake refugees in 1906, and the neighborhood has had an active community ever since.
Tiny but mighty, there is plenty to do in this neighborhood that is almost smack dab in the middle of the city. The Harvey Milk Center for the Arts offers a variety of classes and workshops for both old and young. Locally owned mom-and-pop shops are a window shopper’s dream. And parents of children and furry companions alike have ample space to roam at Duboce Park.
Great Schools Close By
There are a number of excellent schools bordering the Duboce Triangle neighborhood, including the highly recommended McKinley Elementary School. The Mission Dolores Academy is also a nearby. The neighborhood offers schooling for tiny tots, as well, with the Friends of St. Francis Childcare located in the heart of the neighborhood.
Duboce Triangle is extremely well-connected to the rest of the city. All of the MUNI train lines have stops in Duboce Triangle, including the F Market downtown train line. Several buses pass by the neighborhood, as well.
Biking and walking are also convenient in this neighborhood. The Castro, Upper and Lower Haight, Hayes Valley, and Mission Dolores are all within a ten minute walk (or less) away.
Cuisine and Nightlife
Within and around Duboce Triangle is cuisine that will suit everyone’s taste buds. Amasia has some of the best sushi in the city and can be found tucked away in a corner garden on Noe and Henry streets. Cafe Flore at the corner of Noe and Market has a diverse menu and delicious cocktails, plus a patio for sunny days. At L’ardoise Bistro you can dine on decadent French cuisine and seafood, such as tiger prawn ravioli and duck confit.
Just want drinks? Hipster bars, dive bars, and upscale cocktail bars are all within reach. Duboce Triangle is a quiet neighborhood, but vibrant nightlife is just around the corner. Catch a flick at the Castro Theater, take a stroll to the Mission for some live music and dancing, or bar hop along nearby Haight St. All without even needing to take a cab!
Duboce Triangle Real Estate
This San Francisco real estate hot spot is in high demand! Whether you’re a home buyer or home seller, work with an experienced San Francisco real estate agent to get a deal everyone is happy about. Looking to buy or sell a home in Duboce Triangle? Reach out! The SFhotlist team and Keller Williams San Francisco would love to help.