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Get to know Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights

Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights is where the genuine vibe and experience of San Francisco is found. This is the place that carries the torch of the gay rights movement because it’s where it all began. Known as a quiet neighborhood where families and the LGBT community call home, Eureka Valley is made of micro-neighborhoods including the Castro District, world renown as a symbol of that community as well as its deep activism. The hilly Dolores Heights neighborhood borders the Castro District to the north and is known for its various steep and hilly areas. Much of the beauty here lies in its many streets ending in cul-de-sacs with staircases offering spectacular views. Like the Noe Valley, Dolores Heights is free from fog and enjoys sunny, warm weather because it is blocked by the Twin Peaks.

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Living in San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the most naturally beautiful metropolitan areas in the world. It’s full of hills, thrills, and, for a surprising number of summer days, chills. It’s had a culture — and counterculture — of creativity from the day it was founded, and that has made it a world capital. For decades, almost any tectonic shift in global thinking — from farm-to-table cuisine to disruptive tech — has had its start here. Beauty and vitality and watery borders have made the city a precious place in terms of availability and cost, but that doesn’t stop people from chasing their own cable car dreams. San Francisco is very much a neighborhood-delineated city, and different areas not only have their own distinct cultures and architectures, but also unique geologies and even weather patterns. There are, of course, literal tectonic shifts here, and San Franciscans tend to take the shakes with only slightly worried amusement.