San Francisco Gay Neighborhoods
San Francisco is known around the world as one of the top gay meccas.
The Castro district rose to prominence with the election of Harvey Milk to the city’s Board of Supervisors during the 1970s and his subsequent assassination. The city has the largest percent of LGBT citizens in the U.S. A 2005 survey shows that 15.4 percent of the population identified as a member of the LGBT community. San Francisco has been home to many gay firsts in the United States: the first lesbian-rights group was formed in the city, while Jose Sarria made history as the first openly gay individual to run for a public office.
Because it’s so gay-friendly, there are many LGBT people living throughout the city. However, the Castro District is the city’s oldest and most well-known gay district. There are many shops and restaurants here. Single family homes in the Castro aren’t cheap—they start at a little over $900,000 and can top $2 million. Condos are just as expensive, ranging from $728,000 to $1.385 million.
You might also want to check out Sherwood Forest. This beautiful area is more residential than the Castro. There are very few condos available, but there are many single family homes. Prices range from $879,000 to $1 million dollars.