Nestled in-between the Castro and Inner Mission Districts, Mission Dolores is one of San Francisco’s hottest neighborhoods, offering a trendy, casually cool vibe.

The Neighborhood

Once primarily a Latino enclave, the neighborhood changed with the rise of the dot-com companies in the 1990s. Industrial warehouses were converted into open-air workspaces, drawing young professionals who desired to live close to work. The oldest building in San Francisco, Mission Dolores, founded in 1776, still stands at 16th Street and Dolores Street.

What To Expect

Homes in Mission Dolores range from centuries-old Victorians that withstood the 1906 earthquake to converted condos, with exposed brick walls and two-story-high living rooms. Even though there’s a lot happening in the neighborhood, side streets offer pockets of quiet.


The center of the Mission Dolores neighborhood is Dolores Park, which residents call San Francisco’s public backyard. The popular hillside spot spans two blocks and offers a plethora of outdoor activities, including basketball, a handful of tennis courts and a soccer field. On sunny weekends, hundreds of people flock to the park to enjoy the sun, listen to live music, barbeque with friends, walk their dogs and play a myriad of lawn games.

The Market

A few new condos have been rising alongside buildings dating from the Gold Rush and Victorian eras. Relatively little housing has been built in recent years, as many residents continue fighting against development over fears of gentrification.

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The Vibe

Art & Culture

With a short walk to major cultural venues, such as the San Francisco Ballet, Opera, and Symphony, as well as the robust nightlife of the Inner Mission, the neighborhood provides residents with numerous cultural opportunities any night of the week.

Food & Nightlife

Neighborhood shops and great dining options keep both shoppers and foodies happy. You will find large Latinx, hipster, foodie, and artist populations—and correspondingly some of the best taquerias, bars, fine dining options, and galleries in the city. Locals love the Bi-Rite Creamery, which draws lines with its organic ice cream, Tartine Bakery & Cafe, with its award winning breads and pastries and 5 star Italian Delfina.