Dolores Heights

Awe-inspiring views of the city.

Welcome to Dolores Heights

Centrally located oasis near San Francisco’s best conveniences and amenities

Situated in a vibrant parkside location, Dolores Heights is known for its incredible views and exceptional convenience. Largely residential, this centrally located neighborhood is also home to a fabulous selection of restaurants and stores. It is close to many other highly desirable communities, including Noe Valley and The Castro. In fact, Castro Street runs through Dolores Heights, giving locals direct access to one of the most bustling and energetic areas in all of San Francisco.
Being almost fully residential, Dolores Heights offers residents an unmatched sense of calm and peace. Single-family homes have attractive exteriors and spacious and updated interiors. Steep grades provide awe-inspiring views of the city. Overall, this community provides a charming, family-friendly place to call home. 

What to Love

 • Central location
 • Stunning views of the area
Mission Dolores Park
Fantastic public schools
Castro Street dining and entertainment

Local Lifestyle

Life in Dolores Heights delivers the best of both tranquil residential living and big-city conveniences. No matter where you choose to relocate within the neighborhood, you’re almost certain to be surrounded by less-traveled roads, beautifully maintained parks, and an almost suburban vibe. Want to enjoy the most exceptional establishments San Francisco has to offer? Simply travel north or south on Castro Street to reach The Castro or Noe Valley in minutes.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Marvelous restaurants and shops can be found all throughout Dolores Heights. Venturing in almost any direction, you’re guaranteed to discover top-tier establishments.
New to the area? Your best strategy is to drive or walk along Castro Street. Be sure to try the food and beverage items at Anchor Oyster Bar (a community favorite since 1977), Philz Coffee, 440 Castro, Wasabi Bistro, Project Juice, and The Sausage Factory. Also, pop into local stores such as Swirl On Castro, Buffalo Whole Food & Grain, and ZGO Perfumery.
There are plenty of other places you should visit in Dolores Heights, as well. For restaurants, dine at Delfina, Plain Jane, Neighbor’s Corner, Mama Ji’s, Diamond Cafe, The Little Chihuahua, Vive la Tarte, Le Marais Bakery, and Tartine Bakery. Run your weekly errands at nearby Whole Foods Market, Bi-Rite Market, and Mollie Stone’s Markets.

Things to Do

Prefer staying close to home on your days off? In Dolores Heights, you’ll have no trouble doing exactly that. Situated between Church Street and Dolores Street (between 18th Street and 20th Street) is Mission Dolores Park. This incredibly popular community destination offers a number of exceptional features, including plentiful green space, a playground, tennis courts, a basketball court, and more.
Close to Dolores Heights, there are several other notable parks to visit. Minutes away from home, you can spend the morning or afternoon at Seward Mini Park (which features a community garden and slides), Kite Hill, and Mission Park. Driving up Castro Street, you can quickly access both Corona Heights Park and Buena Vista Park.


Dolores Heights is home to many outstanding academic facilities. A few of the most notable scholastic facilities include:

 • Clarendon Alternative Elementary, Kindergarten through 5th grade
 • Asawa (Ruth) SF Sch of the Arts A Public School, 9th grade through 12th grade
 • Miraloma Elementary, Kindergarten through 5th grade
 • Mission Preparatory School, Kindergarten through 8th grade

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Work With Chris

Chris J. Meza is proud to team up with Sotheby's International Realty as a sales associate. Chris participated in the recent sale of the Sutter Health Library and has been actively investing in Bay Area properties.