Urban or suburban
At the geographic center of the city, this area is considered urban because of its density.
Highlights/interesting tid bits
An unofficial area of district 5 is Liberty Hill, located between the Castro and Noe Valley. If you get the chance, make sure you go by 3650 21st St at Christmas time. The owners, Tom and Jerry, decorate to the hilt and it’s quite a spectacle. During the warmer months, make sure to visit Dolores Park, called Dolores Beach by locals. At Easter time, be sure and go to the ‘Hunky Jesus’ contest.
Icon James Hormel of Spam fame and former Ambassador to Luxembourg in the Clinton Administration, used to call Buena Vista his home; ‘Casa Spam’ was famously painted pink.
A wide variety from late 1800’s to modern, most of the housing stock is from the 1910’s to the 1930’s.
Some single-family homes, with a larger concentration of multi-unit apartment buildings. Some of these apartment buildings remain rentals, while others have been converted to condominiums. Most housing is in a rowhouse configuration, which looks attached.