The Castro’s history speaks for itself and remains home to one of San Francisco’s most vibrant and cohesive communities. The main commercial streets are saturated with bustling people, stylized shops, energetic bars, and down-to-earth restaurants selling good food at affordable prices. Off the main strips and away from the action, the residential streets are pretty and quiet. Castro’s handsome, large-scale Victorians have been lovingly and artfully restored. With shopping, restaurants, bars, cafes, a historic theater, friendly neighbors, and sunshine there is much to love about the Castro.