7.5 out of 10

16th St, Castro District

Ranked 6th best street in Castro District
37.7643884959267 -122.430626243283
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5

"Good shops, good eats, busy city life"

16th Street in the Mission is where you'll find tons of great shops and great places to eat, from Mexican to French. Like any downtown city, it's a little dirty. The people seem relatively friendly, but at night, it doesn't seem to safe. Some shady characters and just some characters walking around. 16th and Mission has a BART station. And of course there is always MUNI.

If you like old time movies, there's the Roxie movie theater. Plenty of restaurants around to grab a bite to eat at. Nothing too fancy, but all down right good.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5

"Busy Drag, Lots of Shops"

This is one of the main streets in San Francisco, and passes through several quintessential neighborhoods. It starts at the Bay, runs through Potrero Hill, the Mission, the Castro, and ends just south of the Corona Heights Playground. For some reasons, 16th Street seems to hit many of the best parts of all of these neighborhoods. Potrero Square Shopping Center is home to many favorites, including Sports Basement and Nubi Frozen Yogurt. The Market Street entrance is just a block from the famous Castro/Market intersection.

Many of the Mission's ethnic restaurants reside on 16th Street, and it even runs through the UCSF campus (what little there is of it). The drawback to having a street that is this populated and this exciting is that it is also, quite often, a very busy street, and 16th Street is no exception. No matter where you visit, I would recommend parking on a side street and walking there.

Great stuff all around!
  • Great shopping
  • Great restaurants
  • Plenty of public transportation
  • Traffic
  • Lack of parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

"A commuter's street"

This street, though doesn't have as much foot traffic as some of the others, has a lot more vehicle traffic. It is near Market, but most likely you would want to drive to it just because this street is deceptively long, and though you may think you are close to the activities, they may be furthere than they appear.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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