Where Does The Castro Start And End? Depends On Who You Ask

Castro border map

What geographic area comprises “the Castro?” As it turns out, that’s subject to opinion.

In recent Hoodline comments, we’ve noticed that some readers have vehement opinions about what is, and is not, part of the Castro. “Can we PLEASE stop referring to Church Street as ‘the Castro,'” one wrote. “The Castro does not go all the way to Church Street,” said another.

Others question what these debated areas should be called. One comment about Lucky 13 made it clear that even declaring a space as “non-Castro” still leaves its label to opinion. “It’s not in the Castro—it’s Duboce Triangle, Church/Market or Lower Haight, depending on your mood.”

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