Eureka Valley is primarily a quiet residential neighborhood, but is also one of the most visited sub-neighborhoods in The Castro. The neighborhood known as Eureka Heights refers to the hill streets above Eureka Valley to the west bounded by Market Street to the north, West Douglas Street to the east, and 22nd Street to the south. Kite Hill park falls within the boundary of the Eureka Heights neighborhood and has beautiful views of San Francisco. It's also the geographic center of the city.
Eureka Valley is an affluent neighborhood popular with family and the LGBT community. The rainbow flag signifying LGBT pride can be seen displayed throughout the area. Although it was initially a working-class Irish neighborhood, a combination of factory jobs loss and the migration of gays into The Castro radically changed the neighborhood in the 1960s. In 1977 this district elected the first openly gay politician to public office (San Francisco Board of Supervisors).