The Castro in San Francisco. Boystown/Lakeview in Chicago. Greenwich Village in New York City. These neighborhoods have been known as “gay ghettos” for decades. They were the original places where LGBT people could come together and live in an area without fearing for their property or their lives. Today, many young gays and lesbians have heard of these neighborhoods as the original gay villages, and many want to visit or even move to these areas. But those who start seeking real estate in one of these popular gay neighborhoods may be in for some sticker shock.