The “City by the Bay” is known around the world as the commercial, financial and cultural center of the Northern California region. The city covers over 45 square miles and sits on the Pacific Ocean. ‘Frisco’ is also considered a consolidated city-county and is the fifth most densely populated county in the country, only falling behind the various boroughs of New York City. San Francisco is a beautiful place to visit and live. Here are a few of the reasons to consider moving there.
1) Thriving Housing Market
The Bay Area housing market has been considered “red hot” for quite some time. In other words, things happen quickly! Home closings occur with lightning speed, and Wallet Hub named San Francisco the Best Place to be a Real Estate Agent for 2018.
2) School Systems
The area has a lot of public, private, and charter schools to offer families. There are enough options to find something for every type of child with every type of learning style. In fact, the city has 114 public schools, 75 of which are elementary schools. There is also a public Montessori School and schools that offer total immersion language programs for English-speakers who want to learn another language.
3) The Climate
The Bay Area boasts gorgeous weather all year round. The summer’s average high is only around 73 degrees. Cool ocean breezes coming in off the bay and sunshine make the climate a temperate one. Yes, there’s rainfall—roughly 4 inches is the average in months like November, December and January—but most residents would agree that that’s certainly better than snow!
4) Higher Education
The city is home to a number of higher education institutions. The Art Institute of California is in the city limits. One can also find DeVry University and The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, a private campus with an emphasis on video game creation, along with clothing and interior design. City College of San Francisco is one of the largest community colleges in the U.S. And who can forget about the presence of University of California Berkeley, located on the city’s east side?
5) Rich History
In the 1960’s, Singer Scott McKenzie immortalized the migration of the nation’s Flower Children to Frisco’s Haight-Ashbury District. The city became a vibrant destination for the Hippie Movement, and Golden Gate Park was often the scene for many now-famous photographs featuring 1960’s gatherings. Today, visitors can still find drum circles in Golden Gate Park. The Haight is still bustling with people, many with physical appearances that are alternative to mainstream fashion. Tourists can also find tattoo shops, clothing stores, and organic restaurants.