San Francisco Overview


san-francisco-smallSan Francisco is one of the biggest metropolises in the nation, but only 7×7 miles of city, lying at the tip of the peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. San Francisco is known for hilly landscape, year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. With approximately 837,442 residents, San Francisco is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most diverse culture with a melting pot of restaurants, museums, beaches, entertainment venues, and shopping scattered throughout its 10 districts. San Francisco has a well-planned transit system makes getting around the city easy with BART, Muni Metro, taxis, and the famous Cable Cars all providing affordable options for residents and visitors.

See San Francisco’s size compared to other major cities and landmarks around the world.

You will enjoy and like living in San Francisco because of a dynamic food scene, shopping at Union Square, fun music festivals at Golden Gate Park, Giants baseball games, and the city’s many famous museums and art galleries. The San Francisco city is tenderly divided into 10 Districts, 36 neighborhoods, each with their own flair.

san_francisco_districtThe most well-known neighborhoods are Golden Gate, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight, Castro/Noe Valley, Chinatown-North Beach, Nob-Russian Hill, Union Square-Financial District, Civic Center/Tenderloin, SoMa, Western Addition, The Avenues (Richmond and Sunset District), Twin Peaks/Merced, Mission/Bernal Heights and Southeast San Francisco. Financial District homes are the priciest per-square-feet, averaging $1,100 per foot. Nob Hill is rated as an area that delivers the “Most House for the Money.” The city’s most exclusive areas range from Sea Cliff (a neighborhood known for Mediterranean style villas perched over the Pacific Ocean) to Presidio Heights (beautiful view homes and historic mansions).