Welcome to San Francisco
World-famous city with an endless array of attractions
San Francisco is a vibrant city of iconic landmarks and spectacular views. This lively city is a major hub of tech, culture, science, and finance and boasts a world-class culinary scene with 34 Michelin-starred restaurants and countless other eateries serving authentic food from every corner of the globe.
San Francisco real estate is available in many distinctive neighborhoods with a huge variety of housing options. Along the shores of the shimmering San Francisco Bay, the Marina District features striking high-rise residential towers close to designer shopping, fine dining, and energetic nightlife. Other neighborhoods such as Russian Hill feature grand homes atop dramatically rising hills with panoramic views over the city and Bay. San Francisco is perhaps best known for its colorful rowhouses, which can be found in abundance in neighborhoods such as the Richmond District. The Richmond District’s eclectic architecture takes in everything from cozy cottages to palatial Edwardian manors. For more living options, check out nearby Berkeley real estate
or vintage homes in Walnut Creek
What to Love
- World-class shopping and dining
- Many distinctive neighborhoods
- Iconic landmarks and attractions
- Sprawling parks with Golden Gate Bridge views
People & Lifestyle
San Francisco is one of the United States’ most exciting cities. This city has a rich history and an influential contemporary culture. SF offers an incredible array of cultural attractions, trendy shopping and dining, major sports teams, expansive parks, and abundant employment opportunities. The city is known for its hilly topography and steep staircases, which lead to sweeping views of the SF skyline and the Bay.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Stylish Fillmore Street is lined with trendy boutiques and outstanding restaurants. Atelier Crenn
has been awarded three Michelin stars for chef Dominique Crenn’s artfully presented modern French cuisine. Along the Bayfront, Fisherman’s Wharf
features a variety of historic seafood shacks serving delicious crab and clam chowder in signature sourdough bread bowls.
The Embarcadero is another waterfront highlight offering Bay views and upscale dining. The iconic 19th-century Ferry Building at the Embarcadero houses many gourmet food purveyors and specialty stores at the Ferry Building Marketplace
. A few blocks inland from the Embarcadero, three Michelin-starred Quince
in the Jackson Square neighborhood serves an unforgettable menu of farm-to-table Californian cuisine. Nearby Coi
’s minimalist coastal plates have earned this sophisticated eatery two Michelin stars.
The dynamic SoMa district is characterized by gleaming new high-rise towers, diverse cultural and culinary destinations, and exciting nightlife. Three Michelin-starred benu
is a fine-dining standout here with a 16-course tasting menu of inventive Asian-influenced dishes. SoMa’s luxurious French-American eatery Saison
is a recipient of two Michelin stars.
The hip Mission District surrounding the original 1770s Mission San Francisco de Asis church features scores of authentic Mexican street food spots. Two Michelin-starred Californios
elevates classic Mexican dishes by pairing them with a fine selection of small-batch wines. Lazy Bear
is another two Michelin-starred dining hotspot in the Mission District with nightly tasting menus and a refined dinner party atmosphere.
The SF dining scene is also famed for its popular brunch spots. Plow
in Potrero Hill and French bistro Zazie
in Cole Valley are two of the best places to enjoy this SF phenomenon.
Things to Do
The Golden Gate Bridge
is an instantly recognizable symbol of San Francisco. The bridge spans the SF Bay, connecting the sprawling green space of The Presidio
to the communities of Marin County. Visitors are able to ascend the Golden Gate Bridge’s 746-foot tall towers to take in sweeping views across the Bay. The Presidio offers stunning views of the bridge and a huge variety of recreational amenities. Crissy Field
at the Presidio features Bayfront beaches and scenic trails for walking and biking. Golden Gate Park is another beautifully landscaped greenspace extending over more than 1,000 acres. Golden Gate Park hosts many events throughout the year, including October’s hugely popular three-day Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
To the northeast of the Richmond District, hiking trails ascend to Lands End Lookout
. Located along the rocky shoreline at the point the SF Bay meets the Pacific Ocean, Lands End’s stunning views take in historic shipwrecks and the Golden Gate Bridge.
On the waterfront in the SoMa neighborhood, stunning Oracle Park
is home to Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants. The Mission District’s state-of-the-art Chase Center
hosts home games for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors plus concerts from some of the biggest names in music.
San Francisco is served by the San Francisco Unified School District.
- San Francisco State University, Public, Higher Education
- University of California, San Francisco, Public, Higher Education
- University of San Francisco, Private, Jesuit, Higher Education
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