Awards and Recognitions
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Mission, Vision & Values
The fourteenth-largest city in the US, San Francisco is noted for its rich cultural heritage. Its Japantown and Chinatown are among the largest and oldest in the United Sates. The Richmond district hosts thriving Russian, Irish and Asian communities, while North Beach honors the city's Italian history. The South Asian and Vietnamese communities continue to grow. In the predominantly Latino Mission District, you'll find many Spanish-language bookstores, business and cultural institutions. The city's cultural diversity, bohemian history, thriving arts scene and booming technology sector guarantee that the city offers something for every resident.
San Francisco has one of the nation's highest median incomes. Blessed by gorgeous views, dramatic hills and eclectic architecture, San Francisco is acknowledged as one of the world's most beautiful cities.
San Francisco is served by the San Francisco Unified School District, which includes the renowned Lowell High School and the School of Arts, as well as a number of innovative charter schools. The city also offers many parochial and private schools, including Saint Ignatius High School, Urban High School, University High School, Montessori and Waldorf School.
The Bay Area is also home to a number of world-class universities, including UCSF, UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco and Stanford University.
You can learn more at: www.greatschools.net/city/San_Francisco/CA
Whether you're a devoted athlete, weekend warrior, or spectator, you'll have no trouble finding a sporting event with the Bay Area's wide range of sports-related options:
Dignity Health and its Bay Area hospitals: Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center, Sequoia Hospital and Dominican Hospital are the official health care providers for the San Francisco Giants Baseball Team.
Learn more about Bay Area sports or buy tickets:
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San Francisco offers first-rate shopping, museums, art galleries, live entertainment, great restaurants and much more for all ages to enjoy. San Francisco's Symphony, Opera and Ballet companies are world renown.
Learn more about area entertainment or buy tickets
San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco Shopping Center
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Legion of Honor
Exploratorium/Palace of Fine Arts
The San Francisco Bay Area offers an abundance of activities and resources for sports enthusiasts, children and famillies. The temperate climate allows residents to get outside all year long, and there's always a lot to do. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and breathtaking views, San Francisco provides residents with hundreds of opportunities to explore the outdoors. Some of our most popular local activities include running, sailing, surfing, mountainbiking, golfing, tennis, hiking, hang-gliding, wind-surfing, skiing (within three hour's drive) and camping.
There are tons of adventures to enjoy within the Bay Area. We're within driving distance of the beach or mountains, where you can ski, surf and sightsee.
Here are some links to web sites that describe all kinds of outdoor activities:
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco Marina Yacht Club
Lake Tahoe Area