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About San Francisco


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.

Public And Private Schools

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  

San Francisco Sports

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:

  • Professional sports teams include: SF Giants, SF 49ers, Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, Golden Gate Warriors, and San Jose Sharks
  • College sports at University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University

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:

SF Station

SF Gate

City Search - San Francisco 

San Francisco Entertainment

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

Must See San Francisco - Theatre

San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Shopping/Restaurants

Union Square

San Francisco Shopping Center

Fillmore Street

Haight Ashbury

Mission Valencia

Berkeley's 4th Street

Museums

de Young  

Yerba Buena

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Legion of Honor

Exploratorium/Palace of Fine Arts

Outdoor Activities 

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  

Muir Woods

Tilden Park

Golf Courses

The Presidio

San Francisco Marina Yacht Club

Lake Tahoe Area