February 16, 2023
I still love San Francisco after living here for 3-plus decades and why you should consider putting down roots in this incredible city too. - Scott Conway Realtor
It's easy to lose track of why San Francisco is such a remarkable place to live.
I have heard countless stories of people leaving the City and regretting it later. People move out of the area only to realize too late just how special San Francisco and the Bay Area really are. From the incredible social relationships to the random oft-inspiring interactions with the architecture and ecology! All while enjoying what I call ‘free air-conditioning’ weather. From easy access to local nightlife and fabulous bustling cafes such as the Pinhole Coffee Shop on Cortland or the Historic Cafe Trieste in North Beach. Regardless of the neighborhood, residents enjoy access to remarkable local galleries, established institutions like the Ballet or the SF Symphony, culturally-rich art museums, ecologically diverse parks, and eclectic bars and famous music venues. The list continues with phenomenal bakeries, restaurants, and farmer’s markets. You name it; we have pretty much everything you could ask for.
Incidentally, San Francisco is home to the Alemany Farmer’s market which is recognized as the oldest continuously running market in the contiguous US. Speak to any of the vendors and you’ll find that most, if not all, families have been selling their fruit and veggies there for decades. My stepfather included. He used to sell peaches at Alemany in the 1940’s.
One of my favorite things about living in San Francisco is urban hiking: Take a walk. I promise you’ll find points of interest. The city has 48 named hills and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. There are seemingly endless trails and parks within the city limits, as well as nearby national parks and mountains that offer stunning views of the Bay Area and the Pacific Ocean. Popular urban hiking destinations in San Francisco include Lands End with views of Marin and crashing Pacific Ocean waves at Sutro baths.
The Presidio is home to one of California’s best golf courses and a world-class museum. Golden Gate Park has an ecology like nowhere else in the world. Originally a bed of sand dunes, Golden Gate is now home to mature-growth trees, sweeping scenic views, historic landmarks, and natural beauty like nowhere else.
Top five reasons I still love living in San Francisco:
It's important to keep in mind that buying a home is a significant financial decision and you should carefully consider your personal circumstances, budget, and long-term goals before making such a huge decision. But after 30-plus years here putting down roots in this incredible city was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
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