Those who seek culture, cool temperatures and cable cars need look no further than San Francisco. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay and praised for its unparalleled beauty, Fog City an integral component of Silicon Valley is known for innovation and progressive, liberal thinking.
The median value of homes for sale in San Francisco currently falls at almost $1,195,000. San Francisco homes for sale include properties in neighborhoods like Corona Heights, Buena Vista Park, Haight-Ashbury and Twin Peaks.
There’s so much to do in San Fran that you pretty much have to move there just to see it all. Once you’re done taking in the must-see, quintessentially San Francisco attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Victorian architecture, Lombard Street, Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf, take a deeper dive into the city’s rich history by visiting Chinatown and exploring Haight-Ashbury, home to the cultural phenomenon that was the “Summer of Love.” Don’t forget to take in museums like The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Exploratorium and the Asian Art Museum.
Enjoy the outdoors? You can take your pick of festivals and street fairs (Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick’s Day are especially festive). Stroll through the Golden Gate Park, an urban outdoor space that is 20 percent larger than New York’s Central Park, and take in the beauty of Yerba Buena Gardens. To truly commune with nature, consider a bike ride through wine country, a sail on the bay or an afternoon spent in one of the area’s beautifully maintained parks.
The food scene in San Francisco is unparalleled. In addition to the city’s proximity to wine country, microbreweries pepper the town, and farm-to-table cuisine is but a restaurant away. Here, artisanal cheese making has become a firmly rooted tradition.
Of course, San Francisco is home to some of the country’s most beloved sports teams. You have your pick of organizations, from the 49ers (football) and Giants (baseball) to the Golden State Warriors (basketball).