The singer Frank Sinatra famously left his heart in San Francisco. So, it is no surprise that the City by the Bay inspires people to move there. San Francisco is a city known for its breath-taking views, great weather, famous landmarks, eco-friendly vibe, and famous residents. For those considering a move to the sourdough capital of the world, here are three reasons why.
1. Famous People Live There
San Francisco and its surrounding areas are home to many famous people. The late and great comedic actor Robin Williams lived in San Francisco and Marin for many years. Other well-known people who live in the area include:
Stephen Curry- The Warriors point guard and his family resides in Orinda, located across the bay from San Francisco.
Danny Glover- The famous and prolific actor is a San Francisco native and still lives there.
Michelle Pfeiffer- The actress lives in a community located just south of the city.
Chris Issac- A long time musician, Issac still lives in the same part of San Francisco that he moved into.
Benjamin Bratt- The film and TV actor calls San Francisco home.
2. It’s Considered a Very Green City
San Francisco is a very environmentally conscious city. In fact, it received the Greenest City in North America distinction. San Francisco is the first city with this distinction for the North American Green Cities Index. The city beat out 27 others across the United States. Areas studied included
- CO2 emissions
- Land use
- Air quality
- Environmental governance
San Francisco came out ahead of the American cities of New York City, Seattle, Denver, and Boston. It excelled in waste and ranked well in buildings, transport, and air quality. San Francisco has a comprehensive waste management system with dedicated recycling and composting programs. It’s also a city that does not allow plastic bags and encourages people to bring their own bag while shopping.
3. San Francisco has Great Weather
Most cities have some sort of seasonal pattern with four seasons being the standard. San Francisco does not typically abide by any seasonal pattern. The average temperature is in the mid-60s, and there is sun or fog with some rainy times mixed in during the year.
The temperature does fluctuate throughout the day. Plan to dress in layers. The city is known for being sunny in one area and foggy and cold in another. A good solution for this problem is bringing a jacket along while out on the town. A few different jackets are a small price to pay when others have seasonal wardrobes in other parts of the country.
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s a destination for visitors and a paradise for residents. The city is also a smaller alternative to other major cities. Its relative proximity to Los Angeles makes it an option for celebrities looking to get out of the hustle and bustle. It’s also a place where people can experience a clean and fun way of living making it the perfect city to move to.
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