Welcome to San Francisco!
Welcome to San Francisco, home of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge! Enjoy visiting Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz, the winding Lombard street, the beach, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
San Francisco BayThe Golden Gate Bridge
Visit the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see destination. The Golden Gate Bridge got its name from the Golden Gate Strait, connecting the Pacific Ocean with San Francisco Bay. As the city's most popular tourist attraction, the bridge's striking orange arches pierce the sky and leave you in awe. Visit the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point to get the best view, and then walk around Golden Gate National Recreation Area, bayside trails, Kirby Cove, and Black Sands Beach.
- 747 Feet Tall
- 1.7 Miles Long
- 840 Million Pounds
- Constructed in 1937
- 746 Feet Above the Water
- Each Cable: 27,572 Wires
Getting Around San Francisco
Bike or Scooter Rental
TIP: Download the MuniMobile® ticketing app to buy Muni Transit tickets. Download Clipper® to make it easy to get around the Bay Area by bus, rail, ferry, and train.
Family Friendly Fisherman's Wharf
Food, Fun, and Sights
The whole family will enjoy Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco! You can visit the Aquarium of the Bay to see 20,000 local sea creatures, including Sevengill Sharks and Bat Rays. Stop by Pier 39 for shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and incredible views of the bay and sea lions. Hop on a cruise to learn more about the area, see San Francisco's spectacular waterfront, pass under the Golden Gate Bridge and even see Alcatraz. You can even rent a bike or enjoy a bike tour around Fisherman's Wharf. Don't forget to stop at Ghirardelli Square for some delectable chocolate.
- Pier 39
- Sea Lion Center
- Hyde Street Pier
- Ghirardelli Square
- Musee Mechanique
- Aquarium of the Bay
- Cartoon Art Museum
- San Francisco Bay Cruises
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in San Francisco, let's make it happen!
Explore all that the San Francisco real estate market has to offer including houses with beautiful architecture like the iconic row houses. You can buy a single-family home, condo, townhouse, or high-rise apartment. Whether you want to live in the middle of the city or along the water, San Francisco offers a great way of life!
- Get prequalified for a mortgage
- We'll find you a real estate agent
- Meet with the agent
- Buy a home in San Francisco!
Fun For The Whole FamilySports Scene in San Francisco
More Sports Than You Can Imagine!
Enjoy watching various sports in San Francisco, including hockey, baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. Pro teams compete year-round at Oracle Park, Oracle Arena, and Levi's® Stadium, among others.
Experience the crowd's roar and the thrill of live sports as you watch the San Francisco Giants MLB team, Golden State Warriors NBA team, and San Francisco 49ers NFL team. San Francisco sports are sure to keep you entertained!
Live Music Thriving Music & Concert Scene
Embrace the variety of live music in San Francisco
The city of San Francisco offers a variety of music genres to suit any music lover: jazz, rock-n-roll, and a beat-dropping DJ are just the beginning.
Enjoy a live concert, the symphony, music festival, musical theater performances, and more.
Many famous musicians are from San Francisco, including Huey Lewis, Third Eye Blind, Carlos Santana, Journey, and Counting Crows. So whether you wish to attend a music concert, hang out in a dance club, or sit back with a bourbon at a jazz club, San Francisco's music scene has it all!
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around San Francisco
There are so many activities and sites to see in San Francisco:
- Pier 39
- Cable Car Ride
- Mission District
- Asian Art Museum
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Museum of Modern Art
- California Academy of Sciences
The average price of homes is approximately $1,300,000 (Nov. 2022)
San Francisco offers a variety of home-buying options, including living near the ocean! As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo. The iconic row houses (pictured) are very popular in San Francisco.
As one of the most expensive cities in California, consider living in affordable suburbs of San Francisco, like Vallejo, San Pablo, or Concord.
- Cost of living (without rent): $1,404,54+/month
- Average home price: $1.35 million
- Residential property tax: 1.1797%+
San Francisco is nicknamed "The Golden City" (among others)
San Francisco's nickname "The Golden City" is one of many. Other nicknames include "The City" and "City by the Bay." Calling the city "San Fran" is frowned upon.
San Francisco temperatures are favorable, in the high 60s to 70s F from May through September. During the winter months, daytime temperatures are at least in the mid 50s F.
- Elevation: 52 Feet
- Land area: 46.87 mi2
- Approx. population: 3.3 Million (2022)
- Median resident age: 38.3 years old
$93,842 is the average income in San Francisco (but higher-paying jobs abound!)
San Francisco is ranked in the top 10 best cities in the U.S. Common jobs in the area include internships, sales associates, administrative assistants, and volunteers. The most in-demand jobs in San Francisco include software engineers, account executives, and senior engineers. Here are some of the most common jobs:
- Registered Nurses
- Software Developers
- Operations Managers
Moving to San Francisco, California
Would you like to live in San Francisco?
San Francisco Offers Big City Living Along the Ocean
If you would like to live in San Francisco, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: manufacturing, apparel and textile products, food processing, and shipbuilding. Life sciences and biotech, IT and software industry, social and digital media industries also employ many professionals in the area.
If you're interested in moving to San Francisco, you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods, and you can even live along the ocean. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses
- Row Houses