On the Pacific Coast of Northern California, San Francisco is a magnificent metropolis of steep hills surrounded on three sides by water. Certainly the financial and cultural leader of Northern California as well as a popular tourist destination, this city offers a quality of life among the highest in the U.S.
Property values in San Francisco are among the highest in the US, due partly to the influx of information technology professionals, working locally and in the nearby Silicon Valley. San Francisco is the most densely populated large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the most densely populated major city in the United States, after New York City.
The Historic center in the northern section of the city, marked by Market Street and the waterfront contains the Financial District, home to Fortune 500 corporations and Montgomery Street ( the so-called ‘Wallstreet of the West’) and is an ideal location for a luxury office or apartment. Also in this area is Union Square with its impressive collection of upscale boutiques , museums and galleries, not to mention famous attractions such as the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Warf, the Chinatown district and the classic red cable cars that wind through the city.
The Forest Hill neighborhood offers an exclusive, serene and stunningly green residential neighborhood where many prestigious properties can be found. Pacific Heights, another affluent district, features beautiful prestigious mansions built by business elites after the great 1906 earthquake as well as numerous luxury boutiques. The Haight-Ashbury district, legendary home of the 1960s counter culture, has retained its unique bohemian charm and features numerous brightly colored Victorian townhouses characteristic to San Francisco.
The San Francisco International Airport has the largest international terminal in North America. With a favorable climate of mild winters and cool summers, a truly unique culture and exquisite nightlife, it is easy to understand why San Francisco is often called ‘everyone’s favorite city’.