It pretty much goes without saying that San Francisco is one of the most desired places to live in America right now. With a booming economy, great weather, a world class food scene, and endless options for getting outdoors and staying active, the Bay Area leaves little to be desired in a city, other than affordable real estate. (Seriously: It's so expensive.) But if you can afford it, the reasons are truly endless why San Francisco will be worth the move. Here are eight good ones to get you started.
1. The Progressive Culture
As the birthplace of gay rights and the ’60’s counterculture movement, San Francisco warmly welcomes differences. It’s a city with a minority-majority population and a global community. Everyone fits in. Its no wonder this forward thinking city was an early investor in the wonderful world of high-tech and continues to be a leader in the industry. But you don’t have to be a tech geek to fit in. SF loves to get weird — whether it’s the Folsom Street Fair, How Weird Street Faire, or the countless Burning Man pre- and post-parties.
2. The Career Opportunities
The good news is San Francisco and its Silicon Valley neighbor have the highest household income in the nation. The bad news is, you’ll need the extra dough to afford housing. The Bay Area is a magnet for young professionals seeking high-paying tech jobs. The well-established and rapidly expanding technology sector draws talent from all over the world. The average worker earns between $88,000 and $112,00, but what’s even more valuable is your new resume swagger. Yes, you pay a pretty to play the tech game, but it’s a gamble with good odds. When thinking of relocation, school systems and cost of living may be important factors, but attractive job prospects ensure the viability of the move.