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San Francisco, CA is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. With its stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, bustling waterfront attractions, diverse neighborhoods and numerous cultural institutions, it is easy to see why the city has become so beloved by many. In addition to its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture, San Francisco is also known for its excellent restaurants and lively nightlife. People come from all over to experience the unique culinary offerings found in SF's diverse foodie enclaves. From cozy neighborhood coffee shops to upscale fine-dining establishments, there's something for everyone in San Francisco. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of music venues and events throughout the year, which make it an ideal destination for anyone looking for a getaway with plenty of entertainment options. The reviews of San Francisco are overwhelmingly positive – people love exploring the city’s iconic sights and delving into all that it has to offer.

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believe the bad things you hear about this place - 10/5/2021
from a single guy's perspective. let's start this review from 2017. I moved here to be near to my sister who also relocated, and also to attend Cal State East Bay in Hayward to get my MBA. I started in Vallejo and man...what a dump. Then I moved to an awful in-law style place in San Leandro. It was a little bit better than Vallejo but still poor. After that I moved to Walnut Creek which was probably my favorite place in the Bay Area, but that's still not saying a whole lot. After that I moved to downtown SF, and that is supposed to be the city I'm reviewing here. This was in 2019 when getting a place in the city was a disaster. There was a housing shortage and crisis happening just before the pandemic started. I literally had to drive through awful bridge traffic every single night for a month straight to look at places and interview with potential room mates. Sometimes I'd have to interview with 4 other roommates for a 5-person flat, all sharing 1 bathroom! Since the pandemic, this Read More

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A Balanced Review After 10 Years - 4/28/2021
I've lived in San Francisco for ten years. I thought I would write a balanced review for people looking to move here.

My family is from places like Boise, Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, and Dallas. I know the attraction of mid-sized cities with suburbs. I've lived in red state cities too. San Francisco isn't that, but that is no reason to hate on it if that's what you like.

There IS an EXODUS of San Franciscans leaving. Or, maybe better a MASSIVE SWITCH? According to a recent study, 700,000 people have left the Bay Area, and 100,000 have left San Francisco. However, thousands of new people are moving in. After the switch, the pandemic exodus has shed the area of 10% or so of its population. This has been the Bay Area model for years. A small percentage make it rich and live here. The rest come here for a time and subsidize old SF's rents and taxes in exchange for amazing career opportunities.

IF you are moving to San Francisco for your career Read More

Balanced Review from 10 Year Resident - 4/16/2021
I've lived in San Francisco for ten years. I thought I would write a balanced review for people looking to move here.

My family is from places like Boise, Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, and Dallas. I know the attraction of mid-sized cities with suburbs. I've lived in red state cities too. San Francisco isn't that, but no reason to hate on it if that's what you like.

There IS an EXODUS of San Franciscans leaving. Or, maybe better a MASSIVE SWITCH? According to a recent study, 700,000 people have left the Bay Area, and 100,000 have left San Francisco. However, thousands of new people are moving in. After the switch, the pandemic exodus has shed the area of 10% or so of its population.

IF you are moving to San Francisco for your career and the famous lifestyle, here is what you need to know:

San Francisco and the Bay Area are economies built around people not staying. Professionals come through for a time. People come here to get Read More

No. - 7/12/2020
I was born and raised in San Francisco and have nothing but fond memories from my childhood there. My family moved from there to Pacifica in 1964.To see San Francisco today is just sad. SF is saddled with crime, filth, rampant drug use and is an incredible failure of permissive, liberal policies. I seldom admit to my roots there. Even though I live within easy driving distance I never go there and view a trip there as only a chore not a joyous thing. Wealthy elitists hold sway in the SF of today and only pay lip service to the plight of the less fortunate. To those unfamiliar with the SF of yesteryear it still will hold some fascination and it is an interesting place to visit. When a place emphasizes it's 'rich history' and bygone glory times as SF does you soon realize it's because its present state is lamentable. Visit, enjoy the diverse foods and traces of its great past then leave and be grateful you don't live Read More

Amazing City - 5/27/2020
There are no words for how amazing San Francisco is. It is a beautiful city indeed. The only problem I have had there is I didn't stay long enough! There are many places to visit and plenty of things to do. It is the heart and soul of Read More

Oh, how far the city has fallen. - 5/19/2020
It's shocking to see how this city has become a rotten, stinking, ruined shell of what it once was. It's now populated by wealthy people who only care about themselves, techie yuppies at google, and desperate, poverty stricken people in the 'loin. That's all there is now. The middle class fled many years ago.

San Francisco's government is the worst I have ever seen, and the level of compassion and competency is nonexistent. For decades the city has had a policy of "containment" in the Tenderloin, a place that now looks like a war zone, but hey, at least you don't see these poor people in the Marina. That's the main thing. Racism and class elitism and prejudice are embedded in the city's government. It's a culture of "I got mine", and if you need help, sorry, go and die on the streets and just don't be visible, because we don't care.

The so called homeless activists like Randy Shaw are as guilty as the mayor and city council. They make huge amounts of money Read More
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Love San Francisco! Maybe it's not for everybody.. - 2/26/2020
I've lived in San Francisco for over 30 years. People exaggerate the problems that exist. It is true there is a homeless problem, as there is in all major cities across the nation. Since San Francisco is wonderfully generous to the downtrodden and has moderate weather, people prefer to be homeless here rather than places like Minneapolis. I wouldn't trade the weather and life style here for the midwest. I can golf all year long and people here have an independent and care free attitude. It is true that silicon valley high earning workers are helping to drive up prices of real estate and its expensive to live here for a variety of reasons. It's also true that not everybody wants to live here, because all cities have problems. But I believe there are many wonderful things to do here and the good outweighs the bad. Of course, it's too expensive. There are many things we need to make better. I don't know why people make their bitter claims about The City (by the bay). I know for Read More

A once beautiful city now ruined - 1/27/2020
A legendary city that has deliberately ruined itself. Over the past fifteen years it has become overrun by homeless and the associated rats and human waste in the streets. The billionaire tech titans walk around them to get into their offices. The cost of housing is the highest in the country, but that doesn't mean people need to live in the streets. They live in the streets because the local politicians actually encourage it! The city provides free needles to use illegal drugs, does not provide mental health services for those who need them, and allows the shiftless and the lazy to deem themselves "street people" and simply live on the sidewalks. Police are instructed not to worry about things like auto break-ins or burglaries because those are "quality of life issues" and only affect people who have jobs, so don't matter. The politicians do everything they can to encourage homelessness and drive out the people who pay taxes and are now unable to use parks or feel safe on public Read More

A beautiful world class city. - 1/10/2020
S.F. is absolutely gorgeous. It has beautiful views, interesting places to go, and some of the best food in the world. I've always suspected that one had to be brain damaged to be right wing and the other reviews are proof. S.F. has a booming economy and put more into the U.S. economy than they take out -- as opposed to the "taker states" more of which are "red". Oh, so THAT'S what she meant by Read More

It used to be a great city. - 10/29/2019
I first moved the city in the late 70's. It was a great place then. Friendly, creative people, relatively peaceful, and of course beautiful. There was a great vibe going on. But now! I've been back to live there maybe a dozen times, and each time it just got more expensive while offering less, and the city I once knew is now totally destroyed by greed. People moan about the liberals, but it's about corruption and ineptitude really. The liberals that are still there, and there's not many, constantly fight among themselves. There is NO consensus between no one, especially on important things like the homeless, crime, traffic, all that. The police have been a disaster with their so called "containment" policy, and folks, they have been doing this for going on half a century! Their policy of cramming all the drug addicts and assorted criminals into the Tenderloin and allowing them to do what they want with impunity is insane. Besides, what sort of message does that send to the rest of Read More
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