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Moving to San Francisco

  1. San Francisco Has So Much To Offer
  2. The Weather Can Be Quite Strange In San Francisco
  3. Best Restaurants San Francisco Has to Offer
  4. It's Hard to Find a Neighborhood With One Specific Theme 
  5. Daily Temperate Changes Are Frequent
  6. Bag Free Since 2013
  7. Your Car Will Become A Thing Of the Past
  8. Economy: San Francisco Has Tons of Attractions
  9. Shake, Rattle, and Roll
  10. Parks Aren't Just For the Ground Anymore
  11. How To Move To San Francisco?
  12. Moving Authority Can Help Make Your Move A Reality 


1. San Francisco Has So Much To Offer

San Francisco is one of the crown jewel cities on the west coast. People find the peninsula to have a rather charming appeal with its never-ending hills that seem to be impossibly steep, and its wide variety of attractions. It is an absolutely beautiful place to visit, but there are some things you should know before moving to San Francisco.

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2. The Weather Can Be Quite Strange In San Francisco

It is lovely to live in a region so close to the ocean because you don't have to deal with the sweltering California heat. Temperatures never get too far above 60 degrees, which can be lovely if you’re moving from Alaska, or share any genes with a polar bear, or maybe if you just hate sweating. It may be difficult to differentiate the season when you’re in the city, which could be a good or a bad thing.

3. Best Restaurants San Francisco Has to Offer

The food in San Francisco represents a convergence of multiple cultures that call the various districts of San Francisco their home. Besides cultural food, San Francisco is also full of farm fresh California produce. The chefs in the hole in the wall restaurants that do the city take their own creative twists on the products readily available to them.

4. It's Hard to Find A Neighborhood With One Specific Theme

Every neighborhood you will come across will embody its own special character. And, if it wasn't already mentioned, there are a lot of famous San Francisco neighborhoods. Culture may play a large role in what you can find in each neighborhood. Or it may not have any influence at all.

Regardless, you should still familiarize yourself with San Francisco neighborhood descriptions with a San Francisco neighborhood boundaries map. This way you will avoid any bad areas but you will still be able to explore the city. Taking a tour on a bus or a Segway is also another great way to get to know the city better. 

5. Daily Temperate Changes Are Frequent

If you don't already wear layers when leaving the house, now would be a good time to start. Even if you stay in the same area all day, the temperature will fluctuate. The season doesn't matter, how hot it was the day before doesn't matter. But who doesn't like surprises? It is also very foggy, especially on the western side of the peninsula.

6. Bag Free Since 2013

The San Francisco city council wrote into law a 10-cent charge per bag back in 2013. If you don’t want to pay extra at the register, as well as contribute to global warming, you better stock up on the reusable if you are moving to San Francisco. If you like being cost effective then visit our page about getting free moving boxes, it helps the environment and your wallet.  

7. Your Car Will Become A Thing Of the Past

A large portion of San Franciscan’s prefer to use ride services such as Uber and Lyft. However, if you don’t feel like splurging for a private ride, you can take some of the extensive public transportation services. Things such as the famous cable cars, as well as hybrid-electric buses will take you where you need to go for cheap. If you are relocating from another state get a free quote to transport your car to California.
 

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8. Economy: San Francisco Has Tons of Attractions

San Francisco happens to be the largest technology headquarters in the United States, and maybe even the world. Whether you want to pursue a career in technology, or you just have an intense passion for it, this is the place to be. Technology has officially taken over the city, not that this is a bad thing, but what it means for long-term local residents isn't the best. However, SF's economy is also heavily based on its tourism and entertainment. There is always something going on all the time whether it's downtown, on the Pier, at the park, or at the beach etc., there's something to keep you busy and out of bed.


There are also lots of ways you can familiarize yourself with the city through tours and such. During certain seasons you will notice the difference between summer and winter. There is also the San Francisco Zoo (which is conveniently a few blocks away from the beach!) and if you are a local of SF and have proof each first Wednesday of the month is free! And last but of course, not least, San Francisco is home to the famous Giants park and team. 

9. Shake, Rattle, and Roll

If you are moving to San Francisco, remember that it sits on six different fault lines, and little earthquakes happen more often than not. It’s smart to have an earthquake kit ready in case you have to evacuate, Just a thought.

10. Parks Aren't Just For the Ground Anymore

Since there isn't a ton of empty real estate ready to develop an outdoor area on, public parks have moved up. Private property owners reserve portions of their building’s rooftop for the public. Parks are a plenty here! There is Golden Gate park, which of course is famous and massive, but there are also other parks and places to go besides there. There's Stern Grove, another park which is beautiful as well. You may also visit the museums within the parks as well as take tours!

11. How To Move To San Francisco?

San Francisco is certainly a city unlike any other. So, if you are ready to immerse yourself in some deep-rooted culture, you should consider moving to San Francisco sooner rather than later. You should also consider the time of year you would like to move there. Usually, summer is a rather difficult time to move because of the colleges SF has to offer (all the college kids are moving in!).

12. Moving Authority Can Help Make Your Move A Reality 

However, if you hop on Moving Authority, we can help you out by making sure you have a comprehensive list of the best long distance moving companies that will suit your needs and make this move successful. San Francisco is such an exciting city to live in, and I wouldn't even hesitate to move. Don't take the fun out of moving to such a fun city because of stress, let us help you out. However, you will want to make sure your finances are in order because it isn’t cheap to move in general, but it is more expensive to move across country as you can imagine. So make sure you save and go cheap on you long distance move!


Moving Authority is constantly striving to deliver the customer with the best service possible. By giving a list of moving companies San Francisco, we are making it easier than ever to find the mover that you are looking for. If you want to move to San Francisco, then please allow us to help. If you are asking the question "Should I move to San Francisco?", just consider the benefits of using Moving Authority. We have made it our promise to offer you with the best customer service possible. San Francisco moving companies have chosen to put their trust in us, so you should too!

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