San Francisco is a popular international destination renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable cars, and Chinatown.? The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the wealthiest regions in the U.S, partly due to Silicon Valley.
San Francisco is characterized by a high standard of living. The great wealth and opportunity generated by the Internet revolution continues to draw many highly educated and high-income workers and residents to San Francisco. Many of the city’s traditional business and industrial districts have experienced a renaissance driven by the redevelopment of the Embarcadero, . The city’s property values and household income have escalated to among the highest in the nation, allowing the city to support a large restaurant and entertainment infrastructure.
The legacy of the California Gold Rush turned San Francisco into the principal banking and finance center of the West Coast in the early twentieth century. Montgomery Street in the Financial District became known as the “Wall Street of the West”, home to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Wells Fargo corporate headquarters, and the site of the now-defunct Pacific Coast Stock Exchange. Bank of America, a pioneer in making banking services accessible to the middle class, was founded in San Francisco and in the 1960s, built the landmark modern skyscraper in the heart of financial district for its corporate headquarters. Many large financial institutions, multinational banks and venture capital firms are based in or have regional headquarters in the city.
With an ideal climate for outdoor activities, San Francisco has ample resources and opportunities for amateur and participatory sports and recreation. There are more than 320 km of bicycle paths, lanes and bike routes in the city, and the Embarcadero and Marina Green are favored sites for in-line skating. Extensive public tennis facilities are available in Golden Gate Park and Dolores Park, as well as at smaller neighborhood courts throughout the city. Boating, sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing are among the popular activities on San Francisco Bay, and the city maintains a yacht harbor in the Marina District. San Francisco residents have often ranked among the fittest in the U.S.
San Francisco’s climate is characteristic of California?s Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and dry summers. Since it is surrounded on three sides by water, San Francisco’s climate is strongly influenced by the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean which tends to moderate temperature swings and produce a remarkably mild climate with little seasonal temperature variation. The dry period of May to October is mild to warm, with average high temperatures of 17-21?C and lows of 10-13?C. The rainy period of November to April is cool with high temperatures of 13-17?C and lows of 7-10?C.
San Francisco Chronicle
Public Transport System is well developed in San Francisco. Public transit solely within the city of San Francisco is provided predominantly by the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni). The city-owned system operates both a combined light rail/subway system (the Muni Metro) and a bus network that includes trolleybuses, standard diesel motor coaches and diesel hybrid buses. The Metro streetcars run on surface streets in outlying neighborhoods but underground in the downtown area.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is the regional rapid transit system which connects San Francisco with the East Bay through the Tran bay Tube.
With over 30 international financial institutions, six Fortune 500companies, and a large support infrastructure of professional services?including law, public relations, architecture and design?also with significant presence in the city, San Francisco is designated as one of the ten Beta World Cities. The city ranks fifteenth in the world’s list of cities by GDP and eighth in the United States.
Important Universities & B-Schools:
University of California, San Francisco
University of San Francisco
San Francisco State University
City College of San Francisco,
San Francisco Art Institute
Cost of Living:???????
San Francisco had crime rate above than the national average.
$100,000-125,000 per year
35-40% (depending on the bracket)
Visas & Immigration:
USA has difficult immigration laws. It is easy to get an H1-B visa from the big corporations. Within the six years by which time H1-Bs expire, companies need to sponsor green cards for its employees,? a process that takes 2 years or so.
Most Famous Indians in this city:
Ranjan Dey , restaurant entrepreneur
Kamala Harris, District Attorney of San Francisco
Sanjay Rajiv Beach , professional American Football player
San Francisco nightlife is as varied as San Francisco, and each San Francisco neighborhood’s bars, clubs and lounges have distinct vibes. For electronic music clubs, hip hop and chill art lounges, try San Francisco’s SOMA. For bar hopping with hipsters and rockers, Mission district rules. More elegant? bars can be found in the Marina district. Gay-friendly bars and clubs exist all over San Francisco and are not necessarily quarantined in the Castro. San Francisco’s North Beach is open until the wee hours with neon strip joints and cool hideaway bars. www.SanFrancisco.com?? district-by-district guide covers the best San Francisco nightlife.
San Francisco is a minority-majority city, as non-Hispanic whites comprise less than half of the population. Asian Americans make up 33.1% of the population; Chinese Americans and Indian Americans constitute the largest ethnic groups in San Francisco at about a fourth of the population.
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