San Francisco is one of the most exciting cities to visit. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz to Coit Tower, there are endless activities to do here. And BusinessWeek agrees. This famous city took the #1 spot in BusinessWeek’s 2012 Best Cities Ranking, beating out San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York. And to top it all off, when ranking education, SF received the HIGHEST score!
The City by the Bay, the 2012 winner (2013 isn’t over yet), provides residents with the best blend of entertainment, education, safety, clear air, and a prosperous economic base. As the heart of the Bay Area, San Francisco draws on the prosperity of Silicon Valley and possesses its own diverse history. This is well represented at cultural centers such as the de Young Museum and the War Memorial Opera House. Residents care fiercely about their cafés and causes; night life flourishes in the Mission and the Castro. Those interested in IT can find major tech companies both in Silicon Valley and SoMa.
Pro sports teams: 2
Park acres per 1,000 residents: 7 (with Golden Gate Park as a jewel in SF’s crown)
Percent of residents with graduate degree: 16