I Left My Heart in San Francisco
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
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It's still growing on me...

  • Dec 15, 2008
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While I give it a high rating I must say that SF is still growing on me. I have lived in New York (Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island), Georgia (Atlanta) and Ohio (Columbus/Mt. Vernon) and have traveled all over the country for work and yet I am still not fully solid on SF.

The things that I like include public transport and the wide variety of cuisine. I love being able to walk around the city and feel as if nothing is really "too" far from each other...after all its only 7X7. And while the concentration of folks in SF is rather dense at times it still has that very small town feeling because it seems as if everyone is connected by only two people--I like that.

I don't like the parking...I understand its an earthquake city, but we can use some more parking structures. I don't fully buy into the underground train system...lol, in an earthquake city I think there has to be more above ground options. Two hour parking limits on street spaces? Really who can get anything done these days in SF in less than 3 hours? It takes about 30 mins to find a parking space so even getting a dinner meal turns into a longer ordeal than one plans.

Of course then I think to myself in what other city do I really enjoy the weather all the time? In what other city is there so much talent on many levels that it almost seems impossible to walk out of your apartment without running into a highly educated person?

Maybe I am being too critical about the small issue of parking and the transit system... Overall its a great place to live and there are nice people...but cant we really say that about lots of places?

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April 02, 2009
The parking situation in SF can easily overshadow all the wonderful things there. Every time I parked my car I'd read 5 different signs about when I couldn't park there, figure I might be ok and still kiss my car goodbye because Lord only knew if I'd ever see her again. That said, I miss it. Often. Along with @drogoff's suggestion, I'd recommend http://www.lunch.com/data/Ike_s_Place-133440...in_the_world_-3020.html YUM!
 
February 26, 2009
Hi Densil...I am a big fan of SF and this place in particular. If you like Chinese food, check it out. http://www.lunch.com/data/Yank_Sing-1379907-Reviews-A_Dim_Sum_Templ...
 
February 26, 2009
I will be honest. I had fun in San Fran last year with my family, but I didn't love it. I especially hated being harassed at every corner by homeless people and crazy people. I am not exaggerating either. Every corner. Very scary!
 
December 15, 2008
Transit system is a pretty big issue here for me too! Not liking MUNI at all, and BART is actually really expensive!
 
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The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the 14th most populous city in the United States, with a 2007 estimated population of 764,976. Among the most densely populated cities in the country, San Francisco is part of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is home to more than 7.1 million people. The city is located at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean to the west, San Francisco Bay to the east, and the Golden Gate to the north.

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