Congratulations on your move to the Bay Area! It is truly a wonderful place.
There are so many great parts to the city of San Francisco and the surrounding cities and townships. If you are moving into the city of San Francisco then you have several areas to choose from and very few have reputations for their crime level. A few areas that come to mind to avoid, but are changing very quickly, are The Tenderloin, Western Addition, Mid-Market, and the Inner Mission as you get into the higher street numbers (20th to Cesar Chavez).
Here is a link to one of my favorite sites that will help you get an understanding of our various neighborhoods: http://www.sanfranciscodays.com
Best of luck to you!
Here are some useful websites :
There are many options in SF and recommendations would depend on a number of factors-too many to innumerate here.
If you'd like additional information feel free to contact me.
Most of the areas in the city are safe.For reference you can check the following map from Trulia for Crime and Safety in San Francisco.
On the following websites , you can find demographics for the city as well.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
In San Francisco, the majority of the Irish community is in Sunset District. In San Mateo County, the majority is in the city of Burlingame. The Irish Immigration and Pastoral Center can be a big help, ask for Celine or Natasha http://www.sfiipc.org. Celine often puts out announcements for those looking for housing. The Bay Area Irish Community is well known for helping each other out.
You can access this website to find rentals: http://www.phyllisfindshomes.com. You can also access school scores on this site.
Please be aware you should never have to pay a fee to find a rental. When you arrive, call me directly, I cam help.
Phyllis McArthur (650) 315-8904