Halley - San Francisco is fabulous just like New York with trendy shopping, local designers and fabulous restaurants! The difference is you can reach anywhere in the city within 30 minutes tops! There are nail salons, cafes, cleaners, coffee shops on most blocks - very convenient. Our public transportation is great. The beauty of San Francisco is that within one hour drive, we have all types of microclimates that can lend itself to many outdoor activities even in the winter! If you would like to learn more about the different 'neighborhoods' of San Francisco, visit my website at http://www.sfGOLDENproperties.com
and click on Community. I'm at transplant from Michigan seven years ago and LOVE IT HERE!