our hearts are in san francisco
whether you're citizens of this great city or coming to visit, i share the best of the city. i invite you to be a local and a tourist!
tony bennett says “he left his heart in san francisco.” i feel as if we got the better deal...our hearts are in san francisco.
we love our city. it’s a growing, exploring love. it’s birthed out of our desire to claim jeremiah 33.9: “and this city shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth who shall hear of all the good I do for them. they shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the prosperity I provide for it.”
we want you to come alongside us and love our city. whether it’s a vacation, a business trip, or you want to uproot and move here.
strong values of our city
- tolerance. people tolerate your views and values which makes most open to hearing your beliefs and how you do life.
- less is more. eliminating waste, caring for the environment, reusing and composting are actions that lead to “less is more” philosophy.
- community. urban farms, adult kickball teams, co-ops, and neighborhood block parties are just a few ways people link up and form communities.
- giving back. people care for the homeless. corporations and start-ups take days off to clean the streets together. a pair of socks for the needy is admission to events.
- diversity. the culture is a melting pot. you see it costco, on the school yard, and street corner. languages fly around as the various species of birds. collectively, the city thrives because of this value.
- local sells. few chain restaurants and bookstores thrive in the city. people rally and support their own who rise up and begin their own thing.
discovered facts about our city
- summer is the coldest
- an sf parking ticket = the price of a night at the hyatt hotel
- rent is expensive, but if you count all the parks, playgrounds, views, and experiences, you factor into the price!
- fisherman’s wharf is for tourists only. you need only go once.
- college football is not the main event on fall saturdays.
- layering is key. never leave without a jacket (and I’d add a scarf for added warmth)
- kids don’t go to school according to where they live, but rather the family lists the top 7 public schools and the choice is assigned through a lottery system. it’s a science and requires a special degree to understand. and we’re a public school family.
- entertainment is provided free of charge on any public transportation.
- food. there is nothing like it here.
- the city finds any reason to celebrate.