Moving to San Francisco, CA – live green!

Golden Gate Bridge by Salim Virji (CC BY-SA 2.0)

It seems that everyone leaves their hearts in San Francisco. Since home is where the heart is, why not consider moving to San Francisco? San Francisco is one of the largest cities in the country and is known especially for its quirky, classy, and green cultures. Being the gem of the Bay Area in Northern California, San Francisco has many great qualities. One of the greatest is the city’s commitment to being green. You could even say that the Golden Gate Bridge is red on the outside but green on the inside (just like NorthStar Moving®!). Moving to San Francisco means moving towards being eco-friendly:


It’s so easy to move around in San Francisco! With BART, cable cars, the MUNI Metro, and the MUNI bus system, moving to San Francisco will mean that you can give up your car! These public transportation lines are some of the most convenient in the nation. San Francisco is also home to many bicyclists and pedestrians. Caltrain and Amtrak are great alternatives to having a car for when you want to get out of the city. Moving to San Francisco will definitely help you reduce your carbon footprint.

Public transport in San Francisco
Waiting for the MUNI: photo by Noodles and Beef

Even when moving to San Francisco, you can be green on your journey! As soon as you step off an airplane at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you are in one of the most sustainable airports in the country. SFO is a hub for public transportation, has ample bike parking, and has a great recycling program.


Moving to San Francisco means your taste buds will be happy! San Francisco  is one of the world’s greatest culinary cities. Sometimes it seems like there are more restaurants in San Francisco than people! Organic, locally-grown, fair trade, vegetarian, vegan, you name it, San Francisco has got it! With multiple-day, multiple-location farmers’ markets, moving to San Francisco will get you eating healthy, locally-grown food in no time!

Farmers' Market in San Francisco
Farmers’ Market: photo by empracht

Parks and Architecture

When you get sick of all the hustle and bustle of the thriving city, you can relax in one of San Francisco’s many great parks. Moving to San Francisco gets you close to some of great green spaces like the Presidio, Fort Mason, and Golden Gate Park. Each park is unique to its neighborhood and moving to San Francisco will let you explore each park’s personality. The Presidio is full of giant eucalyptus trees and great hiking trails. Golden Gate Park boasts of a big duck pond, great clearings for sports games or music festivals, a Japanese tea garden, and much more.

Moving to San Francisco means being closer to the Japanese Tea Garden!
Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park: photo by http2007

In Golden Gate Park, you will find the world-renowned de Young museum of fine art and the Academy of Sciences. The Academy of Sciences is the world’s largest LEED Platinum certified public building. Its uses solar energy, was constructed using recycled materials, and its warming and cooling system is centered around a green roof. Hopefully, moving to San Francisco will inspire you to incorporate green design into your own home!

Academy of Sciences in San Francisco
The Green Living Roof of the Academy of Sciences: photo by LianaAn

So, does moving to San Francisco sound amazing to you? Before you know it, you will be a baseball fan and have season tickets to AT&T park! Goooo GIANTS! Or, maybe you will be a spending your days off at the amazing de Young museum or hitting up the local music scene.

Moving to San Francisco means nice neighborhoods!
View from top of de Young museum tower: photo by Corrie Jacobs

There are so many things to do in San Francisco! Go explore and let us know what you think about moving to San Francisco in the comments section. We’d love to hear your thoughts!