I’ve recently moved to San Francisco from Silicon Valley. I can add living in the City to the growing list of things I never thought I’d do…and love. Growing up in a small town in Northern California, San Francisco was “the City” we’d visit for special shopping trips or after a weekend with my Grandmother in Berkeley. I looked at it as a nice place to visit, but the suburbs were for living in my view. I thought everyone was just drinking the kool-aid saying how amazing it was.
But then…my first night in my new place, I walked out my door into a beautiful evening with the sun bouncing off the clouds and reflecting off the classic painted-lady style SF homes lining the horizon. Just a few blocks away from my house I enjoyed dinner at one of the best Spanish Tapas restaurants I’ve ever been to then browsed a bookstore before ducking into Whole Foods before heading back home. It rocked my world walking everywhere – I was immediately in hooked and realized it wasn’t all just hype. City living is amazing.
While I am not able to walk to the Ferry Building – where Augie and I shot these photos – from home, it is one of my favorite spots in the City, weekend or weekday. Between meetings I love to cross over the visit the shops, grab a quick lunch from Out the Door and inevitability stop at Miette for a few sweet treats.
How do you feel about city vs suburban living? Please feel free to share your favorite spots in the area, SF folks!
Photos by Augie Chang.