9 New Year's Resolutions San Francisco Residents Should Make, Because the City Is So Much More Than Just High Rent Prices
Fog, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Coit Tower, and the Full House house(s): These are some of the iconic sights an outsider may first think of when they think about San Francisco. As someone who has lived in the area all my life, I know that there are so many more cool things about San Francisco aside from landmarks, weird weather, and pretty Victorian houses from one of our favorite childhood shows. All of the neighborhoods are characters that contribute to the City by the Bay's overall charm. Even as a native of this weird and beautiful city, I always feel like I have something new to explore, and it never gets boring.
Apparently, native San Franciscans who stay in San Francisco proper are now hard to come by. People from all over the world want to live here, and who can blame them? Particularly, SF's booming tech industry (and its close proximity to Silicon Valley) gives engineers and entrepreneurs incredible opportunities to start up their own company or app, or join an already-existing giant like Twitter or Uber. At least 30,000 people have moved into San Francisco since 2010 — and counting.
You live in one of the best cities in the world, so enjoy it! Whether SF has been your home since birth, for a few years, or a few weeks, take it upon yourself to do these things in 2015, and get the most out of city living.