San Francisco, California is 49 square miles of business, arts, architecture, nature, nightlife, and culture. It is home to an estimated 825,000 people and is one of the country's busiest cities when it comes to tourism. Named for St. Francis of Assisi, the city has been a busy hub since the 1849 Gold Rush. Today, it’s famous for its progressive culture, fickle microclimates, and diverse neighborhoods. The main business and finance hub of the West Coast, San Francisco has been ranked 2nd in the nation for Quality of Life.\n
San Francisco is one of only a few large cities that isn't criss-crossed by highways. Since driving is largely limited to city streets, 32% of people commute into the city on public transportation. The San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) consists of buses, light rail, subway, and street cars (including the iconic cable cars) and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) connects the city to the East Bay, as well as the San Francisco and Oakland airports. Additionally, 75,000 people choose bicycles for their commute. Many others simply choose their own two feet as San Francisco is WalkScore’s Second Most Walkable city.