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Welcome to The University Of San Francisco
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the nation’s most exciting cities, beside both the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The school is called USF for short, or “Hilltop” for its view overlooking the city. The view on campus isn’t so bad, either; it’s home to such famous buildings as the towering Saint Ignatius Church and the modern Gleeson Library. Although USF is an old Jesuit university, it welcomes all students regardless of belief. Try to spot its mascot, The Don, in the 8,800 students who attend (just ask campus, he’s very mysterious).
Finding an Apartment Near USF
Everybody wants to live in San Francisco, so finding a place won’t be the easiest thing in the world—pick up some apartment hunting strategies from ourapartment guide. You'll see that there are some nice (albeit pricy) condominium apartment units available in our listings, many of them located close to the Golden Gate Bridge and offering spectacular views. There are other properties spread all around the city, however, and the USF campus is a great location from which to branch our and explore. Only about 40% of USF undergraduates live in the dorms, so look around for some classmates who might be willing to split rent. Want the inside scoop on finding roommates? Read up on our college life articles.
Living in SF
San Francisco is blessed with great public transportation, from BART and MUNI trains to buses and classic streetcars. Lucky for you: you’ll need help getting to the myriad of interesting things happening throughout the city, and from USF’s central location, nothing’s too far away. Check out local newspapers like the The Guardian or SF Weekly to keep updated on the latest events. No matter what you’re into—Disney Sing-a-Longs, Gay Pride, handmade ice cream, vintage hipster furniture, authentic Mexican cuisine, micro-brewed beer, professional sports teams—San Francisco has it, and it’s waiting for you.
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What neighborhoods in San Francisco are good for eating out?
San Francisco is chock-full of fabulous eating establishments. Known as "El Corazon de la Misione", the Mission: 24th Street district is a historic, tree-lined neighborhood with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. With their own homemade tortilla chips and salsa and slow-roasted pork, Casa Sanchez is a Mission favorite, serving up scrumptious Mexican classics like burritos and enchiladas. North Beach is commonly referred to as San Francisco's "Little Italy" with a plethora of Italian ristorantes, cafes, and delicatessens. Enjoy the candlelit ambience and mouth-watering dinner souffles of Cafe Jacqueline, located in North Beach. Choose from asparagus, spinach, or lobster, each with a cheese base, and don't forget to order one of their heavenly sugar-dusted souffles for dessert!
where is the best place to live in san francisco, california for a family of 5?
Families live all over San Francisco, though the quieter neighborhoods include Pacific Heights, Noe Valley, the Marina, the Richmond, the Sunset and Cole Valley. Avoid the Tenderloin, the Haight and Western Addition.
What are the safest neighborhoods in San Francisco for families to get an apartment?
There are several nice and secure neighborhoods for families such as the Richmond, the Sunset, Noe Valley, and Pacific Heights. Especially, according to crime rates, outer Richmond and bottom of the Sunset are the safest areas in San Francisco. Both the Sunset and Richmond are on the west side of the city, and border Golden Gate Park
My husband and I are relocating to the Bay Area in Aug. Want to live in a safe neighborhood close to BART because we will only have 1 car. Is the Panhandle viable for safety and decent rents?
The Panhandle is kind of far from the closest BART stations, though you could take a bus to the BART, which would take about 20 minutes. The panhandle is a really safe area to live, it is close to Golden Gate Park, the Upper Haight and the Alamo Sqaure district. There are many eucalyptus trees around there so it smells good, too. That area is getting to the western part of the city and away from BART. Some other safe areas near BART would be Noe Valley, the Castro, and parts of the Mission, such as on Dolores Street.
How is the public transportation system in San Francisco?
Excellent. San Francisco is served by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The mix of buses, MUNI (the subway system), and BART (the commuter rail)--and even trolleys and cable cars--can get you virtually anywhere in the city you need to go. The only catch is that you might need to wait some time if your trip requires a transfer. The easiest way to determine the best route to get from Point A to Point B is by visiting transit.511.org and typing in your starting point and destination.
What's a good neighborhood for families in San Francisco?
Noe Valley is a good neighborhood for families in San Francisco. With quaint shops and restaurants along 24th St, Noe Valley's main drag, there's certainly enough to do when taking a stroll, but there are many quiet residential areas tucked away on side streets. With many other families also living in this neighborhood, its community-centric mentality makes for a solid family atmosphere with plenty of playmates for your children. Located between Twin Peaks and Bernal Heights and not too far from Golden Gate Park, this area is also conducive to playing outdoors with kids. The Noe Valley Farmers' Market is held every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm.
what are the best neighborhoods for a young professional woman working in the financial district to live in
Popular neighborhoods that offer an easy commute to the Financial District, in order of proximity to downtown, are Nob and Russian Hills, North Beach, the Mission, SOMA, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight, Alamo Square and the Marina. All those neighborhoods have bus lines running through them regularly and all have younger renters and active nightlifes. Nob and Russian Hill are a bit quieter and rely on Polk street for commerce, North Beach can be touristy and crowded, but it is easy to walk downtown and there is plenty to do after work, the Mission is a trendy neighborhood with a lively nightlife, SOMA is less of a neighborhood and more of an area with big apartment complexes and Hayes Valley, the Lower Haight and Alamo Square are all a bit west of downtown, but are very popular places to live.
Are there local sporting events in San Francisco?
Yes. In fact, San Francisco is home to several professional and collegiate sports teams. On the professional level, the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL play at Candlestick Park, and MLB's San Francisco Giants play at AT&T Park, which opened in 2000. San Francisco's sports teams of various universities also enjoy a large fan base, including the University of San Francisco Dons, the San Francisco State Gators, and the Academy of Art University Urban Knights. Nearby Oakland is also home to various professional teams, including the Oakland Athletics of the MLB, the Golden State Warriors of the NBA, and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL.
Does San Francisco have a good school system?
San Francisco has quite a good school system relative to the rest of the state, but it is sub par when compared to the rest of the country. Public education is provided by the San Francisco Unified School District. With 118 schools serving over 55,000 students, this district was rated better than 63.4 percent of school districts in California, but only 35.6 percent of school districts in the United States. There are, however, many private schools in the area.
I am trying to help my daughter find an affrdbl apt in S.F. So far its been slim pickings with no luck.She is looking for a 2 bdrm.Can someone give me some tips and point me in the right direction?
Hi! San Francisco can be a frustrating rental market, but check out these 2-bedroom properties we found: http://www.mynewplace.com/search?back=T&q=san+francisco%2C+ca#2. If price is an issue, you can also check our affordable apartment listings for San Francisco here: http://www.mynewplace.com/search?q=San+Francisco%2C+CA#2. Hope some of those work for you, and let us know if you need any help using the site!