Why Live in San Francisco
A popular tourist destination, San Francisco is known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman’s Wharf, and its Chinatown district. San Francisco is also the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as Levi Strauss & Co., Gap Inc., Salesforce.com, Dropbox, Reddit, Square, Inc., Dolby, Airbnb, Weebly, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Yelp, Pinterest, Twitter, Uber, Lyft, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation, Craigslist and Weather Underground.
San Francisco has several nicknames, including «The City by the Bay», «Golden Gate City», «Frisco», «SF», «San Fran», «Fog City», and as well as older ones like «The City that Knows How», «Baghdad by the Bay», «The Paris of the West», or simply «The City». As of 2017, San Francisco is ranked high on world liveability rankings.