1. You can control San Francisco's higher costs by downsizing possessions. Leave some behind in storage to see if you can live without them or ship later.
2. San Francisco has crime issues that come with population density. Its property crime rates are "161% higher than the national average and 147% higher than the California average".
Frequently delivery movers must deal with two or more groups that coordinate with each other. One group distracts the movers, while a second or third work at stealing items. This is why extra and experienced manpower is important during the delivery move in.
3. When moving to California, you'll need to apply for a drivers license within 10 days of moving in, as well as have your vehicle pass air quality tests.
4. The increase in population density brings constant change, construction, and temporary obstacles. It's steep roads with hairpin turns present added obstacles to accessing your new home. Knowledgeable, experienced movers are key to safely and quickly deliver possessions.
5. California has had an assortment of issues regarding the supply of utilities, most specifically power. The news relating to PG&E, over the last year, brings into focus several concerns... including ones that impact your move in. It is a good idea to pay extra attention to your options regarding utilities at your new home.
6. San Francisco some of the worst traffic in the country and shares in air quality and smog issues that make for unpredictable delivery schedules. Be aware and be flexible.