Tips When Moving to San Francisco
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. California has had power utility and wildfire issues. They can have impacts for your move. Consider your home insurance and power connection options.
5. 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.
Relocating to San Francisco
Almost 1 million people live in the 50 or so sq miles that make up San Francisco. The constantly incoming population, into that small area, drives growth as well as problems.
The realities of living in San Francisco include:
• Cost of living aside there are those who move away or move back due to the stresses that come with living in San Francisco. Not for everyone but perfect for some.
• It is a city of culture, options and beauty that doesn't require a car to get around.
• Unique to San Francisco is the dense fog that occurs when the cold ocean air meets warm air from inland. A day or two of fog is offset by the mild year round climate with dry summers, moist winters but overall little humidity or annual precipitation.
• The San Andreas fault line, as well as five other nearby fault lines are part of life in San Francisco. The memories of the 1906 disaster that levelled the city and small 2 magnitude or less quakes are part of San Francisco citizens concerns
• San Francisco is home to top universities and schools that feed Silicon Valley tech firms. Their students and the LGBTQ communities are significant parts of San Francisco.