San Francisco

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the fourth most populous city in California and the 13th most populous city in the United States, with a 2010 estimated population of 805,235. The only consolidated city-county in California; it encompasses a land area of 46.7 square miles on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of 17,243 people per square mile. San Francisco is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of more than 7.4 million people.

Today, San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Chinatown. The city is also a principal banking and finance center, and the home to more than 30 international financial institutions, helping to make San Francisco eighteenth place in the world’s top producing cities, ninth in the United States, and fifteenth place in the top twenty Global Financial Centers.

Each district and neighborhood has its own feel and sense of community.  The city has great food, parks, shopping, culture and ambiance.  In recent years, the IT boom from nearby Silicon Valley has created a high standard of living, attracting white collar workers from around the world. There is something for everyone in the city by the bay; the Opera, the Symphony, the Ballet, the Museum of Modern Art, the 49ers and the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants!


The City of San Francisco’s Home Page

Important Numbers

Police: 911 (Emergency)     (415) 553-0123 (Non-Emergency)

Fire: 911 (Emergency)    (415) 558-3200 (Non-Emergency)


San Francisco Planning Department: (415) 558-6378

San Francisco City Hall: (415) 701-2311

Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services: (415) 554-7111

Assessor/Recorder: (415) 554-5516