Known as “The City by the Bay”, San Francisco is the cultural, commercial and financial center of Northern California. It was incorporated on April 15, 1850 and is the only consolidated city-county in California.
The city of around 850,000 residents is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With such iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Fisherman’s Warf, Golden Gate Park and The Presidio, San Francisco welcomes tens of millions of visitors each and every year.
San Francisco is one of the country’s tech hotbeds with the headquarters of such notable global companies as Salesforce, Airbnb, Twitter, Uber and Craigslist. In addition to technology, San Francisco is a financial powerhouse with five major banking institutions calling San Francisco home.
San Francisco also has very eclectic mix of architecture in both the commercial and residential sections of the city. Some of the more prominent styles include the signature Victorian, such as the “Painted Ladies” near Alamo Square coupled with a splash of modern architecture, like the expanded Museum of Modern Art.