I love you, San Francisco

"There may not be a heaven, but there is a San Francisco." (Dorsey Shaw)

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perfectlyflawedxox asked: Next summer I have the chance to intern in San Francisco, but I was wondering if there are any clubs or anything fun for someone 17 to do on nights and weekends to meet new people? I would be alone there for 2.5 months and would love to meet some people, or have some things planned to do there or something aha. Please respond back if you know of anything x

That’s awesome. Most dance clubs are 18+ or 21+, but there are always music events, comedy clubs/improv shows, museum events, and theatre! SF Weekly is a really useful resource for these things.  =)

Giants baseball games are also great to go to, and you can have some really fun conversations with the people around you.

I hope that helps a little bit!

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loststormydreamer asked: Heyo! What's San Francisco really like? I've lived in Orange County/ Los Angeles my whole life and I do like it here but I've always had a strong love for SF even though I've never visited. But from what I've seen, the environment seems really calming and everyone's all relaxed and chill instead the high paced feel here. Is everyone as nice and relaxed as they seem? Oh! Is it easy to get a job there? I'm applying to colleges there this year and if I get accepted I hope it's not hard to find one

Hey there!

San Franciscans, generally speaking, are friendly and easy-going people. That being said, there are a bunch of different neighborhoods in San Francisco, so you can meet a lot of different kinds of people. And… it is definitely a fast-paced city if you go anywhere downtown. I strongly suggest visiting some time before officially choosing a university.

If you have any kind of retail experience, it shouldn’t be hard to find a job in the city (If you’re not at all picky!). If you’re looking for something specific (i.e. waiting tables in the Financial District, working at Nordstrom, being a receptionist), it’ll be pretty tough.

Best of luck with your applications!

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Someone requested a post about Daly City for old times’ sake. Enjoy.

midcenturymodernfreak:

For 17 years, builder Henry Doelger constructed Daly City’s Westlake district, a community which encompassed 6,500 houses, 3,000 apartments, schools, churches, offices, medical facilities, restaurants, and shopping centers, including one of the earliest malls in America.

The Westlake District put Daly City on the map as one of America’s most inviting suburbs, and one national magazine even named Westlake one of the 10 best suburbs in America. Although he spent half a century in the building business, Henry Doelger considered Westlake his greatest accomplishment, and he and his family resided within the community for many years.

Source: flickr.com/photos/telstar | californiahomedesign.com | dalycityhistory.org

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thrsdayaddms asked: Hi! I might move from NYC to SF and I was wondering where would be an inexpensive place to move? I would be working in SF. Thanks!

Hi!  =)

I found this nifty rent guide, so hopefully you’ll find it helpful: click here.

There are alternatives to living in the city, of course. Berkeley, Oakland, Daly City, and South San Francisco are BART-accessible (which is great for commuting).

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Anonymous asked: Any recommended jobs when living there?

Well… there are tons of stores downtown (or in malls - Westfield/SF Shopping Centre or Stonestown) and restaurants are everywhere in/around the city. (Waiters/waitresses can make a good amount of money off tips, depending on the place.) If you’re a college grad, try finding/contacting a staffing agency in the Bay Area (if online job postings aren’t working for you).

Best of luck!