City Living: San Francisco, CA

City Living: San Francisco, CA

As the spirited city surrounding the picturesque Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco attracts crowds of all ages and interests — all year round. As for its locals, these tech-savvy residents put a new spin on California living. With a different scene and style in every neighborhood, there’s a space for everybody to call home, even those not involved with Google, Apple and Facebook.

There’s no shortage of fun in this pretty city, and many Greystar residents find themselves spending sunny days on the grass of Dolores Park. Featuring 16 acres of lush lawns, tennis courts, basketball courts, a doggie play park, playground and clubhouse, Dolores Park has something for everyone and often serves as home to the city’s latest concerts and festivals. Those who enjoy feeling closer to the water often stay close to the San Francisco Bay. Whether enjoying a morning run at the beach or setting sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, it’s hard to have a bad day in Northern California.

Sports lover? Head to AT&T Park and cheer on the San Francisco Giants. In addition to home runs, spectators are sure to enjoy breathtaking views of the city that surround the ballpark. Baseball isn’t the only sport this city is known for. Catch an exciting game as you root for the Golden State Warriors, the Bay area’s only basketball team, at Oracle Arena. In addition to sports, the arena also serves as a premier venue for concerts and shows throughout the year.

After exploring the city, refuel your energy with some of San Francisco’s award-winning grub. Treat your taste buds to some spicy satisfaction at Hecho, a hip Mexican restaurant known for its avocado margaritas, made-to-order guacamole and flavorful tacos. Craving a more upscale affair? As one of the oldest restaurants in the Hayes Valley neighborhood, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar has perfected the art of French and Northern Italian-influenced dishes for lunch and dinner. Absinthe also boasts a lively bar scene in the late hours, perfect for enjoying after-dinner drinks or spurring a night on the town.  For dessert, head to Smitten Ice Cream for a scoop of old-fashioned ice cream made with local ingredients. With seasonal specials such as maple brown sugar pumpkin, strawberry white balsamic and blood orange with pistachio cookies, there’s always something to look forward to.

In need of a drink or night out with friends? Have a conversation over creative cocktails at Brass Tracks, featuring fun favorites including the Brass Smash, Knife in the Water and warm hot toddys. If you’re grabbing drinks after work, head to Sugar Lounge in Hayes Valley for its award-winning happy hour, and satisfy your thirst over hand-crafted cocktails in a stylish setting. If sipping itself is not enough, find something to sing about at The Mint Karaoke Lounge, the perfect spot to enjoy a casual night with the gang or celebrate a milestone.

With endless fun for all interests, it’s no wonder so many people choose to call San Francisco home. Check out Potrero Launch, Arc Light and Venno Market and find a Greystar community that speaks to you!