Monday, September 28, 2015

San Francisco Proper

I am comfortable saying "everyone" & "always" in the following statement: The first thing that everyone always asks us when we tell them we just moved to San Francisco is some form of: "Are you actually IN the city?". Because the Bay Area encompasses a lot of other cool hoods just outside the city (East Bay for instance). So I figured some readers may have this question too. I'm happy to say that we do in fact live in San Francisco proper. 
When we started apartment hunting to live here, the rent was shocking. And it still is appalling to be honest. I can't believe how much they can charge (but then again, we bit at that dangling rent price so joke's on us). It was really enticing to imagine living across the Bay for either less rent, more space or a combination of the two. However, we decided against that the more we thought about it.
^Yes, we live within the true, proper confines of San Francisco.
The reasons we decided to bite the bullet had to do with a) We both work in the Financial District downtown thus would ease our commute b) Access to the dog (If we wanted to do something after work we would have had to cross the bay before coming back to let him out) c) We don't have kids yet. May as well soak it up while we can. d) We love living downtown and the final (and most important) reason is e) We felt it was the best way to get to know San Francisco. Not having to load up a car to explore a city and make it a big event ensures that you LIVE it a little bit more. And that's something we both really wanted out of this move at least initially.

 I do love the downtown life wherever I am but you better believe I will be excited whenever it is that we have our first garage + backyard. But for now, it's all about ease of access.

Happy Monday!
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12 comments:

Panty Buns said...

I've always wanted to visit San Francisco and heard it was one of the most expensive cities to live in but I can see why it makes sense for now. Enjoy that downtown San Francisco life. I see you have at least two excellent cameras - the one in the first photo looks like a beauty. Happy Monday to you too!

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Pat Hatt said...

No huge commute is what would make me want to stay in the city too, actually it what makes me stay in this city lol

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

No huge commute/access to dog are really big things.

Marie said...

No commute is huge. I sometimes wish I lived closer to work. The commute can make or break a day. Actually, I wish I could just walk to work, that would be so ideal.

Jax said...

I didn't know that about SFO, but you have some great reasons there. You're right...enjoy it while you can. And serious kudos to you two for thinking about your pooch's well being.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Love that you guys dove in and live right in the city - a great commute is everything <3

Green Fashionista

Nadine Lynn said...

I totally get wanting to live in a big city. Especially somewhere like San Fran!!! I am sure it is just beautiful there. When I lived in Atlanta, I lived IN Atlanta. It was the coolest thing to experience and I certainly felt I was more in the know about what was going on all the time. I live 35 minutes away from the closest biggest city now and it was quite a shock at first but now I love seeing the country on my way home and the stars at night are just so bright and beautiful! Both ways of life have their perks!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I'm totally with you on why you picked to live in the actual city. Now is the time to do it and if you can afford it... WHY THE HELL NOT?!?!

Evelina said...

Point C is my anthem these days. We are planning on having kids soon so we want to try to do all the things that are harder when you are toting along little ones. Enjoy San Fran le

Myra said...

I love living in the city! When we were in Houston, we had our townhouse right in the middle of downtown and it was my favorite thing ever. Now with the move to Amsterdam coming up (and a kid on the way) I'm STILL not ready to give up my city living lifestyle. The poor realtor's kept trying to show us places in the residential/subdivision areas and we just kept turning them down! Why not get to know the city we're living in and enjoy every moment, right?! Soak it all in, girlfriend!

Kati Rose @ Constantly Seeking Wonder said...

When it comes to San Fran I would totally live in the area around it. When I was 18 I went and visited my godparents and thought it was so lame they lived 30 minutes north of SF. But after being there I loved it and would totally live away if I had the choice. Not only is it EXPENSIVE AF like you said, but it's loud and crammed and those streets oof. Where living a bit further out you get the scenic and picturesque and quiet. Plus if you live near a BART it's a really short and easy commute in. Win, win.

meandmr.com said...

We just moved to SF 2 months ago. We are really loving it :)
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