SF Bay Area

The City by the Bay has long been a destination for daring iconoclasts. Rather than a melting pot, it’s a gently layered lasagna of ethnicities, cultures and lifestyles, sharing the same 49 square miles yet remaining distinct. The Castro is known as a haven for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, though families have been encroaching in the last few years. The Sunset is residential, low-key and family-oriented — not to mention foggy. Sea Cliff, with its large estates and sweeping, dramatic views of the ocean, is home to some of the city’s wealthiest residents. The fun part about living in the city? Walk a few blocks and you could be in a completely different world (and climate), each with its unique collection of restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment. Here are some of the in-demand neighborhoods:

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