This past year reinforced that home is everything — and that’s why we’re so happy to be in the San Francisco suburbs!
#1. One word: WEATHER
The San Francisco suburbs are known for mild weather — temperatures year-round generally peak in the high 50s to 80s with relatively high humidity, meaning we can be out all year long.
#2. There’s LOTS to do outside
And good thing we have the weather — because there are so many ways to get out in the Bay Area. From Half Moon Bay and its amazing state beach to the abundance of beaches at Point Reyes National Seashore (we love seal-watching!) to Stinson Beach, just minutes from Mill Valley, Tiburon and Corte Madera.
Rather hike or bike? There are endless options. We love to hike along Cataract Creek in Marin County, which leads to a jaw-dropping waterfall. For a shorter hike — just 2 ½ miles — head to Mori Point in Pacifica. It looks hard, but it’s a mostly-flat path and boardwalk. Once you’re on the coastal bluffs you’ll see whales and beautiful scenery — then, can either hike back or walk along the beach for a bit. Other favorites include Iron Horse Trail which runs through six suburbs including Walnut Creek, Danville, and San Ramon.
#3. It’s a pretty healthy scene…
Considering this action-adventure backdrop and stunning weather, people tend to be out and about — which naturally lends to a healthier lifestyle. It’s easy to find your preferred “workout” of choice, be it hitting the gym or strolling around parks and trails.
Likewise, snagging fresh, local, healthy food is simple. Between the abundance of farmers’ markets to the CSAs, community gardens, vegan grocers, and diverse area restaurants, cleaner eating is the way — and we love it. Marin County is getting a brand new Green Taste Vegan Goods — a popular urban transplant — and, no matter where you land, you won’t be far from an Urban Remedy.
#4. The food is top-notch (healthy or not…)
And speaking of food, the Bay Area is an epicurean powerhouse. Whether you’re looking for something to suit your Keto cravings or want a world-class foodie experience from a celebrity chef, you’ll find it within minutes. Don’t forget, chefs like Alice Waters, Thomas Keller, Tonya Holland, and Michael Mina have outposts here — and you can find restaurants representing hundreds of regional tastes in the Bay Area ‘burbs.
#5. Arts and culture are big
Like our food and outdoor adventure scene, arts and culture are central to life in the Bay Area suburbs. Marin MOCA features contemporary art from emerging creatives and masters, while the Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose — home to Broadway-caliber musicals — is a go-to for all ages. That’s just a taste, though — from dance to performing arts to theater, independent films, cultural festivals, and more, there’s always plenty hitting the local cultural scene.
#6. We’re near it ALL — and we mean all
World-class skiing? Check. Renowned wineries? Check. Amazing beaches? Check and check. Within a three-hour drive, you can be skiing and, in minutes, you can hit the beach. And we definitely can’t think of a place where families dive into it all.
Want more reasons to explore — and love — the Bay Area suburbs? Let’s talk! Schedule your Suburbs Strategy session now.