Despite only being 7 miles by 7 miles, don’t let San Francisco’s size deceive you. Not only has it gained notoriety as the United States’ best looking City, it is also a firm favourite when it comes to gaming. It might be tiny, but this influential island has an abundance of appeal. With major landmarks galore, diversity and liberal attitude, San Francisco is without doubt a force to be reckoned with.
Silicon Valley, found in Southern San Francisco has always been associated with talent and creativity. So, it is no surprise that Electronic Arts, Sony, Ubisoft, 2K, Square Enix (through Crystal Dynamics), Activision (through Sledgehammer Games) and Capcom are among the companies who are based in the region and have a big presence in the space. There is also a very healthy and developing independent scene in San Francisco and it is always one step ahead when it comes to indie gaming.
San Francisco, where tech meets bohemian. San Francisco prides itself on its diversity and progression. The city is still one of the biggest financial epicentres in the USA. Within a two-hour drive from San Francisco you can reach Santa Cruz, Napa Valley and Monterey which offer idyllic beaches, vineyards and heaps of history. If you’re looking for something a bit closer to home, you are lucky enough to have some of the most instagrammable landmarks right on your doorstop. The Golden Gate Park is a great place to meet friends after work, with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and off the tourist track!
San Francisco is a very child-friendly city. There is a wide variety of accommodation suiting all needs, from leafy suburbs to hip central locations with loft apartments. You will have access to plenty of quality public, private and international schools. The city also offers a wide range of options for further education, including the University of California and the University of San Francisco.