Do you enjoy living in an area that has much to offer in the way of cultural experiences? Are you dreaming of a career where you work for one of the biggest names in the technology industry? Do you want to live in a part of the country that has cool summers and very mild winters? Do you have a more laid-back personality and want to be around people that share your views? If you answered yes to these questions, you may want to consider moving to the San Francisco Bay Area.
The city of San Francisco has much to offer its residents in the way of cultural living experiences. It has embraced alternative lifestyles for many decades and is a proponent of personal freedoms. While the city does offer many attractions for visitors, San Francisco also offers much for residents. The nearby wine country is regularly enjoyed by tourists and residents alike in Sonoma and Napa. The eclectic mix of neighborhoods provides a plethora of dining and entertainment options.
The mild Bay Area temperatures are a welcome change for those used to very hot and/or cold climates. The average low temperature in the winter months of December-February is in the mid-to-upper forties. The summer months of June-August have average high temperatures of the mid-to-upper sixties. These temperatures allow for year-round outdoor activities – like hiking, biking, hang gliding and surfing.
Culture and mild weather are pretty good reasons to make you move to the San Francisco Bay Area. However, let us not forget the employment opportunities offered by the technology industry. Many of the top technology companies are located within a relatively short drive from San Francisco. Google, Yahoo!, Oracle, Intel and Apple are some of the most well-known tech companies in the area. However, there are hundreds of other technology companies that also offer lucrative job opportunities.
If you would seriously like to relocate to the Bay Area, there are relocation companies that can help. A quick Internet search can help get you started on finding someone to help. Before you put your things on a moving truck to Northern California, you need to research housing first. Housing can be expensive in the San Francisco Bay area, so you need to research what you can afford. The City of San Jose publishes information on rental and housing costs for San Jose and Santa Clara counties. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission publishes housing and economic data for the Bay Area.