Cummings Moving Company – Movers in San Francisco, CA
QUAINT FACT Denim jeans and Irish coffee have their origins in San Francisco. Vermont Street, between 20th and 22nd is where you really want to go for a curvy drive. And for a really steep hill, try Filbert – look for the section between Hyde and Leavenworth.
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You may have noticed that there are two main cables which pass over the top of the iconic towers of the Golden Gate Bridge. These cable wires took just over six months to spin and the total length of the steel wire used in making those cables – 80,000 miles! That’s the length of the playing surface of 1,408,000 American football fields! If that distance is too much, you might like to know that Yosemite National Park is only 164 miles away. It’s close enough for a weekend or day trip; however, it will take approximately 3 hours to get there, so leave early!
WEATHER & CLIMATE If you remember one thing, it’s the term micro climate. This wonderful city is full of contradictions and the climate here is as varied as the weather from day to day. For up-to-the-minute info at your fingertips, download a San Francisco micro-climate app and always have a jacket with you. If you are new to the San Francisco, remember, months that are traditionally considered “summer” are generally cold; with temperatures of 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit. The warmest months of the year are September and October.
VISIT SAN FRANCISCO If you like cities then San Francisco really needs to be on your list of “must visit places” in the United States. Visitors find the best of just about everything here. You can eat, play, shop, and be entertained in style, or explore like a local. There are plenty of top-notch, hole-in-the-wall restaurants and free things to do around town. If you plan to explore on foot, all you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and your curiosity!
From the touristy hot-spots to the secret stairways of San Francisco and the local art, music and fire-spinning scenes, there is something for everyone. With so many public and private tour options, you can see historical landmarks, sample the fantastic wine, cheese and restaurants, hear inspired live music and enjoy a walk over the Golden Gate Bridge in a weekend. Get out on the water via a private charter, ferry or boat tour. Choose your preferred way to explore: public transportation, bike, GoCar, double-decker bus, hot air balloon, helicopter, sea-plane, vintage VW van, RocketBoat, kayak or Segway. The possibility for fun is endless and the city is open late.
LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO This is a wonderful city if you like to walk, enjoy food and love adventure. There is always something to do and plenty of places you can go to bypass the tourists. While very pricey, ever-growing and a challenge when it comes to parking, this is a magnificent place to live – at least for a few years. The demographic of San Francisco has changed dramatically, and for many, raising a family here is not the option it used to be. If you have deep pockets you can live comfortably – if not, the trade-offs you make in order to live here, will likely to be worth the amazing experience you have while here. Depending on your resources there are single-family homes and luxury condos to buy, or apartments and rooms to rent. Always consider your car and the reality of parking before making the final decision on where to live. That said if you are renting, act fast. If you take a minute to consider inking a lease, it will likely disappear out from under you. If you are looking to buy, you need to be prepared as well. It is a very hot market!
INDOORS & OUTDOORS Because there are so many really cool things to do in San Francisco we thought you might like to have these links on hand. If you live in the city and know of a really great resource we should include on this list, please let us know!
SF Gate – http://www.sfgate.com/thingstodo/
Dylans Tours – http://www.dylanstours.com/san-francisco-bus-tours/
SF Tours – http://www.sftours.com/
TimeOutSF – http://www.timeout.com/san-francisco
FunCheapSF – http://sf.funcheap.com/
Secret Stairways – http://www.sisterbetty.org/stairways/
Golden Gate Ferry – http://goldengateferry.org/schedules/
Blue & Gold Fleet – http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/
Ferry Building Marketplace – http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/
The Do List (podcast) – http://www.kqed.org/a/thedolist/R201302220833
San Francisco Zoo – http://www.sfzoo.org/
CITY HALL http://sfgov.org/
If you are planning a move to San Francisco, learn about the neighborhoods around town by using this handy neighborhood map.
“Just wanted to let you know that the move went so well today, thanks to your crew. The three men (sorry, I didn’t get each of their names) worked so efficiently and it was a difficult move out of an old SF apartment with two long flights of steep stairs. They were very accommodating and professional. I will certainly highly recommend Cummings Moving Company to anyone needing a reliable moving company in the Bay Area. Again, please pass along my appreciation to your crew for me.” – Barbara – San Francisco to Oakland