SF newbie here. Relocating end of summer and trying to figure out which neighborhoods i should be shooting for. I like being social, so would ideally be eyeing lively neighborhoods with fellow yuppies. Also trying to figure out if having a car makes sense in the city. Are places with garages hard to come by? Any recs?

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If you’re looking for a younger and “hipper” crowd I’d check out the Marina, Russian Hill, North Beach or upper Pac Heights areas. Polk St, Fillmore St, Columbus and any major street in the Marina are all really happening spots. That being said they’re also the most expensive.

I’ve lived in the city for 4 years without a car and don’t envy anyone that has one. Street parking is a nightmare and garages are expensive AF. The city’s so small and public transport is good enough that you only need a car if you’re going anywhere else in the Bay or further. If you’re going to mainly spend your time in the city don’t bring it is my advice.

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