Living the San Francisco Dream

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Live in a village in the midst of a city

Living in the heart of San Francisco often feels like living in a village -- well, except for the driving and parking part of it. But that's OK, there is the MUNI bus and trolley service, Uber and Lyft, and our own two feet.

The village feel comes from our unique neighborhoods, often separated from one another by a hill.

In each neighborhood, you'll soon find those special places that make you feel at home, the merchants who greet you by name and with a smile, the ones who welcome you back as a friend.

The Shop Local movement is alive and well in San Francisco, and one I encourage you to support.

Some ideas:

  • Silvia, Polk Street Floristsuse your local florist when sending or giving flowers
  • a piece of gourmet cheese from the local cheese shop makes a great hostess gift
  • gift certificates from your favorite masseuse or cosmetician are fun to purchase (and to receive)
  • or perhaps a piece of art from the small, local, neighborhood gallery
  • try the local hardware store - they provide amazing service and are happy to search for just the right part--and the keys they cut for me always have worked!

Our local, independent stores and service providers create the neighborhood vibrancy that we cherish.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Compass

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com

www.LottieKendall.com

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Comment balloon 10 commentsLottie Kendall • April 07 2016 08:31AM

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Lottie, I just love this post about living in San Francisco. I have been there many times, and have dear friends that have lived their whole lives there. You are right, it is like living in a village, a very special village.  Thanks for sharing this with us!

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (HomeSmart Professionals) about 3 years ago

I have told you in the past Lottie and it is worth repeating. I love San Fran. Your post today really gives the feel of living there.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 3 years ago

This is a nice local post. I am sure San Francisco is a great place to live.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 3 years ago

Susan Laxson and Noah Seidenberg - I hope you get a chance to come back for another visit soon.

Good morning, Gita Bantwal - our areas are quite different, but each nice in their own ways. I have really enjoyed getting to know bits and pieces about the communities where other Rainmakers live and work.

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

I like the shop local movement. We shop locally as much as possible to help the businesses here in Lewisburg.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 3 years ago

Without our local, Mom-n-Pop stores, our towns would be very bland, wouldn't they Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® ?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Lottie

I think this describes San Francisco so well. While I have never lived there I have spend enough tiime in different areas to have a pretty good idea about what you mean. It reminds me so much of Boston, known for it numerous neighborhoods. Shopping Local is a wonderful movement !

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 3 years ago

3 of my favorite cities are San Francisco, Vancouver BC, and Boston/Cambridge - they all have distinct neighborhoods, all a great walking cities, all have water, and 2 of the 3 have hills and nearby mountains. What's not to like, Jeff Dowler CRS?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Hi Lottie

We loved living in Cambridge, in Harvard Square for about 4 years, and enjoyed all the different neighborhoods. No hills, though, but the Charles River was pretty cool!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 3 years ago

The Charles River is a wonderful resource. I've jogged along its banks a number of times, and did a great 10K loop run that looped across the river. Now that my daughter and son-in-law are back in the bay area, I haven't visited in the last 5 or so years. Great area, Jeff Dowler CRS 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

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