Suburbs of San Francisco
The Catholic Mission of St. Francis of Assisi, founded by the Spanish on the Pacific coast in 1776, gave its name to the city that has become today one of the main tourist attractions of the American West. The gold rush a few decades later gave impetus to its development, and today the center and suburbs of San Francisco are annually visited by millions of travelers both from the States themselves and from abroad..
The list of the world's most famous suburbs of San Francisco includes several neighborhoods and satellite cities, each of which has repeatedly flashed on the pages of guidebooks and in numerous films and television series:
- Alamo Square is the hero of many Hollywood blockbusters, and its main attraction, Painted Ladies, has even become a role model in the development of other American suburbs. Six Sisters or Painted Ladies is an architectural ensemble built at the end of the 19th century in the Anninsky architectural style. The multicolored mansions on Nob Hill are made from sequoia wood. They were lucky to survive the terrible earthquake of the early twentieth century and today the pretty, tightly packed bright houses are not just a landmark of the suburbs of San Francisco, but also the residence of members of the local business elite.
- In the suburb of Richmond on the ocean coast, the Chinese traditionally live. This suburb of San Francisco is home to some of the most famous Asian restaurants.
- Silicon Valley is the third largest technology center in the United States, home to many of the world's leading companies, from Apple to Facebook and Google to Xerox. It employs at least 380,000 high-level specialists, and therefore this suburb of San Francisco is often called the intellectual capital of the West Coast..
Not just disco
There are about two hundred parks in the city center and the suburbs of San Francisco. The most famous is the Golden Gate, which stretches to the Pacific coast. Artificially planted trees of many species and exotic plants on the sand dunes have grown and, through the efforts of landscape designers, have turned into magnificent landscapes. Local favorites are the Japanese Tea Garden and the Flower Conservatory.
Buena Vista Park once flourished the hippie movement and is the oldest in the city. Located on a high hill, Buena Vista attracts photographers with magnificent views of the suburbs of San Francisco and its surroundings.