South San Francisco Reviews
Rating 3.98 out of 5 123 reviews
For the majority of my life I have lived in South San Francisco and for the most part it can be described as a safe with a very diverse community. But of course, every area has its fair share of those who ignore the law. It is important to take into consideration that there are the so called good and bad neighborhoods. Often times they are described as the rich and the poor neighborhoods, where one has gorgeous houses and plenty of shopping places while the other has obviously less glamourous houses and police patrol the area. I happen to live in one of these less than glamourous houses and so often times it is hard to see South San Francisco in a positive light. But of course, not everything is bad here. Here is where I received the majority of my education and make a lot of friends. I am glad I have experienced what it is like to live here. I am sure with a bit more work put into it, South City can become a much more desirable place to live.
South San Francisco is a very diverse city that will have friendly people. Though it is a friendly city, it is very hard to live here. It is not as affordable and there are not many stores that promote a healthy lifestyle around. The schools in this city are very poor and have white people on their school board when they should be represented by people of color.
South SF is a very middling place to live in, however, it's a convenient distance away from San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area.
This is my home for all my life. The community is so supportive of one another but like every place, there are its problems.
It's a good location because it's close to freeways, close to San Francisco, and the gateway to the peninsula. The houses are much more spaced out and affordable compared to San Francisco living. There's good parks and good neighbors in South San Francisco.
I was born and raised in South City and think it is the best place I have ever lived. The weather is glorious and the neighborhoods are friendly. The Latin food is of course the best, and the cultural influences in the city are clear.
I like how over the many years of living here that things seem to always be the same but at the same time thats a cause of worry because as times are changing things are getting more expensive. To stay here and live is getting harder because things are just increasing in prices
South San Francisco is a welcoming and bright community that is close enough to San Francisco that it doesn't reduce the opportunity for city life by any means. Housing costs can be expensive, but the overall safety, diversity, and community are top tier.
I like the quaint town feel, especially downtown during the holidays. My husband and I both run around our neighborhood and feel safe. I do appreciate having memorial park, the dog park and other outdoor activities in a close vicinity. It makes it convenient having a Costco, traders Joes, Starbucks, and BART all in the same locations.
South San Francisco is a great city. The neighborhood I live in is quite beautiful and silent most of the time. The neighbors are friendly and our families always engage in conversations. There are schools nearby but the children keep quiet and cause no trouble.
This city is very great to live in with your family. the culture is very diverted and well appreciated.
Been living in South City my whole life. The town has a lot to offer. Sports, various spots to eat at - whether it's in downtown, westborough square or on El Camino. Very nice and peaceful! Diversity all over the town!
For most of my life (I'm 18 years old now) the city was pretty slow paced and not overly crowded. However, as time progressed, there has been excess construction of apartment complexes, resulting in a now permanent surge of traffic and crowded neighborhood conditions that make the town a mini San Francisco.
I feel like it’s a extremely safe, convenient, and diverse community. I have been lived here for 5 months after moving abroad for studying. It is so close to international airport that I can travel around in no time.
My opinions on South San Francisco stem from their schools and outside life. At school, the different cultural backgrounds allow open-mindedness when it comes to expressing one's identity. However, the schools are under-funded and usually lead to a lack of events in the area. This also contributes to a lack of participation from the community in community events. People usually leave the area in order to have fun.
There's literally everything within an hour drive. Colleges, high schools, general necessities, you name it! Only problem I can see is the cost. I've seen some sketchy people around, but most of the time they don't hurt anybody. Just mind your business and you can get around. But still keep some pepper spray on you just it case.
As of right now I've basically grew up in South City. I have met lots of new people from going to school here since I can remember, but there is always a new challenge to face and that's what I like about south city. It seems to find a way to challenge my day and makes me stronger mentally.