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Good news! Cool people are coming to live with us here in San Francisco! This afternoon I did some research on new SF residents. I picked a sample of meetup groups geared towards new SF residents and went through 100 profiles to see what their top interests were. (To answer your question, yes, I feel like a stalker.) What do you think new SF residents like to do? Let’s see!
#1 Drinking (59 out of 100 profiles)
New SF residents are interested in checking out cool bars, going to happy hours, and socializing over some good drinks. The drink of choice? Beer. Wine and cocktails were a close 2nd and 3rd. What is your favorite bar in SF? Share below!
#2 Hiking (45 out of 100 profiles)
New SF residents are embracing SF’s scenic trails, enjoying the outdoors every chance they get. Honestly, who could blame them? SF is a good-looking place. With fresh air, great views and beautiful weather, SF is definitely a great place to hike. Check out the scenery at Battery Godfrey in the Presidio if you’ve never been there. You’ll get a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. (There’s a nice trail in the area as well!)
#3 Dining out (39 out of 100 profiles)
I’m so proud that dining out has made the #3 spot on this list! SF is, indeed, drawing an awesome crowd! Choosing which one of your 20 favorite restaurants to go to when you’re hungry is tough. It’s a great problem to have, though your stomach will probably suffer while you take 20 minutes to go through the endless possibilities just to realize that you want In-N-Out. (Always a great choice, btw.)
#4 Exploring the city (29 out of 100 profiles)
Exploring the city is probably the one of the easiest ways to start becoming a local. Heck, I think everyone should take the opportunity to explore SF, regardless of how long you’ve lived here. Apart from the many unique spots the city has to offer, SF residents can experience familiar destinations in a new way just by taking a different mode of transportation. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen new things just because I’ve taken a bus instead of the light rail or walked instead of drove. Go out and have an adventure!
#5 Checking out the music scene (28 out of 100 profiles)
If there’s one thing I can say about people that just moved to San Francisco, it’s that they come with an eclectic taste in music. It’s awesome to see how excited new residents are about checking out local artists, attending music festivals, and joining groups that play music together. Stopping by Amoeba Music to browse vintage records or The Warfield to watch a show is always a good time. Happy listening!
If this is a glimpse of what new SF residents like to do, I am excited to meet them and, potentially, help them build a network of friends in SF. http://www.friendtailor.com/
Welcome to SF! I hope we cross paths soon!