San Francisco has topped the charts as the world’s best city to live in according to the latest Time Out Index. The 2021 survey asked more than 27,000 city slickers across the globe to ‘fess up and rate which city was best for making friends, getting around, discovering new things, community spirit, environmental initiatives, eating, drinking, culture, nightlife and more. The title is well-deserved as the city – which beat runner ups Amsterdam, Manchester, Copenhagen and New York – grew from strength to strength despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Golden City
San Francisco was once known as California’s hippie enclave, a place of explorative ideals and progessive culture. Today, the Golden City is a well-respected, thriving first-class city with a proud sense of identity, community and belonging. Added to its long list of bragging rights, San Francisco is also an appealing tourist destination with cool summers, rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and the former Alcatraz federal prison.
Famed as a global centre for the arts and sciences, San Francisco also has a number of educational and cultural institutions, including the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the de Young Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Symphony. For investors, professionals and industry, San Francisco’s diversified marketplace and economic resilience makes this prosperous city even more attractive. San Francisco is the homeplace to the headquarters of many leading household names such as Wells Fargo, Twitter, Airbnb, Salesforce, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Uber.
Top immigration destination
San Francisco is one of many appealing cities across America’s fifty states, all of which have their own unique character and charm. Individuals seeking a high quality of life often cite the USA as their top choice for living abroad – and when you consider the likes of San Francisco, it’s easy to see why.
Top immigration destinations are those that offer political stability, financial security, excellent schooling and a family-focused lifestyle. Thanks to the EB-5 Investor Programme, the benefits of immigrating to a first-world country are now within reach for High Net Worth South Africans.
Live the American dream
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