The Newcomer’s Handbook® for Moving to and Living in the San Francisco Bay Area: Including San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, and Palo Alto, fifth edition, was extensively updated and revised. This 467-page new edition maintains its strong focus on both San Francisco and the entire region, especially Silicon Valley. Of the 200 pages devoted exclusively to discussion of neighborhoods and communities, 50% describe San Francisco neighborhoods and North Bay communities, while 50% focus on the East Bay, Peninsula, and South Bay towns.
Three features are brand-new for this edition:
- Tips for dealing with the skyrocketing costs of the San Francisco real estate market.
- An insider’s view of the region’s cultural diversity (including the newest museums, venues, and scenes).
- Useful information on the region’s vibrant technology sector (including companies like Airbnb, Uber, Facebook, Apple, and Google).
From Santa Rosa to San Francisco to Vallejo, from Walnut Creek to Oakland to Newark, and from San Bruno to San Jose to Los Gatos, this Newcomer’s Handbook®, written by Daniel King, provides its readers with the most up-to-date information on housing styles, costs, and trends; redevelopment; and all the other niceties of Bay Area life, including education and childcare, transportation, cultural life, and much more.