It has the golden gate bridge and bay bridge, its own bay, the San Francisco bay, it is along the Pacific Ocean, and it has a very unusual climate. It seems more like fall the whole year except for a bit of winter and a bit of summer.
San Francisco is known for its diverse community, and yes it does have a lot of gay/lesbians, but it is far from overpopulated with them. It is an out of the ordinary instance for me, as a San Franciscan, to go walking somewhere for an hour and see someone who looks to be gay or lesbian (doesn't happen often...)
There are lots of Azn gangs, and I know lots of people who are involved with them, but they are getting dealt with appropriately.
The Public School system is totally awesome! I'm in it right now, and enjoying every second of it, even the "Swimming pool on the roof!"
San Francisco is a city with a great environment, a very liberal site on the world, a very interesting population, and a very pleasent place to live (there are lots of cheap places to live in SF also... it isn't all expencive...)
Affectionately known by locals as "The City" by the bay, it's unique topography and eclectic skyline lends a vertical appearance to a dynamic landscape, containing the world's most treasured examples of architecture--Transamerica Pyramid, Bank of America Center, Ferry Building, Golden Gate Bridge, et al.
Akin to Paris and London, San Francisco offers something special for those living--or visiting--in the area, leaving an indelible impression to come back for more: Financial District, Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz Island, Union Square, Chinatown, Japantown, etc.
san franciscan: thats hella stupid, it's SAN FRANCISCO