Generally, the nine counties that have contact with San Francisco Bay. Clockwise they are: Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties.

The Bay Area is very distinct and unmistakable to those who are familiar with it's culture and lifestyle. Outsiders often don't get it. You can't fake being from the bay. When you say "frisco", you give yourself away. Bay Area people don't say that.

The term Bay Area as mentioned, almost invariably refers to the San Francisco Bay Area. Other regions that carry this name only do so within their local areas. Some other terms heard in the bay area such as "the south bay" are used in a few other places, most notably in San Diego where there is also a south bay.
bay area Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties.
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bay area is in nor cal.. frisco area of course.. redwood city, oak, sunnyvale, san jose, frisco, etc.
the bay area is the shit.. fuck all those socal haters.
by jenna August 15, 2004
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northern cali iz wat itz all about.
oakland,EPA,san fran,vallejo,u city,san jo,richmond,
sunnyvale,fremont,and others.

But ppel mostly notice da 1st four

known for goin stpid dumb retarded man!
goin hyphy


"da whole bay go stupid..." E40
I wear my stunna glasses

itz all about da bay area
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the bay that is located in Northern Califoolia....the bay consists of towns such as oakland, frisco, sac, valley jo, EPA, richmond, SAN CARLOS, RWC ( and disregard belmont). People in the bay get hyphy and stupid off a THIZZZZZ
Im from the bay area where we gets stoowey
by TCz September 09, 2005
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First off, I'd like to thank all the platinum grill wearing, more expensive wheels than the car's actually worth driving, horrible casio-tone music bumping, pants so low that it looks like you took a dump having, uneducated f-tards that make the Bay Area sound like it's full of a bunch of imbeciles for posting so many weak posts here. (And yes, I'm being sarcastic if you even know what that means).

If you look up Bay Area in Wikipedia, this is what you'll see:

The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, or the Bay, is a geographically and ethnically diverse metropolitan region that surrounds the San Francisco and San Pablo bays in Northern California.

If you look up Bay Area (disambiguation), this is what you'll see:

Bay Area is a common term to refer to a metropolitan area situated around a bay. Three places in the United States that are referred to simply as "the Bay Area" by their residents are:

* San Francisco Bay Area
* Tampa Bay Area
* Galveston Bay Area

Notice, no mention of Chesapeake, Hudson, or Memphis. Sorry, but when you say Bay Area ANYWHERE around the world, they think SF Bay Area, not Chesapeake or Hudson so don't try to make it sound like we are creating the definition. Words and phrases, much like some in this dictionary, are created based on an agreement in terms of the usage of the lexicon. The term Bay Area has long been associated with the S.F. Bay Area which is why it has stuck.
Yes, I am from THE Bay Area.
by mister phil August 19, 2008
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99% of the time this talks about the NORCAL bay area and not the other bay areas. Known for Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, East Palo Alto, and Richmond. Where the reall ballers lay. Underground rap capital of the USA from frontline to keak da sneak to e-a-ski we runnin things out here. Oh and nobody says yay area, i used to live in east palo alto and from all the slang out there i never heard anyone say yay area and i still dont, so dont say it please. Oh and nobody says Frisco San Fran is what its usually called.
The bay area is ballin 24/7 up in norcal forget you haters.
by a mizzle July 19, 2005
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The Bay Area is a metropolitan area made up of 12 counties and major cities like San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Stockton, all located in Northern California, there may be many "bay areas" but the best and only important one is the one im referring to. Its locally known to be only 9 counties but in the bay we spread the love so we include the extra 3 counties. Its population is at 8.5 million and growing insanely fast. You know about the bay because we have some of musics biggest and most talented artists and legendary rappers like Tupac, E-40, Mac Dre, Too Short, Green Day, Third Eye Blind, Grateful Dead, 4 non Blondes, Metallica, and many other rappers. The hyphy movement started here, we invented the word hella ,Yiking and dipping started here, we have the best cannabis available in the entire world LITERALLY, and We have some of the best and worst sports teams in the country.
person 1: Im going to the bay area?
Person 2: what bay area?
person 1: the one with HELLA good weed and where the bitches YIKE!
Person 2: oh hell yeah i wanna go to
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