I'm a Brit that came here about 13 years ago and fell in love with San Francisco! The city has considerable charm, with friendly, interesting and hospitable people, really fabulous food, and much more to offer! This is a city comfortable with itself, with an old world feel. It is a great city for walkers with famous murals, lovely old houses, fabulous gardens and parks, classic weather (and some of that famous fog), beautiful old wooden houses and of course the sea! The sea is SO close...it takes me under 15 minutes drive to find myself next to a pristine, beautiful beach, and yet I'm in a city with all that has to offer. You can't do much better than that....good music, bars, restaurants, clubs, theater and dance, excellent shopping, unbelievably good farmers markets and really good yoga!
My husband and I traveled extensively before coming here, and we have NO desire to move!