San Francisco November 17, 2017
10 Totally True Stereotypes San Franciscans Should Just Accept As Fact
San Francisco means many things to many people. However, what stereotypes or images about our fair city actually ring true? Not everyone will agree on what exactly a true San Francisco stereotype looks like, but there are certain aspects of life here that are undoubtedly true, no matter who you are. Without further ado, here are 9 amusing stereotypes about San Francisco residents that are totally true.
1. We are always a ready to throw a street party and parade.
We really know how to party in San Francisco — just check out all of the festivals and parades held in our relatively small city and you'll be amazed. The number of street celebrations and parties here more than prove the reputation.
2. We love brunch.
Yes, it is very true, especially today. More and more people will wait in line for two hours just for some eggs, drinks, and expensive toast! But we don't blame them — brunch is amazing!
3. We are wacky and random.
San Franciscans pride themselves on being open, mindful, and tolerant. However, to the outsider, this extreme openness may be seen as odd. This is one San Francisco stereotype that is absolutely true.
4. We are overwhelmingly a liberal city.
In fact, San Francisco is the most liberal major city in the USA. A study in 2015 found that San Francisco is the land of progressive dreams, or nightmares, depending on your political beliefs.
5. We enjoy wine.
San Francisco is one of the best cities in the world to drink wine. Our proximity to Napa Valley and our passion for wine is unmatched in the USA.
6. We are dog crazy.
Dogs are important for many Americans, but in San Francisco we more than adore dogs. San Francisco has more dogs than children. According to the Census and Animal Care and Control Department data, San Francisco has around 10,000 more dogs than children.
7. Protests or marches are common.
Historians claim San Francisco, especially Haight Ashbury, as the birthplace of the hippie movement, so protests and people power is important here. The stereotype of San Franciscans protesting is still valid. If you name a cause, there is a good chance there was a protest in SF.
8. We are technology obsessed.
The Bay area, in general, is quite technology forward and addicted. Tech jobs make up almost a quarter of the total workforce in the Bay Area.
9. We have a love of bikes.
There are some claims that up to almost 20 percent of San Franciscans ride their bike two or more days a week.
10. We recycle everything.
San Franciscans are usually more concerned and particular about recycling, composting, and reusing. We are quite detail oriented and serious people about sorting waste here, so beware!
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