SSF is a City of contrasts. It has two, distinctly different parts, residential stretched between hills of Westborough and Hwy 280 through the aging down town to Hwy 101. Across the Hwy 101 there is distinctly different industrial part with high office buildings hosting computer, software and biotech companies. It is an important hub of the US biotech and dubbed by some – a birthplace of the industry (Genentech was created and is headquartered in SSF). Click on the following link to see a directory of 14 biotech companies in SSF.
And then there is a fog. It is fascinating to watch different patterns of fog coming from Daly City over San Bruno Mountain. You can have a sunny day while your neighbor might be all day surrounded by fog. And while patterns are predictable the shapes are always different.
For those who don’t know – South San Francisco doesn’t border with San Francisco on the North. It is separated from the City by Daly City, Colma and Brisbane.
City of South San Francisco houses also fall in two to two major parts. Older houses in and around the downtown and modern development on the outskirts of the City and San Bruno Mountain State Park.