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South San Francisco offers its citizens a city in which to live comfortably in fine residential areas; a place of recreation in parks, swimming pools, and marina; a place to work in more than 2,800 firms and businesses including many biotech companies such as Genentech which gives the city the title of "Birthplace of Biotechnology".

South San Francisco is influenced by its coastal location, which keeps hot summer temperatures under control and offers access to San Francisco Bay for water sports and boating activities. It occupies the basin and portions of the sides of a broad valley formed by the San Bruno Mountains on the north and the Coast Range on the west. Most of the valley faces adjacent San Francisco Bay, affording sweeping vistas, from higher levels and a definite sense of identification with the Bay.

South San Francisco has mild winters and dry cool summers. The hills to the west shield the city from much of the fog that prevails in neighboring areas.


Helpful Links

South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Daly City Chamber of Commerce

San Bruno Chamber of Commerce

South San Francisco Library

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