Relaxed coastal city directly adjacent to San Francisco.
Daly City is a relaxed suburban city nestled between the Pacific Ocean and San Bruno Mountain to San Francisco’s immediate southeast. Daly City offers a peaceful and family-friendly lifestyle within a 20-minutes drive of Downtown SF. Connections to San Francisco also include train stations on BART and SF Muni lines. Daly City has several large shopping centers plus lots of scenic outdoor recreation spots along the coast and in the mountains.
Daly City’s real estate options include a diverse mix of spacious single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods and convenient townhouses and condominiums. Homes tend to be significantly cheaper here than in neighboring San Francisco. With its enticing combination of SF proximity and affordability, Daly City is a popular destination for young families.
Daly City is a commuter’s dream, offering peaceful neighborhoods and plenty of in-city amenities within easy reach of San Francisco. Convenient links to SF mean that Daly City has one of the highest rates of public transit usership in the United States. Daly City is covered by numerous school districts, and families with children have a great selection of public schools to choose from. Trails running along the picturesque Pacific Ocean coastline and into the surrounding mountains provide abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Serramonte Mall is a sprawling commercial hub featuring over 100 businesses spread across more than 1.1 million square feet of retail space. Retailers at Serramonte Mall include Bath & Body Works, The Children’s Place, Cost Plus World Market, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Disney, Foot Locker, H&M, Hollister, Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy, Ross Dress For Less, Sephora, Target, TJ Maxx, Uniqlo, and Victoria’s Secret.
Dining options at Serramonte Mall are similarly extensive. Standouts include fried and charbroiled seafood at California Fish Grill, family-friendly sports bar Dave & Buster’s, Philly cheesesteaks at The Great Steak, fresh sushi at Izumi Kaiten Sushi, flavorful Thai dishes at Thai Express, Japanese cheesecakes at Uncle Tetsu, and classic Japanese fare at Yoshi Ramen & Sushi. You can also sample diverse eats from gourmet food trucks every Tuesday outside Serramonte Mall during Off the Grid.
On Thursday and Saturday mornings, Daly City Farmers’ Market features dozens of vendors selling all kinds of produce and international foodstuffs. Westlake Shopping Center also features around 100 businesses. In business since 1948, Westlake is one of the oldest shopping malls in the United States. Retailers here include Burlington Coat Factory, Home Depot, Ross, Safeway, Target, Trader Joe’s, and Walgreens. Original Joe’s has been a local favorite for Italian dining at Westlake since the 1950s.
Other Daly City dining options include hearty comfort food at Boulevard Café, Burmese delicacies at Burma Café, Mexican classics at Celia’s, Filipino BBQ at Chibog, and signature Southern-style eats at Keith’s Chicken N Waffles.
Cow Palace is an iconic venue that has been bringing live entertainment to Daly City since 1941. Many major events have taken place at Cow Palace over the years, including some of the first American performances by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Cow Palace continues to attract a diverse lineup of concerts and events, including the annual Christmas-themed Dickens Fair. The Classic Bowling Center is another top entertainment destination featuring a 60-lane bowling alley plus an arcade, sports bar, lounge, and dance club.
Along Daly City’s eastern edge, San Bruno Mountain State Park features 12 miles of hiking and jogging trails with spectacular views of San Francisco and the entire central Bay Area. Gorgeous views can also be enjoyed along Daly City’s Pacific Ocean coastline. Thornton State Beach features isolated white sands flanked by tall ocean bluffs with hiking and equestrian trails. Mussel Rock Park offers hilly trails along the oceanfront. Palisades Park overlooks the ocean with basketball courts, a playground, and a fenced-in dog area.
Daly City is served by numerous school districts, including the Jefferson Elementary and South San Francisco Unified districts.
Her passion for real estate first began when she witnessed her parent’s first purchase of their home. Present throughout the entire purchasing process, she watched closely and eventually realized that working in real estate was exactly what she was meant to do.