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Category: Traveling San Francisco (32)

Hello June! In the blink of an eye, Summer is already upon us. The rainy weeks are over and the weather is starting to warm up, which means it is time to get out there and have some fun in sunny San Francisco! Lucky for you, you are living in one of the best cities when it comes down to the amount of diverse activities around the area. San Francisco is also the center for co-living or community housing, which means that if you choose to live in our affordable San Francisco rooms, you are sure to meet new friends and buddies that are happy to go on some Summer adventures with you! Without further ado, here are some of our hand-picked activities that are going to be happening in San Francisco this Summer!

 

Music Festivals

1San Francisco is known for its diverse population and therefore has a wide variety of music all around the city. If you are a Jazz lover, the Fillmore Jazz Festival will be taking place on July 6th and July 7th this year covering twelve blocks in the Pacific Heights district. If you are an opera fan, the famous SF Opera will be having several shows both in June and July at the War Memorial Opera House. This year, there will be performances including Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, and many more!

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There will also be several live music festivals featuring bands, singers, and more throughout the summer. One of the festivals is the Stern Grove Festival at the Stern Grove Park. These concerts will be happening every week starting in the middle of June all the way to August, and will have many popular singers and a different theme every single week! Best of all, admission is completely free! Another one of the biggest San Francisco music festivals is the Outside Lands Music Festival that will be happening during August 9th to August 11th. There will be over 70 bands performing for 3 days, including Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, and blink-182!

 

Street Festivals

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When we talk about festivals, we can’t forget about all the amazing street festivals that San Francisco has that features all different kinds of food and entertainment. The North Beach Festival is one of the biggest street fairs that has been taking place taking place for more than sixty years. This year, it will be happening on June 15th-16th and will have more than 20 food vendors, over 100 arts and crafts vendors, a kid’s chalk area, and Italian street painting. There will also be live music and entertainment at four different stages at the festival.

If you fall in love with North Beach and would like to have a place to stay, don’t forget we have many single rooms and double co-living rooms available in North Beach today, and you can check them out on our website!

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371 Columbus Residences at North Beach -provided by Urbanests
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524 Columbus Residences of North Beach -provided by Urbanests

If you are more of a fan of Union City, then head over to Union Square Live, which is happening now until October! The diverse street fair will be featuring free dance, theater, music, and other performances and entertainments in San Francisco’s Union Square Plaza every Wednesday at 6pm and Sunday at 2pm. Since this part of the city is close to all public transit, the fair is only a bus or BART ride away! Urbanests also has many housing options available near Union Square, check out these rooms!

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1010 Bust St, walking distance to Union Square -provided by Urbanests
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Pyramid Residences, walking distance to Union Square -provided by Urbanests

Another fun and diverse festival is the Haight Street Fair of San Francisco! This year marks the 41st Anniversary of a festival that celebrates the diversity and history of the Haight-Ashbury District and will be happening on June 9th. There will be more than 200 booths with food and crafts for sale as well as live music for everyone to enjoy while at the fair.

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Fill you Summer with fun from all around San Francisco this year by checking out some of these amazing fairs and festivals! Whether you want to go somewhere with live music, food vendors, or just a place to hang out with your friends, San Francisco definitely has it all!

With the Golden State Warriors playing in the brand new Chase Center next season, the Bay Area, and San Francisco specifically, is about to feel the massive impact of the project’s undertakings.

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The privately funded $1.4 billion state of the art arena will sit on a four-city-block parcel on the water in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco. Along with the high-tech arena, the site will feature an enormous outdoor video board, a 5½ acre park, an outdoor plaza with restaurants and shops, and two modern office buildings that will be rented by Uber.

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Obviously, an attraction as grandiose as this new stadium will come with a dramatic increase in pricing. There is now a $15,000 membership fee in order to have the rights to buy season tickets, which will see a 10% increase in price. With the higher prices, the Warriors are guaranteed to see a shift in the attendees, from the middle-class die-hard fans of Oakland to the Silicon Valley hotshots looking to impress clients rather than watch basketball.

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All these changes will ultimately begin to increase the housing prices in the San Francisco area, which, as we all know, are high enough as is. However, for students, interns, and young techies, there is an option that will prove to be more stable and affordable than most other alternatives. Communal or co-living residences provide this relevant demographic with a unique opportunity to curtail the effects of these dramatic economic changes. More affordable than apartments, shared housing also provide all the essential amenities to live comfortably, including fully furnished common areas, industrial kitchens, and Wi-fi and utilities.  

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The dramatic influx of business elites that is sure to follow the new complex, will flood the city with middle aged executives. Not only will the community living facilities be affordable, but they also provide the residents with a solid social network. Shared study spaces, lounging areas, and property-wide social events make for a meaningful community that can be hard to find in a big city. Those who have lived in these shared spaces before have raved about the meaningful relationships they have developed right in their homes.

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Ellie Burnfield, who has lived in a communal residence for over a year claims that her community has become so close they even spend holidays together.  She recounts, “We all had a big Friendsgiving, there were probably 30ish people there, and it was cool because it’s everyone you know — they are all your friends, because you go to all the [building] events together.”

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Urbanests provides fully furnished shared housing in San Francisco. With temporary and short term housing available, it is perfect for students and young professionals looking for single rooms or roommates. At Urbanests, we have room rentals all throughout the heart of the city, prepared for the inevitable shift in preferences.

The current trend of rising housing prices coupled with the impending economic growth from the recently constructed Chase Center make for a concerning time for young professionals looking for housing in San Francisco. However, communal living residences might just have what it takes to save the day.

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Co-living, especially in the San Francisco area, has been a trend that has been gaining lots of popularity recently in the housing industry. The recent rise in co-living has been of great help to students, interns, and tech-workers in the bay area and many more individuals are choosing this option when coming into the city.

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So what exactly is co-living and why is it so prominent in large cities?

Co-living is actually a term that is short for communal living, where individuals such as entrepreneurs or interns are offered short-term housing when coming into a new city to work. It is especially common in cities such as San Francisco, the center of technology and innovation. The concept offers an opportunity to live in apartments and residences at a very affordable price, a fraction of what you might have paid for otherwise!

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Apart from saving you money, choosing a shared community housing within San Francisco also offers you a chance to meet new friends and people with the same interests as you. Students, interns, and young professionals from all over the world choose our San Francisco shared rooms, offered at affordable prices, where they can participate in fun socials, events, and hangouts with all different kinds of friendly people.

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Resident managers also live on-site and often organize fun social events such as pizza parties, game nights, and other opportunities for tenants to gather and meet other people living in the residence! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our blog on one of the social events offered at our property by clicking here

Not only does co-living directly benefit the tenants living in our affordable San Francisco rentals, it also helps the city of San Francisco in terms of its housing problems. As many people already know, housing shortages in the bay area are causing prices to rise tremendously, and finding short-term rentals can be difficult. Young professionals coming to work in the Silicon Valley are sometimes put in unexpected and stressful situations because of the high price of housing here. We at Urbanests completely understand these circumstances, and thankfully with the rise of co-living, housing costs are brought to a minimum and people like students and interns can live in the city for just a percentage of the price of what other people pay.

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Not enough to convince you? How about imagining living in one of the biggest and most innovative tech-industries in the world, where all your necessities are just right around the corner! We have properties all around San Francisco, including SOMA, Union Square, Chinatown, and the Financial District so you will be sure to be located in a community of your choice. Additionally, all of our residences are within walking distance to stores, restaurants, cafes and public transportation such as Muni, BART and even cable cars.

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Co-living is a concept that is fast-growing and will continue to grow in large cities such as San Francisco. Individuals are presented with luxury living at a fraction of the price while being able to meet other people in the residence with similar interests as them. Apart from offering students and professionals an affordable and realistic housing price, co-living also tackles San Francisco’s housing problems head on and offer a better community for everyone in the city. Urbanests is committed to providing every single tenant an experience that is hard to forget, and offers many different options/locations to satisfy all your housing needs!

Don’t let unrealistic prices of housing in San Francisco stop you from living here, check out our affordable co-living communities that are available today on our website, and take a step closer to living in your dream home!

 

Ready to move into your new home? Contact us for more information on the property of your choice at reservations@urbanests.com

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March is finally making its way into the chilly months of Winter, and Spring is quickly approaching as the weather gets warmer day by day. For our San Francisco students living in our affordable co-living housing, this also means that Spring break is almost here and it is time to get ready for lots of fun activities during the month of March.

With that being said, Spring is also the season of new beginnings, which makes it a perfect time to get you to the healthy and fit lifestyle that you have wanted. This week, we will explore some of the best healthy restaurants in the city of San Francisco so that you can get a head start on your new healthy lifestyle!

 

Nourish Cafe

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With its mission to help you eat healthier and feel amazing through its menu of all-natural, one hundred percent plant based meals, Nourish Cafe is a great place to get your daily dose of vegetables and vitamins while still enjoying some of the most delicious wraps, sandwiches, smoothies, and more! Every ingredient is organic and non-GMO so you can eat your heart out without worry! The Cafe has two location across San Francisco on Hyde Street and 6th Avenue, and they can even cater to individual events as well!

 

 

Kitiva

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A restaurant that offers options free of gluten, dairy, corn, soy, peanuts, refined sugar and seed oils? Count me in!

 

You can definitely enjoy some of your favorite foods in this delicious San Francisco eatery because Kitava offers a full menu of options that are catered to the taste-buds of every customer. Drop by on your lunch break for some delicious Meatloaf, General Tso’s Chicken, Tikka Masala, or even just a simple House Salad!

 

Asian Box

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Craving some healthy Asian food? Asian Box, located on Chestnut Street of San Francisco, is a fully sustainable and healthy eatery that serves some of the most delicious gluten-free meals that are sure to satisfy your tastebuds. Stop by for some authentic and tasty international meals prepared from scratch with no additional additives, and remember, all orders can even be made to your specifications!

 

 

Mixt

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Local, organic, non-GMO and more, Mixt definitely makes our list of one of the best salad places in the city of San Francisco. Each menu item is individually crafted after months of tasting the flavors as well as testing out different preparation methods to bring you the best that you can get in a salad! Every order is filled with all the necessary nutrients and great taste, and if nothing on the menu stands out to you, you can also come to their counter and make your own custom salad.

 

Take the first step into your new healthy lifestyle by trying out these nutritious meals, all located within San Francisco!

Don’t forget to check out our other blogs learn more about everything San Francisco and stay updated with all things happening around the city!

 

As warmer weather is approaching, it’s again time for San Francisco students and interns to begin the search for housing during the Summer. Whether you are a student taking some extra courses or an intern coming to the bay area for an amazing experience, you can count on our San Francisco housing option, The Panoramic, for all your Summer housing needs! The environmentally friendly residence is specifically catered towards students and interns only, and is a brand new, state of the art micro-unit property that features breathtaking views in every room. The building also consists of brand new efficiency studios as well units with spectacular amenities, common areas, and rooftop hangout.

 

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The Panoramic lies at the heart of San Francisco’s thriving high-tech district, with easy access to to transits including BART and Muni, cultural landmarks, farmers markets and grocery stores (Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and others), shopping centers, cafes and amazing restaurants!

 

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Dottie’s True Blue Cafe
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Brenda’s French Soul Food
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Kama Sushi Soma

 

Apart from the great location, this residence has all the amenities you need for your stay in San Francisco! You will be able to have access to the reading and meditation room, washers/dryers, storage space, mail room, and even bike stands. If you are a first-timer in the bay area, you can also make some new friends when staying at this beautiful residence and hang out in the multiple common areas.

 

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Every room are also accessorized with built-in storage, kitchenette with stainless steel energy star appliances, Microwave, fridge and dishwasher, Bay window and window seats, individually controlled heat and ventilation, and even your own Flat screen TV.

 

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Take your San Francisco Summer housing to an all new level and contact us today for inquiries about the property or showings of the rooms! You can also check out the property on our website to see the available room types and prices. If you are coming to San Francisco for the first time, don’t forget to check out our other blog posts to learn about all things San Francisco and fun activities to do around the city!