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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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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!

 

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2019 has officially ended and the new year is eagerly making its way into the world! San Franciscans all over the city are celebrating the new year with parties, dinners, and lots of fun gatherings in order to enter the 2020 with a positive attitude. As a tradition, this holiday also means reaching new ambitions and goals with the opportunity for a fresh start. Whether it is succeeding in a difficult class, living a healthier lifestyle, or even learning a new talent, we know that sometimes it isn’t always so easy to attain a goal that you have always wanted. So here are some secrets to making a new year resolution and sticking to it!

Plan Ahead

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It is always a good idea to write down your goals and have a suitable plan as to exactly what you want to achieve. For example, the most common new year’s resolution is to start eating healthy and exercising. To attain that resolution, it would be helpful to start thinking about the times or days of the week you want to head to gym so that it fits into your schedule, or even about the healthier options that make it onto your grocery list. Having a good plan will keep you on track and give you motivation for following through with what you have written down.

Rewarding Yourself

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It is not a surprise that a person would be more willing to follow through with something if there is a reward at the other end, especially one prepared by the person who knows you the most: your own self! Rewarding yourself can be an excellent motivation for sticking to that new lifestyle you have always wanted and can even be a great encouragement especially for the first few weeks of your resolution. Make some extra time to treat yourself to a spa day or a trip the movies!

Keep Trying

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Making a change to a lifestyle that you have been following for years is challenging, so it is important to always have a good attitude towards your new goals no matter what happens. Remember that small missteps are always a part of reaching new goals, so don’t be discouraged and give up after making a mistake. It is also absolutely fine to start over and recommit yourself to your objective if you have to.

One Step At A Time

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It may be tempting to try to achieve all your goals at once, but it is actually better if you spread out your strategy and aim for one objective at a time. When you attempt to do everything at once, it is a lot easier to get overwhelmed and discouraged, so concentrate on one thing that you believe you will be able to do, and move on to another once you have reached your goal.

Don’t forget to always have a positive outlook on the new year, and we hope that 2020 will be full of fun and surprises!

Happy New Year from all of us at Urbanests!

December is here and San Francisco streets are lighting up with beautiful and festive Holiday scenery. There’s no doubt that Christmas season is almost upon us, and although it’s only the first week of December, it’s hard to contain the excitement of the season! This year, our holiday spotlight is on the famous buzzing plaza at the heart of San Francisco… Union Square!

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Every year, Union Square hosts a month-long event called Winter Walk where the famous plaza is festively decorated with scenery including 17,000 square feet of green space, food trucks, beer and wine gardens, and many different performances and events. Visitors come out from all over the Bay area to enjoy treats and take Instagramable pictures at the mobile photo stations with their friends and family to spread the Christmas joy.

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Apart from the many food trucks offering delicious treats and meals, Winter Walk also has scheduled performances throughout the month of December that will definitely immerse you in the Holiday spirit! Here is a list of upcoming events found on the event website, including themed performances, carols, and even disco-parties.

  • December 6: Dickens Fair Choir from 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • December 6: “Mean Girls” themed drag performance by local drag queen Tye and friends at 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm & 7:30 pm
  • December 7: Performance by the Salvation Army Children’s Choir
  • December 9: Urban Flowers – Wreath & Centerpiece Demos from 11:00 am-2:00 pm
  • December 13 and 21: Pop-up appearances by the Bay Area’s beloved Dickens Fair
  • December 13: Silent Disco presented by HUSHconcerts from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • December 15: Core Power Yoga from 11:00-11:30 am
  • December 16: Urban Flowers – Wreath & Centerpiece Demos from 11:00 am-2:00 pm
  • December 21: Special Winter Solstice performance by Luminescent Grand (the world’s first synesthesia piano)
  • December 23: Museum of Craft & Holiday Craft Station from 11:00 am-2:00 pm

 

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Another Holiday-highlight from Union Square is their famous outdoor Ice Rink located at the center of the plaza. Every Christmas season, the rink opens and is surrounded by holiday decorations such as the massive Macys Christmas tree, lights, and more. There are also special themed events and parties happening during the month of December, including free ice-skating lessons if you are a beginner. You can check out their full list of events on their calendar!

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It may not snow in San Francisco, but that shouldn’t stop you from all the Holiday fun happening in the city.

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