About South San Francisco, California
South San Francisco, CA, is a city located in San Mateo County, California, on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. The city has a population of 58,933 and covers an area of 30.17 square miles, with 9.20 square miles of land and 20.97 square miles of water. South San Francisco is known for its mild winters and dry cool summers, with the hills to the west shielding the city from much of the fog that prevails in neighboring areas.
The city is recognized as the “Biotech Capital of the World” due to its numerous biotech companies, such as Genentech. South San Francisco offers its citizens a comfortable living environment, with fine residential areas, parks, swimming pools, and a marina. The city has grown significantly since World War II, with the opening of subdivisions like Buri Buri, Winston Manor, and Westborough on the slopes west of El Camino.
South San Francisco is easily accessible, with the San Francisco International Airport located just north of the city. The city is also home to the South San Francisco Station, which offers BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) services, and ferry service is available at the nearby Oyster Point Ferry Terminal.
The city offers a variety of activities, restaurants, and places to stay, making it an attractive destination for both locals and visitors. Some popular attractions in South San Francisco include Sign Hill Park, Oyster Point Park and Marina, and the nearby San Francisco Bay. The city is also home to several hotels, such as the Courtyard SFO and the Residence Inn SFO at Oyster Point Waterfront.