San Francisco Main Office
685 Market Street, Suite 460
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 777-1688 (tel)
(415) 777-2298 (fax)
San Francisco is located in Northern California, at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean to the west, San Francisco Bay to the east, and the Golden Gate to the north. The city is part of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is home to more than 7.6 million people (as of 2008). San Francisco is the cultural, financial and urban center of the region. It squeezes over 1,000,000 people in only 47 square miles, making it the second most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco also has the largest commuter and daytime population than any other city in the Bay Area.
In 1776, the Spanish settled the tip of the peninsula, establishing a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for Francis of Assisi. The California Gold Rush in 1848 propelled the city into a period of rapid growth, transforming it into the largest city on the West Coast at the time. After being devastated by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. During World War II, San Francisco was the send-off point for many soldiers to the Pacific Theater. After the war, the confluence of returning servicemen, massive immigration, and liberalizing attitudes cemented San Francisco as a liberal bastion in the United States.
San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination famous for its landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, Coit Tower, and Chinatown, its steep rolling hills, and its eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. The city is also known for its diverse, cosmopolitan population, including large and long-established Asian American communities
Directions to San Francisco Main Office
Driving Directions from East Bay
Take I-80 W toward San Francisco. Cross Bay Bridge. Take Fremont Street Exit. Turn left onto Fremont Street. Turn left onto Howard Street. Turn right onto Third Street. Turn right on Stevenson Street into the Stevenson Street Garage, directly behind our Market Street offices. Walk one half-block down Third street, turn right onto Market Street. End at 685 Market Street, between Third Street and New Montgomery.
Driving Directions from South Bay
Take US-101 N toward SAN FRANCISCO. Keep Right to take I-80 toward Bay Bridge/Oakland/Seventh St/US-101 N. Take the Fourth Street exit toward Embarcadero. Turn Slight Left onto Bryant Street. Turn left onto 3rd Street. Turn right on Stevenson Street into the Stevenson Street Garage, directly behind our Market Street offices. Walk one half-block down Third street, turn right onto Market Street. End at 685 Market Street, between Third Street and New Montgomery.
Driving Directions from North Bay
Take US-101 S toward SAN FRANCISCO. Cross Golden Gate Bridge and take Downtown Exit to Lombard Street. Turn right on Van Ness Avenue. Turn left on O'Farrell Street. Turn left on Market Street. Turn right on New Montgomery and go one block to Mission Street. Take right on Mission Street. Take right onto Third Street. Turn right on Stevenson Street into the Stevenson Street Garage, directly behind our Market Street offices. Walk one half-block down Third street, turn right onto Market Street. End at 685 Market Street between Third Street and New Montgomery.
Stevenson Street Garage: $2.50 per 20 minutes. $19 for up to 8 hours.
All listed public transit are within 2 blocks of the office.
Bart/Muni Stop: Montgomery Street Station; F Market, J Church, K Ingleside, L Taraval, M Oceanview, N Judah, S Castro, T Third Street.
Buses: 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, 4 Sutter, 5 Fulton, 6 Parnassus, 7 Haight, 9 San Bruno, 10 Townsend, 14 Mission, 21 Hayes, 30 Stockton, 31 Balboa, 38 Geary, 45 Union-Stockton, 71 Haight-Noriega, and 76 Marin Headlands