San Francisco: Most Intelligent and Attractive, Least Affordable
These are dark times in San Francisco. From scary eviction maps to Google bus showdowns to every fourth Facebook friend declaring that they’re moving, it’s easy to forget that we live in a wonderful and inspiring place that hasn’t lost all of its magic just yet. Batkid was a great reminder of that. And Travel+Leisure‘s annual America’s Favorite Cities survey further reminds us that there are still things worth celebrating. Voters ranked San Francisco as the most intelligent (we know how to pronounce Nabokov!), the gay friendliest (John Waters rides MUNI!), and the most attractive (John Stamos is really cute and fake lived here in the ’90s!). But the list also shines a spotlight on the major problem threatening our beloved city: we rank #33 in affordability. Hopefully, all of us smart, hot, and accepting citizens can band together and lead SF back in the right direction.