The main commercial strips are Grand Ave. in SSF, Palmetto in Pacifica and San Mateo Ave. in San Bruno. Both downtown SSF and San Bruno are bustling and changing, Pacifica has it’s own coastal vibe with five distinct shopping hearts. That said, most of the shopping will be in shopping centers and strip malls on the main streets running through each city.
San Bruno City Park, Junipero Serra County Park, Milagra Ridge, Mori Point, Devil’s slide, you’ll generally find larger parks in this area for hiking. Sharp Park Beach, Linda Mar Beach, Sharp Park Golf Course, San Pedro Valley County Park
Public transit, freeway, drive in drive out
Highways 1, 101 and Interstate 280 are the main connectors in this district.
Public transit available:
BART in SSF, but this outside the downtown area, more in the newer neighborhoods
CalTrain in SSF, this is just outside the downtown area. SamTrans buses throughout
Personal vehicles are main mode of transport and it wouldn’t be unusual for families to have more than one vehicle for convenience sake.
Is mostly easy accept around commercial areas. The exception would be areas with tight streets, or limited street parking. The interesting thing about the ‘burbs’, is a lot of people don’t use their garages!