South San Francisco

Welcome to South San Francisco

Easily distinguished by their hillside sign paying homage to the city's industrial past, South San Francisco is now dubbed as "the birthplace of biotechnology" after Genentech opened its headquarters in 1976. A culturally diverse city of a population of over 67,000, South San Francisco offers a quaint, suburban lifestyle. The Grand is the city's downtown area, where you can find a plethora of restaurants and independently owned shops.

Did You Know?

  • Over 14,000 employees in over 100 biotech companies work in South San Francisco, making it the hub for biotechnology.
  • The bus system SamTrans connects the city to the rest of the Peninsula.

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1427 Chapin Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010

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