Sunnyvale — #1 — Designated the Safest City in the U.S. by SmartAsset in 2015 and 2016.
Santa Cruz/Watsonville — #2 — National Geographic gave Santa Cruz the silver medal in their 2017 list of the Happiest Cities in the U.S.
San Jose — #6 — In the same Happiest Cities in the U.S. list, National Geographic awarded San Jose sixth place.
Oakland — #3 — WalletHub’s list of the top ten Most Diverse Cities in the U.S. distinguished Oakland with third place in 2016.
San Jose — #7 — Additionally, WalletHub also honored San Jose with seventh place on their list of Most Diverse Cities in 2016.
San Francisco — #2 — Washington Post’s 2015 list of the Best Food Cities in America.
San Francisco — #1 — As of 2018, U.S. News and World Report had San Francisco in their top spot for Best Foodie Cities in the U.S.
Napa Valley — #6 — U.S. News and World Report also granted Napa sixth place on their list in 2018.
San Francisco — #2 — The Daily Meal listed San Francisco as the second Best Food City in 2017.
San Francisco — #8 — According to WalletHub in 2018, San Francisco is the eighth Best Place to take a Staycation, or a city to live and vacation in.
San Francisco— Thrillist featured San Francisco as one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the U.S.
San Francisco — #1 — In 2015, SmartAsset honored San Francisco as the Most Interesting City in America.
Oakland — #7 — In the same 2015 SmartAsset list, Oakland was ranked as the 7th Most Interesting City in America.
San Francisco — #16 — Business Insider honored San Francisco on their 2018 list of the Cities with the Best Quality of Life in the world.
U.C. San Francisco Medical Center — #1, #5 — Top hospital in California and 5th Best Hospital in the U.S., as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. UCSF is also nationally ranked in 15 different specialties and 10 pediatric specialties.
Stanford Hospital— #3, #9 — U.S. News and World Report awarded Stanford the bronze medal and designated them with national ranks in 13 specialties. Stanford also made top ten on their national list.
U.C. Davis Medical Center— Becker’s Hospital Review listed U.C. Davis Medical Center on their 2018 list of the 100 Great Hospitals in America.
Stanford University— #3 — As ranked by U.S. News and World Report on their 2018 of the Top Global Universities.
U.C. Berkeley— #4 — Right behind Stanford, U.S. News, and World Report ranked Berkeley as the fourth-best university in the world.
Stanford University— #5 — As ranked by U.S. News and World Report on their 2018 of the Best Colleges in the U.S.
Mission San Jose High School (Fremont) — #8 — U.S. News and World Report on their list of the Best High Schools in California.
Monta Vista High High School (Cupertino) — #13 — U.S. News and World Report on their list of the Best High Schools in California.
Lynbrook High School (San Jose) — #17 — U.S. News and World Report on their list of the Best High Schools in California.
Salesforce (San Francisco) — #1 — 2018 Best Company to Work For in the U.S., according to Forbes.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (San Francisco) — #6 — Forbes ranked Kimpton as the 6th Best Company to Work For in 2018.
Workday (Pleasanton) — #7 —Right behind Kimpton on Forbes’ 2018 list of the Best Companies to Work For.
Genentech (South San Francisco) — #8 —Forbes ranked Genentech as the 8th Best Company to Work For in 2018.
Google (Mountain View) — #2 — LinkedIn’s 2018 Top 10 Companies
Facebook (Menlo Park) — #3 — LinkedIn’s 2018 Top 10 Companies
Salesforce (San Francisco) — #4 — LinkedIn’s 2018 Top 10 Companies
Tesla (Palo Alto) — #5 — LinkedIn’s 2018 Top 10 Companies
Apple (Cupertino) — #6 — LinkedIn’s 2018 Top 10 Companies
Oracle (Redwood Shores) — #9 — LinkedIn’s 2018 Top 10 Companies