One of the world’s most desirable places to live
Located in Northern California on the West Coast of the United States, San Francisco Bay Area (“Bay Area” for short) is one of the wealthiest regions and the third largest metropolitan area in America. San Francisco, the center of San Francisco Bay Area, be constituted by nine surrounding counties and 101 towns, covering 7,000 square miles area. Surrounded by water on three sides, San Francisco has a beautiful environment and pleasant weather. The weather is cool and sunny, known as “one of Americans’ favorite cites.” San Francisco is the cultural and financial center of Bay Area. It also is known for its steep slopes, the unique cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf, ect. San Francisco Bay Area is one of the world’s most desirable places to live. It enjoys natural beauty and reputation of cultural liberty, prosperity, and diversity.
San Francisco Bay Area is the second largest metropolitan area in West Coast of the United States; it has a total population of more than 7 million. The per capita income of Silicon Valley ranks one of the highest in the United States. San Francisco Bay Area is a land boost diverse cultures and the epitome of national ethnic melting pot. Since last decades, a large number of Asians have immigrated to the bay area. In some areas of Silicon Valley, the density of Asian ranks the top in the United States; some cities are even up to 50%.
The home to high-tech industry
Thousands of high-tech companies headquartered in Silicon Valley. One of the important reasons why high-tech industry employees chose to work and high-tech corporations choose to invest here is that the beautiful natural environment provides employees with high quality life and provides corporations with fresh image at same time. Another reason is that institutions of higher education bring lots of technology transfer, such as Palo Alto, the location of Stanford University, is known as the Birthplace of Silicon Valley. Other Universities such as UC Berkerey spur the growth of local high-tech industry; meanwhile it also brings indispensable high-tech human resources for local development.
There are more that 1000 electronics companies of various sizes in Silicon Valley. Since 1980s, Silicon Valley has become the synonym of high-tech gathering area in countries around world with the founding of research institutions of new technology, namely biology, cyberspace, marine, telecommunications, energy materials. Silicon Valley is also the gathering place of U.S. high-tech talents. Currently, there are more than 1 million scientific and technical personals. There are about 1000 the National Academy members and technical and more than 30 Nobel laureates working here. Silicon Valley’s GDP contributes 5% of the whole nation’s GDP, while it accounts for less than 1% of the population of the United States.
Silicon Valley has many world top-notch universities, including the prestigious Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, University of California, San Francisco, Carnegie Mellon University, West Coast Campus.