San Franciso Named Best City in the Nation to Be Sans Children

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Spaghetti tastes so much sweeter sans Junior

For those of you who aren't fond of being forced off the sidewalk to make way for a double-wide stroller or having to listen to ear-piercing screams from the child dining next to you -- then you're in the right place.

Estately, a home-shopping site, has just named San Francisco the best city in the U.S. to be childless.

S.F. grabbed the top spot after researching what American cities have the lowest numbers of children residents and a high number of non-child friendly recreational options, such as nightlife, travel, and leisure. They also interviewed advocates of children-free lifestyles to arrive at the list of top 14 cities with the greatest childless upsides.

So what is San Francisco filling that childless-void with? Food.

With more restaurants than any other American city per capita, we're spending money on eating our way into old age instead of summer camps and piano lessons.

Socially, San Francisco residents are not scorned by their (also likely childfree) peers.

"San Francisco is the best city for childfree living," says Karen Foster, author of No Way Baby! Exploring, Understanding and Defending the Decision NOT to Have Children. "As the frontrunner in alternative lifestyles, you have to do a lot more than not have kids to be considered odd in San Francisco. I lived there from age nineteen to thirty-two and was never once asked when I was getting married and/or having babies. It's a place where the childfree may roam free."

We're inclined to agree; a boozy Sunday brunch is much more enjoyable than reruns of Spongebob Squarepants.

This condom commercial sums up the benefits childfree lifestyle pretty well:

Check out the other top cities here.

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26 comments
Shane Fiftyfour
Shane Fiftyfour

I live here, have a child and another one on the way. My wife stays home with them so they aren't raised by someone we don't really know - i.e. 8am-6pm day cares. Somehow we survive on one income.. I hope nothing changes..

Sheldon Martin Routh
Sheldon Martin Routh

Kids are way less annoying than a lot of the adults you meet in this town...

Dante Forrest
Dante Forrest

No children here. Have enough problems taking care of me

Dax Energi
Dax Energi

Better not to raise children in San Francisco. There are places nearby that have better support to raising young kids.

Mike Alexis
Mike Alexis

the converse of this headline and article is that San Francisco is one of the worst cities in the US to raise children. It's pretty shameful how unlivable and hostile San Francisco is to all but the very rich.

Annie Jordan
Annie Jordan

That relates to the last cover of Time magazine! Haha

Jamie Guzzi
Jamie Guzzi

People just can't afford it because the rent is too expensive. It's hard enough finding a place with a cat!

Alisha Jenkins
Alisha Jenkins

It's not that I don't want children per se but if I never had any, I'd be ok with that.

Ruth Gottstein
Ruth Gottstein

Now for a little historical perspective. San Francisco was a wonderful city to grow up in, and a wonderful city in which to raise three kids. Maybe your view of what is needed needs an adjustment.

Kevin Kirby
Kevin Kirby

Meaning, of course, that children are not to be allowed outside without an escort.

Cynthia McGarvie
Cynthia McGarvie

Tough. My daughter has always enjoyed visiting SF since she was eight years old. It's her favorite city in all of California.

Todd Ganser
Todd Ganser

That's one reason to like SF. More dogs than kids.

Christina Boyle
Christina Boyle

Thankfully I know many who feel differently.. good people helping out so we can enjoy Outside Lands in Our city. So suck it, we're staying AND we're coming to your favorite restaurant.. moahahaha:p

Kim Kibler
Kim Kibler

i remember the stroller infestation of noe valley back in the late 90's. double wides coming down the sidewalk. after 10 years in N.V. i left because it was starting to suck for the other 90% of us. now i live in what some people call nopa and i call the western addition. no stoller influx here. yet.

Monique Wells
Monique Wells

I have a kid and I found this article hilarious and on point. Wouldn't trade my kid in for anything though, and we do plan on moving back to the city when were done up here in the North West.

Eugenia WhoDat Polos
Eugenia WhoDat Polos

leave it to me to live in "stroller gridlocked" noe valley. what? did you send them all to one neighborhood?

Keith Johnston
Keith Johnston

Just a note from someone who used to live in SF but was pushed out financially, when it comes to moving to east bay you have 3 choices, crime, babies or might as well live in alabama. I chose babies (alameda) and man, sometimes I wish I made a different choice. As the sun goes down across the shore its like a symphony of crying, screaming and coo'ing.

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