Moving to San Francisco, CA – Moving to the Bay Area

Planning a move from San Diego to the San Francisco Bay Area? Move Central are the local San Diego movers who can help. We’re a top rated moving company in San Diego because we hire the best movers and give each our our customers personalized care. As a result, we’ve received excellent San Diego moving company reviews on Yelp and HomeAdvisor. We’re also certified as a Pro Mover company by the Better Business Bureau. Whether you’re here because you heard about us from family and friends, or saw our reviews online, we’d love the opportunity to help make your Bay Area move stress-free.

Moving to San Francisco from San Diego

It’s a long road from San Diego to San Francisco, and a long distance move between the two cities can be an emotional and financial drain. At Move Central, we offer a range of San Diego long distance moving services to help save you time and make your move stress-free. We start with firm moving quotes and flat fees for our long distance moves. That way, you can plan your budget, without worrying about hidden fees on moving day.

When you choose Move Central, you know you’ll be getting the best San Diego local movers. Our crew goes through a rigorous application process, including background checks and drug tests, because we want you to feel secure letting us handle even your most precious possessions. Our movers have years of experience both in moving and providing excellent customer service, and that’s why our customers come back again and again.

Moving to San Diego from San Francisco

Moving day might be stressful, but packing can take longer than the actual move, no matter the distance to your new home. Not only that, but improper packing can put your belongings at a serious risk for breaking during transport. Move Central’s experienced San Diego movers and packers use high quality packing and moving supplies to keep everything you own safe, from glassware to carved wooden furniture and delicate mirrors. As Pro Movers, our team will ensure that your belongings arrive safely, and ready to be displayed in your new home.

We also know that sometimes, a move can take more than a day. If your long distance move to San Diego from San Francisco is taking longer than you planned, and you need to store your possessions, trust Move Central to care for them. Our San Diego Storage facility features 24 hour monitoring, alarms and a full staff, so you can have peace of mind. When you find your dream home, we’ll be ready, and can quickly deliver all your belongings to you!

Major Cities in the Bay Area

San Francisco is just one of the many cities that make up the Bay Area of California. Altogether, the Bay Area include 9 counties and 101 municipalities. Here are a few of the other major cities in this area of California.


City Name Population
Oakland 420,000
San Jose 1,000,000
Berkeley 120,000
Palo Alto 67,000
Fremont 230,000
Mountain View 80,000
Daly City 110,000
Hayward 160,000
Redwood City 85,000
Walnut Creek 69,000

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area

If you’re moving to San Francisco, you’re joining a community of over 4.5 million people! Most of them are transplants, as San Fran is one of the most moved to cities in the country. In San Francisco, you’ll get to enjoy the sun, walk tons all over town, and get involved in a super diverse community.

When considering living in San Francisco, you should note that the city is expensive; in fact San Fran is the second most expensive place to live in America. While the median rent is about $1,600 per month, the “hotter” neighborhoods could have you spending upwards of $3,000 for a one bedroom apartment. Houses on average cost about $800,000, and San Francisco ranks above average for every other living cost as well.


Want to know what to do for fun in San Francisco? The options are endless. If you’ve never been, take a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Pacific you can find. You can also try to navigate your way down Lombard Street, which is widely known as the world’s most crooked street. If you’re a fan of Orange is the New Black (or like bleak history), you might enjoy a tour of Alcatraz Island, which used to be a maximum security prison holding such notorious villains as Al Capone.

If you’re hungry after all that, hop on a cable car and go to one of San Francisco’s hundreds of amazing restaurants, since the city has the highest concentration of restaurants per capita anywhere in the US. San Fran is also home to dozens of art museums, parks for hiking and biking, a wonderful zoo, and more. You’ll never be bored when you call San Francisco home.

Want to learn more about moving to San Francisco, and how Move Central can help? Give us a call at (858) 230-8281 for an estimated moving quote.

Weather for San Francisco, CA
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Demographic Info for San Francisco, CA
38.4 years
Median Age
Median Home Value
Median Household Income
32.4 minutes
Average Commute
2.33 people
Average Household Size
Schools in San Francisco, CA
175 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
Type: Private School
1000 Cayuga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
Type: High School
325 La Grande Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
Type: High School
455 Athens St.
San Francisco, CA 94112
Type: Elementary School
241 Oneida Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
Type: Middle School
600 Italy Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
Type: Private School
Places to Eat in San Francisco, CA
Roxie Food Center
Roxie Food Center
1901 San Jose Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
Yelp Rating for Roxie Food Center
Taqueria Guadalajara
Taqueria Guadalajara
4798 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112
Yelp Rating for Taqueria Guadalajara
Ty Sandwich
Ty Sandwich
4829 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112
Yelp Rating for Ty Sandwich
296 Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
Yelp Rating for Pineapples
El Farolito
El Farolito
4817 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112
Yelp Rating for El Farolito
Superstar Restaurant
Superstar Restaurant
4919 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112
Yelp Rating for Superstar Restaurant
Things to Do in San Francisco, CA
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA, USA
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Aquarium of the Bay
PIER 39 The Embarcadero &, Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
San Francisco Tours & Activities
522 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

our clients feedback

  • Started out as not the best experience, but the owner Stan stepped in and rectified all the of issues. Nice to see he stands by his business and its reputation. I will use them again and would confidently recommend them to anyone moving!

    Julie Anderson Avatar Julie Anderson
    4 months ago

    5 star ratingI've had the pleasure of contracting Move Central for several moves now.  Each time they have been consistent with providing professional services, conscientious & polite movers, clean trucks & an enjoyable experience.  I have been happy to refer them to my clients, as well as friends/family.  This is the type... read more

    Tugg S. Avatar Tugg S.
    4 months ago

    5 star ratingWas not the best experience starting out, but the owner Stan stepped in and rectified all the issues. Good to see how he stands by his business and its reputation. I would actually use them again and recommend them for any move!

    Julie A. Avatar Julie A.
    4 months ago
  • 5 star ratingMartin, Isaac, and Eddie were the best movers I've ever had. We were their second job for the day and they had to have been exhausted, but were so efficient. I used to be a travel nurse and have moved several times in my past and have dealt with many... read more

    Kelsey M. Avatar Kelsey M.
    4 months ago

    5 star ratingThe crew I had today with my delivery Frank and Adam not only did they call me 1 hour before arrival as requested, they unloaded my belongings with care and consideration. They work well together and even scoped the BEST method to use before touching anything.. THEY ROCK.. will definitely... read more

    Raven S. Avatar Raven S.
    4 months ago

    5 star ratingWonderful experience with this company!  My wife and I recently moved from San Diego to the Bay Area.  The Move Central management team and movers were amazing.  They were very courteous and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with their services.  My wife is 7 months... read more

    Bryan T. Avatar Bryan T.
    5 months ago
  • 5 star ratingI don't even know where to begin. Wanted to say thanks to Manny, Jaime, and Isaac (sorry if I butchered any of your names) first of all. These guys did an amazing job on one of the hottest days and they did all while laughing and joking around with us.... read more

    Joshua K. Avatar Joshua K.
    5 months ago

    5 star ratingWe hired Move Central for our multi-state move after we got many quotes, they were reasonable, honest, and best of all our belongings were in their own truck. From beginning to end the experience was fabulous..the packing crew was friendly, careful, and respectful. Our belongings made it safely to our... read more

    Leah R. Avatar Leah R.
    5 months ago

    5 star ratingVery professional service! Kelly and Anthony arrived on time and worked their ways through two large rooms very quickly.  They asked the right types of questions regarding boxing like items together and got the job done.  Very friendly also I must add! Will certainly be using this service again!

    Clifton K. Avatar Clifton K.
    5 months ago
  • I had always moved on my own or with the help of friends but to be honest this time I hired movers and they were real polite, friendly and attentive to my specific needs. They made it easy and time efficient to complete my move. Great service thank you again.... read more

    William Vazquez Avatar William Vazquez
    5 months ago

    I have used Move Central twice so far. I highly recommend them for any move in San Diego.

    My family recently moved our small 3 bedroom home into a larger space and the Move Central team was on POINT!

    There's usually a lot of stress involved with moving, but the 4-man... read more

    Jef Latimer Avatar Jef Latimer
    7 months ago

    I've had a great experience. I used the packing service and their storage option for 3 months. Very happy with the service. Highly recommend.

    Bohumila Abhilash Avatar Bohumila Abhilash
    1 year ago
  • We called last minute to schedule a urgent move and they were on it! They showed up with 6 guys and packed our entire house wrapped and packed everything as we wanted. Even drove between houses and storage unit in a different city for us! They were awesome. I would... read more

    Lauren Frye Avatar Lauren Frye
    1 year ago


21,000 moves and counting! Relax while our professionally trained and background checked crews move you to your new home.


Moving long distance? We are licensed and insured and we got you covered. Let us reduce your stress with our consistent high quality.


Relocating your office? Trust your move to our award winning, dependable and efficient crews.


In between homes or just need more space? Store with us short or long term in our clean, secure and modern warehouse.


Small amount or entire home need packing? We can do that as well! Let our trained packing crews save you time and reduce stress.


We sell a full assortment of packing supplies to save you money if you want to pack yourself.

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