South San Francisco, CA was incorporated as a city in 1908, just shortly after the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Many people assume that South San Francisco is actually part of San Francisco itself, but the boundaries do not even touch, with the city of Brisbane located between them. During the 1920’s, South San Francisco was home to one of the largest orchid farms in the United States. Demand for housing in the area saw its’ closure in 1998.
There are several features which set South San Francisco apart from its’ neighboring towns. One is the Farmers Market held daily from May through October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is very popular because it only sells products that are locally grown and sold by the farmers who grew them. The second is the Centennial Way Park established to celebrate the city’s 100th birthday in 2008. It is a Class I Bicycle and pedestrian trail that also has a dog park adjacent to the park itself. The Park is famous for being bicycle and pedestrian friendly, with good lighting so it can be used both night and day.
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