Suze Orman says the American Dream for New Yorkers is different from the rest of the country - NYPOST.com
Can also be applied to living in San Francisco. I am often tormented, less so these days since the economy tanked, by the reality that I will never be able to afford a home of my own (single woman.) However, I'm content with this lot in life of non home ownership. As long as I live in an apartment building that is clean, safe, and well maintained. Being close to all that city life can provide you is the key. I enjoy the opportunity that city dwelling affords me; walking to a local restaurant, running in Golden Gate Park (hello I never do this) or taking the MUNI to either the beach or to SOMA. The Theater, Symphony and the Opera are all here and one has to include the concerts and local events that happen regularly from The Oyster Festival to Opera at the Ballpark. I have it all in my city and love the fact that I can have it all. I love SF and I hope to grow old and savvy just like my city.