Orientation Tour


Getting acquainted with a new community involves far more than physical orientation. This eight-hour area orientation tour offers a comprehensive overview of your destination area so you can make the best lifestyle decision when relocating to San Francisco.

Our Relocation Specialists will help you find out about day-to-day life and where the local amenities are in the different areas of the San Francisco Bay Area. Even a small taste of what’s to come can help you make a more informed decision on your choice of town, neighborhood, and school for your children.

By offering area orientation tours our goal is to allow you to make a realistic evaluation of your new location. This area orientation tour allows for a confident first step in the relocation process and gives you the opportunity to prepare your family for what to expect.

For Companies, these area orientation tours and our corporate relocation services also serve as an effective recruiting tool by offering a comprehensive approach to the impact of the move for the potential candidate or transferee.

Topics we cover


  • Housing: types and prices for rental and purchase
  • Schools: public vs. private
  • The Bay Area Market, business community and benefits information
  • The cost of living compared to the departure market
  • Climate and weather patterns of the Bay Area
  • Commute patterns: roads, airports, public transportation
  • Official documentation: social security, driver’s license, etc.
  • Banking: explanation of credit scores for international clients
  • Local resources, recreation, entertainment, shopping, etc.
  • Information on alternatives like education, non-profit volunteering, etc.

Why San Francisco Relocate?

Our Relocation Specialist will offer you complete relocation assistance and will help you in every step of the way. At San Francisco Relocate we are extremely passionate about our work and advocating on behalf of our clients because we know it makes a difference. We always have our clients’ best interests in mind and do whatever it takes to get the job done at the very highest standard without taking any short cuts.

Alicia recently helped us find an apartment in San Francisco for our son. She was organized, and knew the sections of the city well. We visited nearly twenty apartments in two days and we obtained our first choice. The competition for apartments is fierce and we would never have been able to obtain what we did on our own, despite being California residents and having spent time in the Bay Area previously. Wonderful person, knows her subject and knows her city. Highly recommended without reservation.

Kevin Wingert
Physician New Millenium Medicine
Moved from Santa Barbara (California) to San Francisco

Alicia was very easy to work with in our search for a San Francisco rental apartment. The rental market in the Bay Area can be difficult to navigate and complicated, but she made the process very simple and fun. She provided a great orientation to the various neighborhoods and we were able to secure a great apartment in less than 2 days. I would definitely recommend that you hire Alicia if you need to find an apartment in San Francisco and have a limited time frame. She was a tremendous help to us and very professional. Great job!

Ronald Lee
Physician Mark David Levine MD Psychiatrists Professional Corporation
Moved from Baltimore (Maryland) to San Francisco

Recommended by a mutual acquaintance, Alicia was great to work with. Most people who have been through a relocation process, particularly from the other side of the world, know how complicated and stressful the predicament of international relocation can be. Alicia’s deep local knowledge of the Bay area was key in finding the right house. Our new home meets both my professional constraints (budget, commute, etc.) and my family needs. Alicia went also beyond her role by providing numerous advices that have made our transition much easier. I can highly recommend Alicia for your relocation needs in particular if you are moving from the Old world.

Eric Gabrys
Trade and Investment CommissionerBrussels Invest and Exports
Moved from Brussels (Belgium) to San Rafael

It was by far the best introduction to San Francisco. We are a family of 4 coming from Spain and we really did not know much about the city. Alicia understood exactly where we wanted to live and which schools to take us. We are extremely pleased with their services and all this would not have been possible without her. We strongly recommend Alicia, she is very knowledgeable about the Bay Area and takes time to understand your needs and provide adequate solutions.

Fernando Diez
CEO Milesman Laser
Moved from Leon (Spain) to Tiburon, Marin County

Alicia is a very professional and results oriented relocator that knows every corner in San Francisco, can charm and convince any landlord and follows a very tight and efficient schedule. Alicia adapts immediately to customer needs and therefore delivers a perfect service. In my case, in just two days, we have visited over 15 apartments and singed the perfect deal thereafter. Hence, I can highly recommend her services.

Tobias Haag
Founder and CEO TBA
Moved from Berlin (Germany) to San Francisco

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