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Did you know that the Bay Area is home to the most dog-friendly city in the country? Turns out it’s a great place to retire, too. So, your furry friend can likely follow you everywhere! Plus, if you aren’t ready to retire and work in tech or finance, the Bay Area is for you! Startups and industry icons make their homes in the Bay Area, too.

In the Bay Area of California, LGI Homes has affordable new homes for active adults, first-time homebuyers and families. Our active adult community has world-class amenities and gorgeous new homes built for adults 55 and over. Our homes for families are one and two-story residences with spacious rooms and open-concept floor plans. Every new LGI home includes designer upgrades at no extra cost to the homebuyer and offers unmatched quality and value. Schedule a visit to one of our Bay Area new home neighborhoods online today. 

Enjoy a World-Class Lifestyle

  • #1 'Best Places to Live in California in 2022' (Bankrate)
  • #1 'Best Places to Retire in California 2022' (World Population Review
  • #1 '14 Best Places to Live in California in 2022 - 2023' (US News)
  • World-famous attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, Palace of Fine Arts, Twin Peaks & Asian Art Museum
  • Major employers in the Bay Area include Salesforce, Wells Fargo & Co, Charles Schwab Corp, Ernst & Young, Oracle Peak & Williams Sonoma
  • Bay Area Sports Teams across all major leagues, including MLB (Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants), NFL (San Francisco 49ers), NBA (Golden State Warriors) and NHL (San Jose Sharks)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.


What is the Bay Area?

The Bay Area is the short name for California's San Francisco Bay Area. The San Francisco Area is a populous Metropolitan region surrounding the San Francisco, Suisun Bay and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California. Nine counties are part of the Bay Area: San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Marin, Solano and Sonoma. 

Is Silicon Valley in the Bay Area?

Yes, Silicon Valley is one of the most well-known areas of the Bay Area. Most sources indicate that Silicon Valley includes Santa Clara, San Jose, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Cupertino and Menlo Park.


How is public transportation in the Bay Area of California?

The Bay Area is known for its sound public transportation system, especially in and around San Francisco. In the Bay Area, commuters have access to buses, trains, trolleys and ferries. The Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) is an excellent option for commuters looking to travel throughout the Bay Area. 


What are some famous beaches near the Bay Area?

The Bay Area encompasses several counties and has numerous beaches. Some Bay Area beaches include Albany Beach, Crown Memorial Beach, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, Stinson Beach, Muir Beach and Moss Beach. 


What are some major attractions in the Bay Area?

The Bay Area has a lot to offer residents and tourists. Many popular attractions include Fruitvale, Sonoma Farm Trails, Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Silicon Valley, Asian Art Museum, The Walt Disney Family Building Museum, Haight Ashbury, San Francisco Zoo, SFMoMA and The Palace of Fine Arts. Remember to check out Bay Area's Chinatown for several exciting things to do. 


What significant corporations call the Bay Area home?

The Bay Area and Silicon Valley are home to many of the largest companies in the world. The area is home to 38 Fortune 500 companies. Many significant companies in the area include Alphabet (Google), Apple, Meta (Facebook), Adobe, PayPal, Oracle, Visa, Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, Genentech, Atlassian, Nvidia, Cisco, VMware and Intel. 


What are some of the most significant industries in the Bay Area?

The Bay Area in California has a diverse economy with many industries. Some of the largest include information, education, health services, hospitality, government, finance, logistics, energy, professional services manufacturing and farming. 


What is the Bay Area bBest known for?

The Bay Area has many landmarks and recognizable characteristics in movies and photos. It's also known for Silicon Valley and several technology companies, progressive/liberal politics, wine country, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, respected universities, Chinatown, historical buildings and famous streets Lombard and Powell. 


What professional sports teams call the Bay Area home?

The Bay Area is home to several professional sports teams in various leagues. The Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco City FC, San Jose Earthquakes and San Jose Sharks call the Bay Area home. 


How many ports and harbors are in the Bay Area?

According to World Port Source, four ports are in the Bay Area: Port of Oakland, Port of Richmond, Port of San Francisco and Port of Redwood City. The Port of Oakland is the largest in California's Bay Area. 


Are there brand-new luxury homes for sale in the Bay Area?

Yes, there are several new residential construction projects active throughout the Bay Area. Several new home construction communities are located in less populated areas or just outside major cities. Homebuyers can find small infill projects in dense urban areas. 

LGI Homes has affordable one and two-story new homes for families of different sizes and an active adult (55+) new home community with world-class amenities and several floor plan options. 


What upgrades does LGI Homes include at no extra cost to homebuyers?

Homebuyers will enjoy a chef-ready kitchen with upgraded wood cabinetry with crown molding, high-end appliances, granite or quartz countertops and an undermount sink. Homes include upgraded flooring, integrated technology, dual pane windows, professional front-yard landscaping and much more. See details about these upgrades by visiting our CompleteHome™ webpage.