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Friday, August 9, 2013

San Franciso Named Best City in the Nation to Be Sans Children

Posted By on Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 2:46 PM

click to enlarge Spaghetti tastes so much sweeter sans Junior
  • Spaghetti tastes so much sweeter sans Junior

For those of you who aren't fond of being forced off the sidewalk to make way for a double-wide stroller or having to listen to ear-piercing screams from the child dining next to you -- then you're in the right place.

Estately, a home-shopping site, has just named San Francisco the best city in the U.S. to be childless.

S.F. grabbed the top spot after researching what American cities have the lowest numbers of children residents and a high number of non-child friendly recreational options, such as nightlife, travel, and leisure. They also interviewed advocates of children-free lifestyles to arrive at the list of top 14 cities with the greatest childless upsides.

So what is San Francisco filling that childless-void with? Food.

With more restaurants than any other American city per capita, we're spending money on eating our way into old age instead of summer camps and piano lessons.

Socially, San Francisco residents are not scorned by their (also likely childfree) peers.

"San Francisco is the best city for childfree living," says Karen Foster, author of No Way Baby! Exploring, Understanding and Defending the Decision NOT to Have Children. "As the frontrunner in alternative lifestyles, you have to do a lot more than not have kids to be considered odd in San Francisco. I lived there from age nineteen to thirty-two and was never once asked when I was getting married and/or having babies. It's a place where the childfree may roam free."

We're inclined to agree; a boozy Sunday brunch is much more enjoyable than reruns of Spongebob Squarepants.

This condom commercial sums up the benefits childfree lifestyle pretty well: Check out the other top cities here.
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