Introduction to Daly City California
Daly City is a city in eastern San Mateo County, in the Bay Area of Northern California. Daly City is approximately ten minutes south of San Francisco, twenty-five minutes southwest of Oakland, and fifty minutes northwest of San Jose. The city is bounded by the the Pacific Ocean on the west and nearly to San Francisco Bay on the east. Daly City is one of the few majority Asian-American cities in the continental United States .
The first non-native American settlement of the area now occupied by Daly City started in the 1850s. The city was incorporated in 1911, and was named after John Daly, a prominent area businessman.
The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located approximately nine miles to the south of Daly City. The city is also bisected by two major highways, U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 280. Daly City is also served by two Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) system stations as well as the San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) and the San Mateo County Transit District (samTrans).
Daly City has received four "League of California Cities Helen Putnam Awards of Excellence" between 1997 and 2005, the most recent of which were in 2003 for "Community Services & Economic Development" and "Public Works, Infrastructure, and Transportation". Daly City's George Washington Elementary school of the Jefferson Elementary District was recognized as an "Honorable Mention School" by the "California School Recognition Program".
Daly City Arts, Culture, and Entertainment
Daly City residents have easy access to all of the cultural and entertainment attractions of nearby San Francisco and Oakland. Some of the more notable items in and near Daly City include:
- Daly City's seven-mile coast which is accessible to the public
- The Cow Palace arena that is the home for the annual Grand National Rodeo, Horse & Stock Show.
- The Lake Merced Golf and Country Club
- The Golden Gate National Recreation Area which includes Daly City's Thornton Beach
- The Pacific Plaza
- San Bruno Mountain, with 2,063 acres of park land
Daly City's location provides sports-minded residents with access to the many professional teams located in Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose, including:
- The San Jose Skyrockets of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA)
- The Oakland Slammers of the International Basketball League (IBL)
- The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB).
- The San Jose Giants of Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The Giants are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
- The San Francisco Dragons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and the San Jose Stealth of the National Lacrosse League (NLL).
- The San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
- The Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).
- The San Francisco Seals who play in the USL Premier Development League of the United Soccer League (USL).