big city, you probably want to live in san jose which is a bit more developed as a working city which is basically the heart of silicone valley. San francisco is nice but its best as a tourist spot and not to live in, too expensive anyways.
And being in san jose puts you within minutes of the best riding roads.
Highway 9 - but too crowded with motorcycles in the weekend, there's a restaurant uptop called alices where dozens but i seen hundreds of riders hang out.
about 30-40 minutes to patterson pass, not many riders know's the spot so please keep it a secret ;) .. check it
on the weekdays i can go up and down this road without seing a car for hours.
its the road after oregon raceway, after the shortcut scene where there are windmills and cop chase :)
15 minutes way from highway 17 santa cruz. - too much CHP these days, and even sheriff office is involved in anti bike activity in the weekend. weekday mornings will give you an exclusive access tho :)
State route 130 mt. hamilton. Not many riders because you have to pay at the gate for the good stuff. CHEAP BASTARDS!
there are plenty more but wont go on my top 10.