Both San Francisco and its huge woodsy park, the Presidio, have been honored as bicycle-friendly locales.
San Francisco's universities are yet one more place for older singles to meet up.
Still, some cities are better than others for older singles, especially those who are seeking some place to retire.
We plied the country to find 10 great cities in which to retire for older singles, focusing primarily on places with convivial locals, a solid percentage of AARP-age residents and, of course, a lot of things to do — either solo or with a date.
In 2011, Boston was ranked the fifth most literate big city in the United States, and a high share of area residents have a college degree.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) anchors one of the most efficient regional transit systems in the United States, and the system continues to grow.Baltimore doesn't make a lot of top 10 lists, overshadowed as it is by the powerhouses of the Northeast Corridor.But once you experience the easy pace, historic neighborhoods and waterfront establishments, you'll get Baltimore's nickname: Charm City.It helps, of course, that the city has a fairly compact center loaded with date-friendly diversions — indoors and out — to suit most tastes.San Francisco is among the top 10 metro areas for population density, with more than 800,000 people packed into a central city the size of Disney World. is well known for its eccentricities, but it is also a high-functioning city.The region is also an extremely healthy place to live.