Quality of Life

Daly City offers a wide variety of recreational activities. Daly City's scenic seven-mile coast is accessible to the public. San Bruno Mountain, with 2,063 acres of diverse parkland, offers spectacular views of the entire Bay Area and the Pacific Ocean. Lake Merced Golf and Country Club are located within Daly City and the Olympic Club-Lakeside and the San Francisco Golf Club are adjacent to Daly City's northern boundary. 

The City's Parks and Recreation Department offers more than 2,000 classes in activities that include ballroom dancing, quilting, first aid, and various intramural sports. Over 15,000 adults participate in these classes and more than 260 teams compete in the youth sports leagues. Daly City's Public schools fall within certain districts that have local district administrators and elected school boards.


  • There are three elementary (grades K-8) school districts serving Daly City: Brisbane, Bayshore, and Jefferson Elementary. Jefferson Union High School District, the largest school district, serves most of Daly City's grade 9-12 students, as well as Brisbane, Bayshore, Colma, and portions of San Bruno and the City of Pacifica. The South San Francisco Unified School District also serves residents in the Serramonte area of Daly City.
  • There are also several private and parochial schools accessible and convenient to Daly City residents beginning with preschool through graduate school.
  • Six colleges or universities are located within a ten-mile radius of Daly City and an additional twelve colleges or universities are located within a fifty-mile radius, including U.C. Berkeley, Stanford, San Francisco State University, and U.C. San Francisco.