Hey Everyone!

Longtime lurker, first time poster. I wanted to get some input from some San Franciscans, if possible.

There's a 50/50 chance that San Francisco will be in my not-too-distant future, mainly due to my girlfriend's grad school options. I currently work in higher education around Indianapolis, but would be happy to follow her to the West Coast. Has anyone here made this jump before? If so, could you offer any sort of advice (financial or otherwise) to making this transition as smooth as possible?

I've made a similar jump before (to Seattle), but I was young/naïve, and thus came back to middle earth shortly thereafter.

Thanks, and it's nice to meet you all!