What used to be known as an antiquing town, San Anselmo has found its new identity and turned itself into a vibrant community made up of hip restaurants and eclectic boutiques. A quaint family town, San Anselmo is a destination for San Franciscans as well local Marin-ites who seek a walk or bike-friendly lifestyle. With an abundance of ultra-charming vintage homes and warm weather patterns, San Anselmo perfectly blends lifestyle with charm. San Anselmo is home to Craftsman-style homes, Tudors, and even Spanish Mediterranean styles. Home prices in the area range from $800,000-$3M.
The schools are located in the Ross Valley School District (rated 10 out of 10 by greatschools.org) and are highly sought after and include Brookside, Hidden Valley, Manor, and Wade Thomas Elementary. White Hill Middle and Sir Francis Drake High round out the award-winning local schools. United Market anchors one end of town while M.H. Bread & Butter is a staple at the other. As far as dining options go, some staples are Marinitas for Mexican, Insalata’s for American Mediterranean, L’Appart for French and Cuchina for Italian, Comforts for lunch, and Marin Coffee Roasters for coffee. Enjoy San Anselmo’s many community activities and annual tree lighting ceremony. And remember to take a bike ride or drive on Center Road, which offers sweeping views and cyclist bypasses.