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 Franciscan’s 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-$3MM.
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 local award winning schools. The picturesque downtown has an upscale selection of entrepreneurial restaurants and shops. 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 Roaster’s for coffee. Center Road sits on a former railroad track, and is now open to vehicles, offering scenic bypasses for mountain and road cyclists. The community offers a variety of activities for young and old, with an extensive array of classes, camps, and other offerings from the San Anselmo Recreation Department, a holiday tree lighting ceremony, and outdoor movie nights during the summer months.