San Anselmo’s climate, rich history and strong sense of community make it a wonderful place to live. It is at the top of the list for many homebuyers seeking a walk or bike-friendly lifestyle. The railroad played a vital role in San Anselmo’s history. The town was mostly pastoral until 1875, when the North Pacific Railroad completed the line from Sausalito to Tomales, via San Anselmo. With numerous annual events, hiking and biking trails, and fine dining, San Anselmo is still known as the “hub” today. It is home to craftsman style homes, Tudors, and even Spanish and Mediterranean estates. Located at a major crossroads in the center of the county, cycling to town is enthusiastically embraced. The picturesque downtown offers a selection of high-end restaurants, art galleries and shops. San Anselmo is located between Ross and Fairfax. This means that depending on the neighborhood, homes in San Anselmo run the gamut from cozy, little entry-level bungalows to multimillion-dollar estates, but most areas share an appealing charm whatever the price point, and the schools are top-notch. The community offers a variety of activities for old and young, with an extensive array of classes and camps. A holiday tree lighting ceremony, and outdoor movie nights during the summer months are amongst the best local events in Marin.
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