Novato is full of hidden-gem neighborhoods, such as Bel Marin Keyes, where residents live on the water for a reasonable price, and Hamilton, a family-friendly former military base. Property values here are the best in Marin. It's a long drive into San Francisco, but the trade-offs are lower cost of living, warmer weather, a laid-back lifestyle, and quick access to the wine country for day trips and weekend getaways. Marin Country Club, one of the most respected private country clubs in Northern California is located in Novato, offering golf, swimming, tennis, and dining.
2021 Oct YTD median price: $1,205,000.
2021 Oct YTD average $/square foot: $571.
2021 Oct YTD homes sold: 527
2021 Oct YTD highest sale price: $4,275,000
Distance from San Francisco: 30 miles
Elevation: 30 feet
Climate: Warm-summer mediterranean
Average annual rainfall: 25 inches
Summer highs/lows: 50's-80's, with 12 days in the 90's
Winter highs/lows: 40's-50's
Destinations: Stafford Lake, Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, Grant Avenue Farmer's Market, Indian Valley Golf Club, Sukha Yoga, California Cheese Trail, Pacheco Ranch Winer
Schools: Novato Unified School District