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Marin Optometric Group

Since 1979 Marin Optometric Group has been providing high-quality family vision care in San Rafael. Offering the attention patients need to fulfill their visual needs, this optometrist office... More

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Ross Painting

Serving all of the Bay Area since 1986, Ross Painting continues to exceed the expectations of homeowners and businesses. A professional painter since 1972 and the owner of his own company since... More

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Balance Chiropractic


The experts at Balance Chiropractic in San Rafael understand that you and your family have busy routines that keep you running around, day in and... More

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Il Davide Cucina Italiana

If you're looking for a truly authentic and delicious Italian meal, you can't go wrong with Il Davide Cucina Italiana. With its charming, rustic d'cor, delectable dishes and fine... More

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    CCS Architecture of San Francisco recently completed a total renovation to the former Houlihan's space on Bridgeway Avenue. The new restaurant is warm, inviting, and has one of the best waterfront views in town. » Read More

San Anselmo Community
Located in Marin County near the city of San Rafael and 20 miles north of San Francisco, San Anselmo is a town that is well known for its...
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While San Anselmo is a small town, residents and visitors do not often feel the need to travel into San Francisco for good food. The town has a...
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Things To Do In San Anselmo, CA
Whether you are part of the San Anselmo community or you are just visiting, you will find many things to do in this charming small town. The...
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San Anselmo, CA Real Estate
The beautiful homes, close community and ideal location are just a few of the many reasons as to why San Anselmo real estate is among some of...
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The charming downtown area of San Anselmo is complete with numerous galleries, creek-side cafes, restaurants and antique shops. Several stone...
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Visitors to San Anselmo will be pleased with cozy, small-town feel that the community offers. The variety of homes here showcase stunning...
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Easter Dining at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael
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On Easter, April 20, Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael will be serving from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM a family friendly bountiful brunch buffet priced...
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Although San Anselmo is small, you do not have to go all the way to San Francisco for nightlife. While the town is generally very quiet at...
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When considering California cities to move to, San Anselmo is one of the best. Located in the heart of Marin County, the gorgeous weather here...
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San Anselmo in Marin County is only twenty miles north of San Francisco. Thanks to its unique shops and boutiques along San Anselmo Avenue, it...
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Local businesses in San Anselmo benefit from the many resources offered by the city, but it is really the genuine support from the community...
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Sports & Recreation in San Anselmo, CA
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The San Francisco Theological Seminary Offers Much to San Anselmo Community

Before San Anselmo ever became known as an antiquing Mecca, the San Francisco Theological Seminary established itself in town. Upon its arrival in 1892, the stone castles transformed the area, attracting people and businesses to San Anselmo, while creating a campus that radiated peace and serenity. Although the seminary is a private institution, its relationship with the San Anselmo is a close...

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Antiquing Tops in San Anselmo

San Anselmo is a small town, but that doesnt stop it from proclaiming itself to be the Antiques Capital of Northern California. With 130 dealers contained to just a few blocks, its not hard to...

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1 Allemand Ln San Anselmo, CA 94960-2401
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1 Brookside Dr San Anselmo, CA 94960-1414
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San Anselmo, CA

San Anselmo Community Perfect Bay Area Location

Only 20 miles north of San Francisco in Marin County is San Anselmo, the city that calls itself the “Antiques Capital of Northern California.” With a population of about 12,340 residents, this San Francisco suburb has much to offer tourists and Bay Area residents who visit this outstanding community.

San Anselmo was given its name by railroad officials in 1883, and the city began growing upon the completion of the San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1892. Many San Francisco residents who had second homes in San Anselmo were permanently living in San Anselmo after the famous 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. Today, you can see the variety of 1940s, 1950s and 1960s homes in the different neighborhoods of San Anselmo. From grand, multi-million dollar estates to modest, cozy bungalows in the hills; San Anselmo’s neighborhoods are some of the most charming and picturesque in all of Northern California.

Education is a high priority for the many college-educated residents of San Anselmo. The schools are tops and offer a variety of programs: sports, languages, art and music. There are also many schools that specialize in performing arts, music and art.

San Anselmo Abounds With Things To Do

San Anselmo is filled with a variety of enjoyable things to do. From antiquing to hiking, residents and tourists enjoy a wide range of activities. Shopping can be found on San Anselmo Avenue in downtown. The street is filled with vintage shops, bookstores and charming cafes that are perfect for people watching. From old records and perfume bottles to one-of-a-kind furniture and vintage ball gowns, there is no telling what you may find by browsing the unique stores on San Anselmo Avenue.

Mount Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Taylor State Park and Point Reyes National Seashore offer some of the very best trails in Northern California for hiking, biking and camping. Kids enjoy whale watching in the winter and outdoor adventure camps in the summer. There are quite a few leagues and sports teams for residents of all ages.

The top-notch schools in San Anselmo and the hillside homes here attract many young couples looking for the perfect place to raise a family. San Anselmo holds many annual festivals, fundraisers and traditional events, such as the annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony on San Anselmo Avenue. The community of San Anselmo has an outstanding reputation for being extremely family oriented, supportive and educated.

Art and Culture in San Anselmo Tops

Art and culture are embraced, supported and encouraged by the residents of San Anselmo. The majority of residents of San Anselmo have college degrees, and the appreciation for local artistry and education is high. There is an abundance of artists, photographers and authors in San Anselmo. There is a playhouse, performing arts school, two music schools and several art galleries. Many make the short trip up to Mount Tamalpais for the traditional Mountain Play each spring. San Anselmo families look forward to movie nights in the park and outdoor concerts each summer in Creek Park.

The Millennium Playground at Memorial Park was principally designed by the children of San Anselmo in May 2000. For one week, more than 1,500 volunteers from San Anselmo and surrounding communities contributed to building the playground. The finished product is a creative layout that includes several lookout stations, towers and even a huge dinosaur guarding a sand pit.

San Anselmo Visitors Enjoy Things To Do, Charming Community

Visitors from all around the world love coming to San Anselmo for its fantastic location, vintage shopping and outdoor activities. The tightly knit community welcomes all travelers, business or pleasure to stay, shop and explore the area. Many tourists enjoy exploring San Francisco during the day and then staying in one of San Anselmo’s charming bed and breakfasts for a quiet evening.

Not far from San Francisco and Mount Tamalpais, San Anselmo is truly an excellent destination for enthusiastic travelers who want to experience Northern California at its finest.

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San Anselmo Daily News
Sacred Spaces religion briefs for the week of April 19, 2014
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 19th, 2014 3:16AM
The Novato Ministerial Association's outdoor Easter sunrise service will take place April 20 at the end of Palmo Court in Novato.
Things to do and see in Marin County, April 17 through 24, 2014
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 18th, 2014 3:15AM
?Couple Above Protruding Plane? is one of Richard Dieterich?s cast metal sculptures on display through June 1 at the MINE Galley in Fairfax.
San Anselmo offers hardship tax rebate program
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 17th, 2014 9:27PM
San Anselmo property owners experiencing financial hardship can apply for a rebate of the town's municipal services, pension override and...
Sacred Spaces religion briefs for the week of April 12, 2014
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 12th, 2014 3:15AM
Chabad Jewish Center of Novato's community Passover Seder with Rabbi Menachem Landa will be presented April 14 at Novato City Hall.
Protecting your passwords after Heartbleed
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 11th, 2014 5:35PM
You've probably heard about Heartbleed by now. It's big, bad wolf of an Internet security problem. And though it's mainly server...
Local law schools leading effort to teach teens privacy
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 9th, 2014 11:01AM
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- As the first cellphone increasingly becomes a preteen rite of passage, a growing group of educators wants to equip adolescent...
San Anselmo man sentenced for sex with girl he met as Tiburon school aide
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 8th, 2014 7:57PM
A 26-year-old San Anselmo man was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday for sex acts with a teenage girl he met at an after-school program in...
Social scene in Marin County for the week of April 8, 2014
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 8th, 2014 3:16AM
The annual Marin Catholic 'Beyond the Blue' fashion show and auction at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael raised more than...
Marin briefs: Two Tamalpais Aquatic Master team members are swimmers of the year
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 6th, 2014 3:09AM
Marin Independent JournalEach year, Swimming World Magazine chooses the top 12 World Masters swimmers of the year.
Three things to do in Marin County, April 5, 2014
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 5th, 2014 3:15AM
West Marin tales? What: Susanna Solomon discusses "Point Reyes Sheriff's Calls," her book of short stories inspired by real local...
Movers & Shakers: San Anselmo woman receives Unsung Hero Award
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 3rd, 2014 7:12PM
SAN ANSELMO resident Cecilia Zamora, executive director of the Latino Council, has received the Unsung Hero Award from the Institute for...
San Anslemo Councilman argues that his home is not illegal second unit
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 3rd, 2014 1:27AM
San Anselmo Councilman Ford Greene sought Wednesday night to convince an independent hearing officer that the basement apartment that he has lived...
San Anselmo Councilman argues that his home is not illegal second unit
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 3rd, 2014 1:27AM
San Anselmo Councilman Ford Greene sought Wednesday night to convince an independent hearing officer that the basement apartment that he has lived...
Women?s Water Polo Outguns Harvard, 13-9
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 2nd, 2014 9:41PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. ? Senior Emily McNamara (Winters, Calif.) and junior Liz Rosen (San Anselmo, Calif.) each whipped in hat tricks to power a potent...
Marin food calendar for the week of April 2, 2014
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 2nd, 2014 3:15AM
BELROSE THEATRE ? 1415 Fifth Ave., San Rafael; 454-6244; Second and fourth Fridays and first and third Saturdays: "Oh...