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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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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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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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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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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 Francisco and parts of Marin County to dial calls differently beginning February 21, 2015
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 22nd, 2015 10:00AM
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Beginning February 21, 2015, residents and businesses with 415 area code telephone numbers must dial...
Marin advocates for new permanent homeless shelter think bigger
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 22nd, 2015 12:25AM
Marin advocates for a new, year-round homeless shelter in Marin have reassessed their initial plan, to simply expand the county's emergency...
Marin gets good grades on tobacco policies
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 21st, 2015 8:31PM
Marin residents can breathe easy regarding tobacco use in the county, according to an annual report by the American Lung Association.
San Rafael fields concerns about SMART bicycle and pedestrian pathways
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 21st, 2015 8:31PM
San Rafael will forward community concerns about incomplete plans for a bicycle and pedestrian pathway along the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit...
Work underway to replace aged pipes in Ross Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 18th, 2015 7:33PM
Work to replace aging, leak-prone pipes in Belvedere, Tiburon, Ross and San Anselmo is underway after the rains caused delays.
Four historic Ross Valley bridges to be replaced
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 16th, 2015 1:07AM
A sign on the Madrone Avenue Bridge stands as an eerie reminder of the disaster nine years ago, when storm waters poured over the banks of San...
Ross Valley communities consider adopting standardized social host ordinance
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 14th, 2015 10:16PM
It could soon became a violation of the law in San Anselmo whenever two people under the age of 21 gather and either imbibes alcohol.
Historic family nursery in San Anselmo will close
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 12th, 2015 8:22PM
Sunnyside Nursery, which opened in San Anselmo 75 years ago, will go out of business at the end of this month.
Historic Marin family nursery Sunnyside to close in San Anselmo
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 12th, 2015 8:22PM
Sunnyside Nursery, which opened in San Anselmo 75 years ago, will go out of business at the end of this month.
5.9-quake strikes near Zambales
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 11th, 2015 12:57PM
Many residents rushed outside their houses when they felt the ground shaking at 3:32 a.m. on Sunday in San Antonio, Zambales, said Erwell...
With bridge to close and baby to come, Marin couple weighs options
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 9th, 2015 6:29PM
[...] their due date came and went on Wednesday, and with the weekend closure of the Golden Gate Bridge looming Friday night ? technically, 12:01...
Ted O'Connell, guitarist with the Treble Makers band, found dead at 57
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 7th, 2015 3:09PM
The Marin music community was shocked and saddened by the unexpected death of Ted O'Connell of San Anselmo, a guitarist with the popular...
2015 National Young Game Inventors Contest Winner Announced: State The Picture Game Wins Kids' Contest
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 7th, 2015 1:08PM
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Katlyn Chiles, an 11 year old, was named the winner of the National Young Game Inventors contest...
Pandit Chitresh Das, renowned Indian dance master, dies in San Rafael at 70
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 6th, 2015 7:36PM
Pandit Chitresh Das, an Indian classical dance master who was part of the Indian artistic community in Marin County that blossomed around the Ali...
County OKs Ross Valley bridge replacement plan
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 6th, 2015 5:44PM
A $13.3 million flood protection plan to replace four bridges that bottleneck Ross Valley creeks was endorsed by county supervisors Tuesday.