San Anselmo is located just north of Ross Valley (north of San Francisco about 20 miles) right in the heart of Marin County, between San Rafael and Fairfax. San Anselmo is conveniently close to Highway 101, making it easy to jump on the freeway to commute around the Bay Area.
It’s not uncommon for residents to commute to San Francisco's financial district or other parts of the city for work. Traffic is common in California cities and carpooling is strongly encouraged. Golden Gate Transit commuter buses 24, 26 and 27 will take you from San Anselmo to the Financial District but the ride is about an hour and the bus runs during limited hours: 4:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Bus 23 and 29 will take you to San Rafael and Bus 24 will take you to Fairfax. View the complete Golden Gate Transit bus route schedule here.
The Golden Gate Transit buses are very well kept. Not only is taking the bus a greener way to commute, but it's actually very enjoyable. Consider this: the buses are on time; they have bike racks; there's even an online Trip Planner that makes it easy to manage your schedule. You can view the online planner here.
Many of the buses even have hydraulic steps that make it easy to board with a stroller or wheelchair. There is no stress of sitting in traffic. Instead, you can enjoy the ride to work with a book, take a short nap or watch the passing scenery. Riding the bus is truly a great way to enjoy being out and about every day in beautiful California.
There are several taxi cabs that service San Anselmo. One of the best is Safari Taxi Service. The vehicles are clean, comfortable and the drivers undergo a thorough background check and drug test to ensure passenger safety. The airport fare to either SFO or OAK is $80.
Phone: (415) 462-0808.
A Marin Taxi also serves the San Anselmo area and has a vehicle that is designed to better assist the disabled and elderly. The base fare is $2.99 a mile and $90 to SFO and $80 to OAK.
Phone: (415) 497-6656
Although many San Anselmo residents love biking, hiking and walking; they also understand that it is necessary to have a vehicle. The local buses operate on limited hours and only take you to certain surrounding areas. If you want to get the most out of living in San Anselmo, having a car is simply a necessity.
South of San Anselmo is the majestic Mount Tamalpais. Hikers, bikers, horseback riders and campers love the natural beauty of the mountain and its breathtaking views of Marin. Biking routes, hiking trails and campsites run throughout Mount Tamalpais, Point Reyes National Seashore and Samuel P. Taylor State Park. You’ll find several parks in San Anselmo perfect for kids, providing clean, fun playgrounds. Other parks are left untouched and undeveloped, allowing walkers and hikers the opportunity to stroll through parts of San Anselmo in their natural state.