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Novato

Warm and welcoming city with sunny weather and top attractions.

Welcome to Novato

Warm and welcoming city with sunny weather and top attractions

Novato is a thriving and spacious city that’s a wonderful place to call home. Currently, a bustling population of 55,642 residents lives in the area. It is about 30 miles north of San Francisco, making it one of the more distant Bay-area communities. As such, this city is a marvelous deal for home buyers. You can effortlessly find a single-family home for hundreds of thousands of dollars less than in (or immediately around) San Francisco.
 
Another stand-out feature of this city is its all-encompassing design. In Novato, you can easily access most types of stores, restaurants, businesses, outdoor recreation spaces (on land and on water), museums, and more. There is so much packed into this area that you never have to leave town to find what you want or need. This makes daily life far easier for Novato locals.

What to Love

  • Sunny weather
  • An inviting, community-centric city
  • Numerous area attractions
  • Convenient shopping and dining
  • Excellent value for home buyers

Local Lifestyle

Life is an absolute dream for residents of Novato. The sun is almost always shining, everything you need is minutes from home, and neighborhoods have a friendly and welcoming feel. Spend your free time gathering with friends and family at home, or visit one of the many local attractions in the area. The 101 runs directly through Novato, which is great for those who commute to San Rafel or San Francisco. There’s so much to do, see, and explore when residing in this remarkable city.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

When it comes to all of the stores and restaurants in Novato, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. With so many choices, it pays to know where the locals go.
 
On the southern end of town surrounding the 101, you’ll encounter countless dining establishments. Upon relocating to the area, be sure to grab a table at CRAVE, Aurora Ristorante Italiano, Maya Palenque Restaurant, and Taki Japanese Restaurant. Care for a pre or post-dinner drink? Speakeasy Novato is a cozy cocktail bar with a highly impressive beverage menu. 
 
Traveling to the north side of Novato, there are even more restaurants to try. Locals can’t get enough of the menu offerings at places such as HopMonk Tavern Novato, Chao Praya, Masa Sushi, Chianti Cucina, Finnegan’s Marin Restaurant, Batika India Bistro, and Grazie Restaurant.
 
The shopping scene in Novato is incredibly convenient. Up and down 101, you’ll find nearly all of today’s favorite local and national retailers. Make your errand run a breeze by stopping at Trader Joe’s, Target, Costco Wholesale, Rojas Market, Ulta Beauty, Novato Builders Supply, Copperfield’s Books, Safeway, and Whole Foods Market.

Things to Do

Living in Novato means that you will always have something to do on your days off. Between the indoor attractions and the outdoor recreation spaces, you can fill your schedule every day of the week with leisurely activities.
 
This city has a number of superb museums that are a must-see. Make plans to tour the Museum of the American Indian, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Marin History Museum. Want to spend the afternoon tasting skillfully crafted regional wines? In town, be sure to visit Pacheco Ranch Winery (which specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon) and Trek Winery (which boasts a selection of red and white California wines).

Outdoor recreation is another major hobby among Novato residents. Golf enthusiasts can play at the Indian Valley Golf Club, the Marin Country Club, and the StoneTree Golf Club. Other noteworthy places include Ignacio Valley Preserve, Piping Rock Trail Head, Hamilton Wetlands, and the Pacheco Valley Preserve.
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