The town of San Anselmo is located in the Ross Valley, nestled below hills and mountains just 14 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. San Anselmo’s natural skyline is dominated by the hills of Ross Valley. Situated between the larger city of San Rafael to the east, Ross to the south, and Fairfax to the west, there is accessibility to outdoor recreational activities and is minutes away from major cities across the Bay Area.
San Anselmo Avenue, the main business street, has many boutique shops that define the town’s character. Sunset Magazine named San Anselmo one of the best cities for antiquing, distinguished as “The Northern California Antique Capital.” The town is also renowned for its annual outdoor Art and Wine festival and summertime film nights in the park. San Anselmo schools are part of the Ross Valley School District serving Fairfax, San Anselmo and Sleepy Hollow. The natural beauty of this town includes hills, creeks, meadows, oaks and redwood groves. The parks and open space around town offer outdoor recreation in a relatively untouched natural setting.