San Anselmo is a quintessential, yet affluent, small town. With one main street, San Anselmo boasts quite a history and is watched over by the unmissable Red Hill. Here, you’d be hard-pressed to find a street that isn’t tree-lined and the original downtown buildings pay homage to the town’s historic storefronts. Because of the town’s quiet vibe and being situated right on a year round creek, it is difficult to imagine San Anselmo, then just
called “Junction,” as a major railroad stop on the way out to Point Reyes and Tomales in the late 1800s. At the turn-of-the-century and with the completion of the San Francisco Theological Seminary, weekend vacationers’ summer homes and cottages turned into permanent residences and many still stand in the Seminary, Sleepy Hollow, and Ross neighborhoods. With four parks to choose from, all within walking distance from each other, San Anselmo is a paradise for all ages.
San Anselmo has beautiful homes both hillside and in walkable areas. The updating of quaint cottages is on-going and updated homes in the area can go for well over $2M but the lifestyle in San Anselmo is priceless.