More About San Anselmo
San Anselmo, a quaint, inviting town bordering San Rafael, Ross and Fairfax, continues to maintain its small town charm. The main shopping area is a welcoming curving boulevard of boutiques, coffee shops, galleries, antique shops and popular restaurants. The most visible landmark in town, a beautiful stone castle that overlooks San Anselmo, is actually the San Francisco Theological Seminary, established in 1892 to train Presbyterian clergy.
Incorporated in 1907, San Anselmo is surrounded by trees and hills and offers mid- to higher priced housing in the flats as well as the hills overlooking town. The Ross Valley School District serves both San Anselmo and Fairfax and is very highly regarded by parents. There are many hiking trails nearby offering options for both hikers and bicyclists. In addition to the postcard-perfect downtown filled with wonderful boutiques and restaurants, San Anselmo’s main shopping center is the Redhill Shopping Center, anchored by Safeway and CVS Pharmacy. Access to the 101 freeway is via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard or San Rafael’s “Miracle Mile.”
San Anselmo’s sunny climate, inviting downtown, many recreational activities, excellent schools (GreatSchools.org ranks San Anselmo schools 9 out of 10 as of this writing) and strong sense of community make it a wonderful place to live