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16 Tara Lane in Novato, Thomas Represented Buyers

Please scroll down to see Novato homes for sale or continue reading to learn more about this city. Novato is Marin’s northern-most city located 22 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. It is the second largest city in the county and the most affordable with regard to home prices.

Incorporated in 1960 and encompassing 43 square miles with 3,500 acres of open space and parks, Novato offers a variety of neighborhoods including waterfront communities such as Bel Marin Keys, horse farms, smaller homes and condos near the downtown center and larger homes and mansions located in the hills.

Hamilton Air Force Base, decommissioned in 1974, has been transformed into a beautiful community with a mixture of high-end homes and affordable housing, as well as parks, office buildings and retail space. Many businesses have recently relocated here from other parts of the U.S. as the old hangers have been turned into beautiful office space.

Shopping in Novato ranges from the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center which includes Costco, Target and 50 retail stores and restaurants, to the recently-restored historic downtown, also known as “Old Town,” which is a quaint, welcoming area of coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants.

Novato is a haven for visitors and residents who enjoy fishing, hiking, biking or day camping. Bird watchers and wildlife observers are drawn to Scottsdale Pond & Marsh, Deer Island Preserve and Pacheco Pond Wildlife Area. Hikers come from all over to hike in Indian Valley, a 558-acre preserve near the College of Marin’s Novato campus. Bikers love the new Stafford Lake Bike Park, the first park in Marin dedicated to bicyclists.

I would be delighted to show you this town as well as the beautiful homes for sale in Novato.  

Novato Homes for Sale | Novato Real Estate

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Novato is home to many excellent schools, both public and private. Please consult my Marin Schools Guide for more information.