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SAN ANSELMO

San Anselmo is nestled at the heart of one of the most picturesque locations in California with spectacular views from the hills and a charming creek that meanders through downtown. This quaint town of 13,000 residents has an eclectic mix of business professionals, Hollywood entertainers, artists and entrepreneurs. With over 150 antique dealers within a half-mile radius of downtown, San Anselmo is considered the antique shop capital of Marin. The annual Art and Wine Festival, the Antique Dealers Fair, and the Country Fair Day draw in crowds from all around Marin County. Local real estate consists of older homes of varied architectural styles amid shady, tree-lined streets. San Anselmo offers the luxuries of a larger community while maintaining a "small town" feel.

Older, well-kept homes in diverseĀ  architectural styles on tree-shaded streets are the most common sight in this charming community of quiet neighborhoods. Unique to San Anselmo are many cottages or small apartments tucked away behind homes, creating apartment-like alternatives within traditional residential settings.

Because San Anselmo is a relatively small town, its development is evident in the division of home styles and sizes. The corridor of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard features small, pre-World War II homes. As Butterfield Road rises into the hills, the homes become more spacious. The hilltop offers an enclave of three and four-bedroom models constructed in the 1960s. Also tucked away on a few of San Anselmo's streets are magnificent homes built as late as the 1980s-some with over 3,000 square feet of living space.

Amenities include parks, a library, community center, tennis courts, athletic fields, and small-town festivals and celebrations. One of the most striking landmarks in the community is the San Francisco Theological Seminary with Romanesque buildings inspired by the grace and beauty of the Middle Ages.

 
SAN ANSELMO Resources
Chamber of Commerce

San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 2844 San Anselmo, CA 94979
Telephone: 415.454.2510

Demographics

San Anselmo Demographics

Population (2000): 12,378
Median resident age: 41.3
Average household income (2000): $71,488
Mean home price (2004): $507,300

Government

City of Anselmo

Telephone: 415.258.4600

Council meets second and fourth Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m

History

San Anselmo Historical Museum

10 Library Place San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.258.4659

The San Anselmo Historical Museum houses a growing collection of photos and memorabilia of early San Anselmo.

Police/Fire
Fire Stations

Ross Valley Fire Service

777 San Anselmo Avenue San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.258.4686

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District

70 Crane Drive San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.256.8300

County of Marin

3501 Civic Center Drive San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: 415.499.7331

Police Stations

San Anselmo Police Department

525 San Anselmo Avenue San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.258.4610

Marin County Sheriff's Office

3501 Civic Center Drive, #145 San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: 415.499.7250 or 911

Responsible for patrol services, prevention of crime and apprehension of criminals in unincorporated areas, and investigates criminal activity. It provides Mutual Aid support to local law enforcement and processes civil writs; serves court warrants.

Marin Sheriff's Office & Emergency Services

3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 266 San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: 415.499.6584

Preparing for Earthquakes, Floods, Fires, Landslides, Volcanoes; Children and special populations; Pets and other animals; Securing furniture and bolting foundations; and more.

Libraries

San Anselmo Library

110 Tunstead Avenue San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.258.4656

community groups

Ross Valley Mothers' Club

P.O. Box 2449 San Anselmo, CA 94979
Telephone: 415.721.4576

Sleepy Hollow Homes Association

1317 Butterfield Road San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.482.8344

Sleepy Hollow Sea Lions

Sleepy Hollow Clubhouse San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.453.3612

Recreation

Marin County Parks and Open Space

3501 Civic Center Drive, #415 San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: 415.499.6387

San Anselmo Parks and Recreation Department

525 San Anselmo Avenue San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.258.4640

Religious/Faith

Abiding Way

921 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.454.2774

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo

72 Kensington Road San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.456.3713

Schools
Ross Valley School District

Brookside Elementary School

116 Butterfield Road San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: Upper: 415.454.7409, Lower: 415.453.2948

A 1995-96 California Distinguished School.

542 students; K-5; Public

James R. Sylla School

300 Sunny Hills Drive San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.457.3200

49 students; Grades UG; Private

San Anselmo Montessori School

PO Box 707 San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.457.3428

PK-K; Private

San Domenico School

1500 Butterfield Road San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.258.1905

497 students; PK-12; Private

St. Anselmo Elementary School

40 Belle Avenue San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.454.8667

263 students; K-8; Private

Star Academy

921 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.456.8727

37 students; UG; Private

Wade Thomas Elementary

150 Ross Avenue San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone: 415.454.4603

A 1996-97 California Distinguished School recipients.

314 students; K-5; Public

White Hill Middle

101 Glen Drive Fairfax, CA 94930
Telephone: 415.454.8390

623 students; Grades 6-8; Public

Utilities

Marin County Freecycle

The Freecycle Network is open to all who want to "recycle" that special something rather than throw it away

Marin Recycling Center

535 Jacoby St. San Rafael, CA 94501
Telephone: 415.453.1404

Comcast of North Bay

AT&T Telephone

Telephone: 800.310.2355

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG & E)

Telephone: 800.743.5000

WEATHER

Local Weather

Winter temperatures range from 42 to 61
Spring temperatures range from 45 to 74
Summer temperatures range from 54 to 86
Fall temperatures range from 50 to 79
Rainfall 55-65 days per year
Precipitation 43 inches per year

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