I lived in the area of Sausalito facing San Francisco for four years. It's known as "Hurricane Gulch" for good reason. This is one of the most picturesque areas of Sausalito, with the most beautiful bay and city views and jaw-dropping, multi-million dollar historic homes; but it is significantly colder and more windy in that area, and I swear to you, if you live in the shadow of the hill you get literally 3 hours less sunshine than if you live just a minute's drive north and away from the bay. Realtors like to claim that the Banana Belt starts midway down Bridgeway, around Horizons restaurant on the water, but they're saying that to sell houses. It's freezing there. You'd think you were living in Seattle. The Banana Belt doesn't really begin until after you pass the Starbucks on Princess Street, driving north. After that, the weather is often sunny and warm and there is much less wind. Now I live in the north end of Sausalito. I miss the views of the bay and the city that I had when I lived in Hurricane Gulch, but I still have a water view of Tiburon across the inlet and I love the sun and three extra hours of daylight. This summer in my area of Sausalito it's been hot and very sunny every day, and you would get the same effect in the cute neighborhoods around Caledonia St in the middle of town. It's hard to beat Sausalito. Every time I think of moving somewhere else, I can't bear to actually leave.