There is a public pool at Hamilton Field -- it was just re-done in 2009. There is a kid pool and a big pool. It is right across from South Gate and new construction at The Landing at Hamilton.
Novato High services Hamilton Field, there are a gazillion things for teens to do (the pool is a good start, but there are biking trails, a skateboard park, and even a museum or two). Hamilton Landing, which is a mid-sized outdoor mall sits at the entry to Hamilton Field and a mega mall is one exit away. Bus service goes through Hamilton along a shuttle system. It is a great community with great people.
You might find this link helpful. http://www.ci.novato.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=377
It is a page from the City of Novato's website: FAQs about Hamilton Field. You will probably find other information that is of interest about Novato on their website also. I live in Marin with teen daughters, so I can appreciate your concerns.
Donâ€™t hesitate to contact me directly with any further questions.
All the best, Leslie
McGuire Real Estate
I live and work in Novato, Marin. I know Novato and Hamilton (or other pockets in Novato) very well. I also know a lot of ins and outs at the high school level since both my sons went through the public school system (older one is Sophomore in college, younger one is Junior in high school) and I volunteer extensively for the high school.
Please give me a call to discuss Hamilton, what it was, what it is, and what it will be. The commons facilities / businesses / stores, etc. in and around Hamilton, the high school - Novato High, which is the neighborhood school and San Marin High, which is also convenient with inter district transfer. I can also fill you in on the properties that's available there and surrounding area.
On a high level, I am familiar with the whole Novato and surrounding towns.
You have a lot of questions and they really need to be answered in person.
Please email me with the best time/number to call, or I can be reached at (415) 717-0293 so we can discuss your concerns. Please feel free to check on my profile, and I look forward to hear from you!