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Local Info in San Anselmo : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 12, 2016
Carrie asked:
Hi- Does anyone know if there are hiking trails accessible from Grove Hill Avenue to Red Hill open space or Sorich Park? I like the Sequoia neighborhood in San Anselmo but I wonder if you…
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Thu Dec 12, 2013
Denise Montalvo answered:
Hi Craig;
I say if you are happy with your location you should either try to make it work or look for alternatives in your neighborhood. since you have tweens and teens they will appreciate the continuity. A lot depends on what you can afford and which solution is best in terms of costs, time and personal disruptions. I know excellent contractors/architects who could give you an idea of what can be done with your current home and I can also send you listings if I knew your general criteria. You might want to keep in mind that even if you trade up it may not have to be a much larger home due to the fact that your children will leave home (if all goes well) in the next 2-8 years and you may not need too much space. It really should come down to what causes the least amount of stress for all of you and what can be done, i.e., will your town allow an expansion. I'd be happy to help you figure some of this out. 415-640-1850. ... more
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Mary Kay and Kathy Yamamoto answered:
For elementary school, you need to live in Fairfax for Fairfax or San Anselmo for San Anselmo, but for middle school and high school either San Anselmo or Fairfax is fine. There are a few streets in San Rafael that border San Anselmo where the lot is located partially in San Rafael and partially in San Anselmo where you can choose San Anselmo schools as an option.

Let us know if we can be of any further assistance!
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
David Hatch answered:
I work for Trulia and live in the Sleepy Hollow area of San Anselmo. To me it feels like a small town. Although its only 45 mins from San Francisco, it has a very "country" feel. You are definitely surrounded by nature and its not uncommon to see deer or turkeys strolling through your yard. At night, since there is very little background light, you can see the stars very clearly. Often you can hear owls and coyotes.

The schools are awesome and the people/community is very kid friendly. You can see more info Trulia has on this area here: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/94960-San_Anselmo/
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Tue Nov 1, 2011
K answered:
Hi,
I would be happy to help you research recent sold properties in Marin.

Kevin Cullen
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Thu Aug 25, 2011
Anastasia Sheldon answered:
I follow trends closely in this neighborhood ( I live here, too!). As of this writing, 68 homes have sold year to date with a median price of $717,000 in San Anselmo. According to the Dept of Agriculture, the median household income in California in 2011 was $57,664. In Marin, it was $82,383. About 50% higher than the state median. San Anselmo Median income in 2011 was $110,592 which is even higher. So, I would say, yes, it is an upper middle class neighborhood. ... more
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Tue Jul 8, 2008
Matt Hughes answered:
The simple answer is yes, San Anselmo is an ideal place to raise children.
Let's break down your typical day. In the morning, there are some great local options on San Anselmo Ave for breakfast, coffee, tea, or bagels. From there, you have a number of good walking streets that can lead you to a number of parks, creeks, or trails. San Anselmo also has a number of great lunch spots or shops for afternoon shopping. There are generally enough kids around that your child can find a playmate. You have movies in the park in the summer time, which is a great for kids and parents. There also a number of street festivals in San Anselmo.

You are also a close commute to so many other great towns: neighboring San Rafael and Farifax, beautiful drive West to Pt. Reyes, camping just 15 minutes from downtown San Anselmo, and so much more. I would encourage spending a couple of days in San Anselmo to experience it for yourself.
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Tue Jul 8, 2008
Matt Hughes answered:
All of these answers are accurate. Mornings are fine, if you leave before 7:35 or after 9:30. Evenings on Sir Francis Drake can be slow, but you can also sneak through Ross via Kent Ave or Laurel Grove. These options are not a whole lot faster, but they can keep you moving.

The bike path is a great commuting path. This runs through the heart of San Anselmo, and heading east can take you directly to the ferry terminal in Larkspur or south across the Golden Gate Bridge.

The more adventorous can head over Mount Tam on bike, horse or foot.
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Fri Oct 26, 2007
Vance & Anna Frost answered:
San Anselmo has the Historic Hub which is the crossroads of Sir Francis Drake and Red Hill Avenue. There are many busses coming and going form here on a regular basis. They connect to the main station in San Rafael at 3rd and Heatherton, as well as the Larkspur Ferry. ... more
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Fri Oct 26, 2007
Vance & Anna Frost answered:
There is a revitalization effort going on and it looks like the complete length of San Anslemo Avenue will eventually be a delightful walking, eating, and shopping area. There are new merchants joining the town. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Vance & Anna Frost answered:
The downtown is bustling with activity everyday, and into the evenings in the spring, summer & fall. There are events all year round including Little Theater, Chamber of Commerce activities, Park and Rec programs, and school sponsored items. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Vance & Anna Frost answered:
There are several parks, including Memorial Park with 3 full baseball diamonds, and a large play area for little ones, called Millennium Playground. There is a dog park, and numerous hiking and biking trails. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Matt Hughes answered:
I would say overall crime is not an issue in San Anselmo. Violent crime is somewhat non-existent. The answer from Kim touches on the few "crimes" we see here. I believe this site to be a great REAL ESTATE tool, and not a parenting review column.

There is literally not a single street I have been on in San Anselmo where I have felt unsafe.

I have seen crimes of immaturity. The only time I have been victimized, some one lipsticked my car while parked on the street. I am not sure how old they were though.
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