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Town of San Anselmo
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San Anselmo was once the railroad hub of the County. It is larger than many of its neighbors, but retains a feeling of small town charm. The self proclaimed “Antiques Capital of Northern California” has about 130 antique dealers, many bookstores, coffee shops, boutiques, and restaurants along San Anselmo Avenue next to Creek Park. Homes are typically older and smaller than those in nearby Ross. San Anselmo citizens are highly educated, and most people work in managerial, technical or sales professions.

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The Ross Valley School District is an elementary middle school district serving the central Marin communities of San Anselmo and Fairfax. Most Ross Valley graduates attend Sir Francis Drake High School in the Tamalpais Union High School District. The district includes four schools: Brookside Elementary School, Manor Elementary School and Wade Thomas School for kindergarten through 5th grades, and White Hill School for grades 6th, 7th and 8th.

Parks & Recreation

Youth programs are offered through the Recreation Department and local schools. There is shopping center on the west side of town, and several churches. San Anselmo is host to a number of annual local events.


Population (as of 2010 Census): 11,292
Median age: 45
Annual turnover:  12%
Long-term residents (5+ years):  45%
Sources: Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau


The average temperature is 59 degrees. Average maximum temperatures are around 70 degrees, and average low temperature is about 48 degrees. From July to September highs get into the 80’s. Yearly rainfall is approximately 37 inches. The coldest months are November and December. Mount Tamalpais usually protects the region from perpetual fogg.

Approximate distance from the Golden Gate Bridge is 14 miles.