Novato CA Real Estate

Golden Gate BridgeBefore moving into a city, learning more about it makes sense. Novato, California, sits in the North Bay region around San Francisco Bay. This city of just over 51,000 people hosts several small biotechnology and technology companies. The land where the city sits was once part of five different land grants given by the Spanish and Mexican governments before California became part of the United States. One of these land grants was Rancho Novato, which gave the city its modern name.

This city is the second largest in Marin County, just behind San Rafael. Due to the mixed nature of this community, residents are old and young, rich and not. This draws many to the Novato CA homes for sale.


San QuentinMuch of the early growth in the Novato area came up without regulation. The city incorporated in 1960, which started the housing growth trend that dominates the area today. Subdivisions like San Marin and Partridge Knolls offer the three-bedroom houses that so many a suburbanite are familiar with. Some areas of town, though, are more rural. That means many neighborhoods surround Lake Stafford or the Petaluma River.

The city and county run parks in many areas of the city and nearby environs. Easy access to the Petaluma river makes water fun easy to come by. Novato CA real estate usually has easy access to these parks.

When looking at Novato CA real estate, many think about commuting to San Francisco or the East Bay. With a recent expansion of Highway 101, commute times are between 30 and 60 minutes depending on traffic and weather.


Stinson BeachNovato homes are usually one of two types of land: subdivision tracts or larger rural lots. Many homes on the lower end of the price scale are in subdivisions built in the last 4 or 5 decades. Housing on the higher end are usually on larger rural lots with room to let horses graze. Looking through Novato CA homes for sale will show the range of properties available.

Condominium units offer the most affordable housing option for most. These condos range from 1 bedroom/1 bath lower floor units up to 3 bedroom/2 bath townhouse multi-story units. Most properties of this sort have construction dates in the last two to three decades.

Single family homes come in a range of prices, depending on location, configuration, and land amount. At the lower end, tract homes start at $250,000 and go up. On the higher end, estate sized lots with house and barn can go for over $3 million.


Cheese Factory PondThe Novato Unified School District manages the public education system in the city. Three high schools, three middle schools, and eight elementary schools form the core of the public education system. The public school system usually ranks in the top ten to twenty percent of California schools. Two private schools offer other education opportunities. Owners of Novato homes can rest assured their children have decent education options.

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