San Anselmo lies a little off the beaten track in a quiet, leafy enclave of Marin County. It boasts great weather, great trail access for hiking and biking, and good schools. Not only that, but its vibrant downtown, with walkable shopping and restaurants, give this town a high quality of life.
The rolling hills above San Anselmo will give you sweeping views of grassy meadows and Mt. Tam. Open space abounds, and access to it is easy from the edges of this charming town.
Antique shoppers can take a break from the numerous stores for a taste of gourmet food -- like Insalata's, Cucina's Restaurant and Wine Bar, and Marin Coffee Roasters. San Anselmo's shop-filled main street backs onto the San Anselmo Creek, which babbles year-round and offers natural ambience for afternoon strolls.
For more information on San Anselmo, visit Pacific Union's San Anselmo page.