The name “Sausalito” conjures thoughts of song lyrics. It is hard to pronounce such a name without smiling.
Sausalito is a small coastal town at the southern tip of Marin, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. It boasts a beautiful coastline with panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline. Many of its 7,000 full time residents live on hillside homes and small condominium complexes.
Sausalito has an eclectic mix of 1920’s – 1960’s constructed, as well as numerous modern,custom homes. Well-known architects have designed several of Sausalito’s historic and modern homes. Many offer sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay. The vertical construction that permeates much of the area is perfect for those whoare not fond of yard maintenance. Residents can kick back on their rooftop terrace and soak in a view of the marina. Home prices average over $1.7m and the demand is high.
The focus of this community is geared more towards older working professionals and artists, who have been aptly described as “urban sophisticates.” In years past, Sausalito was overlooked by some young families, as it was not known for its public schools. This has changed as Willow Creek School, which serves grades K- 8, was recently named one of the top 10 Charter Schools in the State. High school age children attend the highly rated Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley. Look out forincreasing demand for family houses as the secret of Willow Creek leaks across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco.
A unique feature of Sausalito is its permanent houseboat community located just a few miles out of town. Sausalito is also known for itsfamous Sausalito Arts Festival, Mediterranean climate and outstanding natural beauty.