Neighbored by Ross to the South, Fairfax to the west, and San Rafael to the East, San Anselmo is a charming community of older homes amid diverse architectural styles, on shady, tree-lined streets. Its name came from the Punta de Quintin land grant, which marked this valley as the Canada del Anselmo. San Anselmo is a vibrant and charming community nestled in the center of beautiful Ross Valley. Residents and town officials endeavor to:
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Enjoy the natural beauty of our town – the hills, the creeks, the meadows, the oaks and the redwood groves. Our parks provide a variety of outdoor experiences for visitors and residents alike. We hope that the information we provide for you here will be helpful in planning your hike or event.
Downtown areas include many restaurants and shops with a variety of offerings. Recreational opportunities are numerous in local parks and the surrounding hills. A strong spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in San Anselmo. All these combine to make San Anselmo a special place to live, work or visit.