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San Anselmo

ABOUT San Anselmo »

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:

  • Maintain a small town ambiance
  • Preserve the historic character of the unique downtown shopping area
  • Protect open space and parks for the enjoyment of all

A Short History of San Anselmo »


Local Schools


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.


Pizzalina Pizzalina 144 reviews Pizzalina  on Yelp
Cucina Cucina 133 reviews Cucina on Yelp
Marinitas Marinitas 362 reviews Marinitas on Yelp
Comforts Cafe
Comforts Cafe Comforts Cafe 354reviews Comforts Cafe on Yelp
L'Appart Resto
L'Appart Resto L'Appart Resto 173 reviews L'Appart Resto on Yelp
M.H. Bread & Butter
M.H. Bread & Butter M.H. Bread & Butter 157 reviews M.H. Bread & Butter on Yelp


Andronico's Andronico's 25 reviews Andronico's on Yelp
Safeway Safeway 58 reviews Safeway  on Yelp
United Markets
United Markets United Markets 34 reviews United Markets on Yelp


Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Wells Fargo 6 reviews Wells Fargo on Yelp
Bank of America
Bank of America Bank of America 5 reviews Wells Fargo Bank  on Yelp
US Bank
US Bank Bank of America 6 reviewsUS Bank  on Yelp
Chase Bank
Chase Bank Chase Bank 3 reviews Chase Bank on Yelp
242 Fawn Drive, San Anselmo - CA
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