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-Year round climate
-Attractive setting
-Arts & culture


-Soft economy
-Extreme living costs

What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont Metro Area

A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


Quick Facts About Novato

    The unemployment rate in Novato is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Novato jobs have Increased by 1.66 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Novato's cost of living is 89.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Novato's population is 51,996 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.09 percent.
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Novato is $598,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 21.90 percent.
    Novato public schools spend $14,496 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 21 students per teacher in Novato.

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re: Close to SF and Sonoma - 10/11/2014
We can't decide if we should buy in Novato or Santa Rosa. Napa is ideal; can't find property with what we want without building and going to 1.4 mil to meet our needs.... (read more)
Close to SF and Sonoma
We recently moved to a secluded neighborhood in Novato after 25 years in central Marin. While there are fewer restaurants and galleries, we are very pleased with our... (read more)
North Bay community comes of age
Novato, CA is in northern Marin County, approximately 18 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Primarily residential in character, it has a... (read more)
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