Review of Novato, California

Close to SF and Sonoma
Star Rating - 10/11/2014
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 decision. We're still only 25 minutes from SF, and now we are only 20 minutes from Sonoma, 30 minutes from Point Reyes, etc. We have a delightful mix of semi-retired professionals in our area and a great community spirit. We enjoy the Ignacio area where Paradise Foods and small boutique shopping is close by. Novato has become a more desirable area as restaurants like Hopmonk Tavern and Boca Pizzeria opened in the past few years. We have the best of both worlds now.
Mary | Novato, CA
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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. Everyone in Napa says, "What do you want in Santa Rosa? there's nothing!) On the other hand, Novato is Marin County, although people don't rave about Novato. Found a perfect home on mountain in Santa Rosa but afraid it might not be the right town to live in after Napa,,, where we rent now. Do not care about anything but the elegance and highest quality of living and home values..... which is what a couple from New York realizes are really most important...(no children)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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