Welcome to San Anselmo / Greenbrae Real Estate
Lush, friendly towns in the heart of Marin County.
San Anselmo and Greenbrae, California, are sunny, lush, and in the heart of Marin County. This area sees long, comfortable summers with a great deal of sunshine, ideal for gatherings on the lawn or wine on the patio. This area is south of the well-known wine country of Sonoma Valley and north of San Francisco. San Anselmo and Greenbrae are part of the San Francisco suburbs and are only a half-hour drive into the city and no more than ten minutes from each other.
These two towns offer residents a sparse suburban refuge with plenty of space to thrive. Homes here have spacious yards with room for family or friends to gather. Thanks to this, the community is close-knit, and people know their neighbors. The proximity to San Francisco gives residents access to all the big city amenities. San Anselmo and Greenbrae are known for their numerous high-end cafes, lush green parks, and shops offering unique items not found elsewhere.
What to Love
- A half-hour drive to San Francisco
- Close community with local support
- Desirable and highly rated neighborhoods
- Lush greenery and comfortable weather
- Near Sonoma Valley
Residents in San Anselmo and Greenbrae are friendly, and the communities are welcoming. Everyone works to keep the area clean. You can take a stroll down the clean sidewalks and greet your neighbors while on the way to your favorite cafe or just while walking your dog. People here also enjoy seasonal events held during the excellent summer weather. When the weather is less desirable, locals stop in for a coffee or artisanal pastries at locally owned cafes or go out for an evening of fine dining.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
In San Anselmo and Greenbrae, residents like to start their days by visiting M.H. Bread and Butter
. This bakery, located in San Anselmo, is a local specialty. In addition to excellent bread, they serve a daily selection of artisanal pastries that can only be seen by visiting their store. Patrons are advised to arrive early before they run out of scones or macarons. Bistro Viz
is a fine bistro with a covered patio. They serve a selection of excellent dishes and wine from well-known and local winemakers of exceptional skill.
Make a reservation at MADCAP
, San Anselmo’s very own Michelin star restaurant, for the most exceptional evening out. Chef Ron Siegel, owner and operator, has created an intimate, urban setting for delivering his carefully crafted seasonal menus. He makes all dishes using locally sourced ingredients when possible, making each plate unique. Diners will appreciate the artistic pottery dishes crafted by local artists.
There are many fun boutiques to shop in San Anselmo and Greenbrae. California cacti and succulents are found at the Cactus Jungle, unique and culturally inspired jewelry at Reflections
, and extraordinary clothing at Blanc.
Things to Do
Residents of San Anselmo and Greenbrae find many things to occupy their time. Live On The Avenue Music Series
is a casual summer event that occurs from June to October each year. Residents gather for refreshments and an evening of quality music from local and well-known artists. Another summer event is the San Anselmo Art and Wine Festival. Under the bright sunny mountains, next to the crystal clear brook, friends and family gather for a day of wine tasting and art appreciation.
Another fantastic holiday event is the Holiday Lighting Ceremony
. Each year at the start of December, residents gather for the magical holiday lights, free refreshments, and music by various artists. Select stores stay open late so patrons can take their time doing holiday shopping.
Residents enjoy nature by going for hikes. Among the many trails in the area is The Sorich/ Tomahawk Trail. It is a 2.1-mile loop that takes roughly an hour to complete. It’s great for hiking with friends, family, and even leashed dogs.