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Welcome to Novato


Novato is the most suburban city in Marin County. Affordable housing, good school districts and sprawling land to raise a family.


Located in the rolling hills and valleys of northern Marin County, Novato is the second-largest community in the county. Formerly known as the gateway to the Wine Country, Novato is increasingly being discovered as a destination due to the weather, a lively downtown, and homes that provide the best value in Marin.


Upscale housing includes the luxury homes of Black Point, waterfront living on the lagoons of Bel Marin Keys, the wooded Alameda Del Prado, and Indian Valley Road its horse-country estates.

In the 90s military base Hamiliton Field was converted to new housing and a business park. The former hangers now house cutting edge biotech companies, digital development companies, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and more than 40 art studios.


Big-box shopping is concentrated in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, which houses Costco, Target among other businesses. Downtown life is centered on Grant Avenue featuring a farmers market, outdoor movies, parades and an art and wine festival.

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