Novato is the northernmost community in Marin. It lies about 30 miles north of San Francisco and stretches to the Sonoma County border. With more than 27 parks and 3,500 acres of open space, Novato retains much of its rural atmosphere. From Indian Valley in the west to Blackpoint in the east, Novato offers numerous residential neighborhoods.
Novato is home to several corporations such as Fireman’s Fund and BioMarin in addition to the Buck Institute and a College of Marin campus. The historic downtown has been completely revitalized and is once again a wonderful place to dine, shop and stroll.