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NOVATO

The second most populous of Marin County cities, Novato is also a leader in growth and development. The introduction of the $100 million Buck Center for Research in Aging has opened a whole new page of economic activity in spin-off research and medical facilities as well as hospitality resources.

On the residential development scene, the former Hamilton Air Field has been transformed into a residential community that is surrounded by expansive acreage of parkland and wetlands. Climbing over small hills and stretching across valleys, Novato offers many homes with views of the San Pablo Bay. Attractive and suburban, the city carves distinct neighborhoods over its hillsides and ridges as well as the seven freeways that serve the area.

Many fine housing options are available in Novato, from lovely horse estates along Indian Valley Road to beautiful custom homes tucked away in wooded seclusion along Alameda Del Prado.

In spite of the corners of obvious affluence, much of Novato provides an ideal setting for family living. The city is home to the county’s largest employer, Firemen’s Fund, in addition to a cluster of high-tech and software firms. Shoppers can find the answer to most retail needs at the mall along Highway 101, and recreational amenities are plentiful. Parks, tennis courts, two golf courses, museums, and marinas are just a few of the attractions.

Novato is the northernmost city in Marin County, located twenty nine miles north of San Francisco just off Highway 101. One of the larger cities in Marin with a population around 49,000, Novato is host to the northern campus of the College of Marin in addition to having some of county's largest businesses. There is a wide variety of housing here, from waterfront communities to horse farms and spectacular mansions. Novato is the place for those looking for convenient, reasonable housing in a prospering community.

 
NOVATO Resources
Chamber of Commerce

Novato Chamber of Commerce

807 Delong Avenue Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.897.1164

Demographics

Novato Demographics

Population (2000): 47,630
Median resident age: 39.6
Average household income (2000): 63,453
Mean home price (2004): $361,400

Government

City of Novato

75 Rowland Way #200 Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.899.8900

HISTORY

Marin Museum of the American Indian

2200 Novato Boulevard P.O. Box 864 Novato, CA 94948
Telephone: 415.897.4064

Novato Historical Guild

900 Sherman Avenue Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.897.4320

Novato History Museum

815 DeLong Avenue Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.897.4320

Virtual Collections of Marin

Police/Fire
Fire Stations

Novato Fire Protection District

7025 Redwood Boulevard Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.878.2690

Provides fire protection, emergency medical service, prevention and loss control services to Novato.

Police Stations

Novato Police Department

909 Machin Avenue Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.897.4361

Marin County Sheriff's Office

3501 Civic Center Drive, #145 San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: 415.499.7250 or 911

Responsible for patrol services, prevention of crime and apprehension of criminals in unincorporated areas, and investigates criminal activity. It provides Mutual Aid support to local law enforcement and processes civil writs; serves court warrants.

Marin Sheriff's Office & Emergency Services

3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 266 San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: 415.499.6584

Preparing for Earthquakes, Floods, Fires, Landslides, Volcanoes; Children and special populations; Pets and other animals; Securing furniture and bolting foundations; and more.

HOSPITALS

Novato Community Hospital

180 Rowland Way Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.209.1300

LIBRARIES

MARINet

6 Hamilton Landing, Suite 140C Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.884.2451

MCF Philanthropy Resource Center

5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200 Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.464.2500

A small, specialized collection of materials on grant seeking, proposal writing, fundraising, and board development.

Novato Library

1720 Novato Boulevard Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.898.4623

South Novato Library

6 Hamilton Landing, Suite 140A Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.506.3164

FARMER'S MARKET

Novato Farmers' Market

Sherman Avenue & Grant Avenue Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.456.3376

May - October on Tuesdays 4PM - 8PM

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Hamilton Field of Marin Association

500 Palm Drive Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.899.1122

Lu Sutton Elementary School PTA

1801 Center Road Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.897.3196

Marin Homeschool Families Novato

Marin County, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.883.8044

Marin Natal Loss

1516 Grant Avenue #328 Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.203.2475

Marin Pirates Swim Team

Kentfield, Fairfax and Novato, CA

Novato Civic Arts Commission

75 Rowland Way, #200 Novato, CA 94945

Novato Grove No. 113, United Ancient Order of Druids

801 Grant Street Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.898.1393

Novato Lacrosse Club

926A Diablo Avenue PMB 126 Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.257.0805

Novato Mothers Club

P.O. Box 1306 Novato, CA 94948
Telephone: 415.458.3203

Novato Riptide Swim Team

Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.446.2110

Rolling Hills Swim Team

351 San Andreas Drive Novato, CA 94945

RECREATION

City of Novato Parks & Recreation

75 Rowland Way, #200 Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.899.8200

City of Novato Parks &Recreation offers a variety of activities and programs such as adult athletics, youth athletics, a job fair for teens, a teen center, a skate park, and a senior program.

Marin County Parks and Open Space

3501 Civic Center Drive, #415 San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: 415.499.6387

Marin County Parks and Open Space provides a variety of experiences for individuals visiting Marin County parks. Boat launches, beaches, golf courses, swimming pools, picnic areas and ball fields are just a few samples of the many opportunities available.

Olompali State Historic Park

P.O. Box 1016 Novato, CA 94948
Telephone: 415.892.3383

Religious/Faith

Bell Springs Foundation

448 Ignacio Boulevard, #257 Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.883.8996

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Novato Ward

787 Kendon Lane Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.892.5650

Crossings Church

1461 South Novato Boulevard Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.892.3670 or 415.382.SUFI

Marin Integrative Healing Network

845 Olive Ave, Suite 110 Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.209.6278

Marin Interfaith Council

845 Olive Avenue, Suite 110 Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.209.6278

New Life Christian Center

1370 South Novato Boulevard Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.892.0714

Open Door Christian Church

1915 Novato Boulevard Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.897.5556

Our Lady of Loretto Church

1806 Novato Boulevard Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.897.2171

Presbyterian Church of Novato

710 Wilson Avenue Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.897.6152

St. Anthony of Padua Parish

1000 Cambridge Street Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.883.2177

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church

967 Fifth Street Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.892.1609

Unity In Marin Hamilton Center

600 Palm Drive Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.475.5000

Schools
Novato Unified School District

Christian Life School

P.O. Box 950 Novato, CA 94948
Telephone: 415.892.5713

PK-9 ; Private

Good Shepherd Lutheran School

1180 Lynwood Drive Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.897.2510

106 students; PK-5; Private

Hamilton Meadow Park Elementary School

1 Main Gate Road Hamilton Field Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.883.4691

331 students; K-5; Public

Hill Middle School

720 Diablo Avenue Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.893.1557

588 students; Grades 6-8; Public

Living Epistle Christian

P.O. Box 1552 Novato, CA 94948
Telephone: 415.898.5915

16 students; Grades 1-12; Private

Loma Verde Elementary School

399 Alameda De La Loma Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.883.4681

357 students; K-5; Public

Lu Sutton Elementary School

1800 Center Road Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.897.3196

394 students; K-5; Public

Lynwood Elementary School

1320 Lynwood Drive Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.897.4161

396 students; K-5; Public

Marin Home-school Families Novato

Marin County, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.883.8044

Marin Oaks High School

611 Arthur Street Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.892.8733

59 students; Grades 10-12; Public

Marin School Of Arts And Technology

1850 Ignacio Boulevard Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.883.7390

111 students; Grades 9-12; Charter

Montessori School Of Novato

1466 South Novato Boulevard P.O. Box 1921 Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.892.2228

PK-K; Private

North Bay Christian Academy

6965 Redwood Boulevard Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.892.8921

144 students; K-12; Private

Nova Education Center (Indep. St.)

730 Diablo Boulevard Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.897.7653

111 students; K-12; Public

Novato Charter (Elementary)

601 Bolling Drive Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.883.1859

234 students; K-8; Charter

Olive Elementary School

629 Plum Street Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.897.2131

402 students; K-5; Public

Our Lady Of Loretto School

1811 Virginia Avenue Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.892.8621

237 students; K-8; Private

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

755 Sutro Avenue Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.897.5104

400 students; K-5; Public

Rancho Elementary School

1430 Johnson Street Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.897.3101

489 students; K-5; Public

San Jose Middle School

1000 Sunset Parkway Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.883.7831

520 students; Grades 6-8; Public

San Marin High School

15 San Marin Drive Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.898.2121

1062 students; Grades 9-12; Public

San Ramon Elementary School

45 San Ramon Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.897.1196

460 students; K-5; Public

Sinaloa Middle School

2045 Vineyard Road Novato, CA 94947
Telephone: 415.897.2111

765 students; K-8; Public

Utilities

Novato Sanitary District

500 Davidson Street Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415.892.1694

Marin Recycling Center

535 Jacoby St. San Rafael, CA 94501
Telephone: 415.453.1404

North Marin Water District

999 Rush Creek Place Novato, CA 94948
Telephone: 415.897.4133

Comcast of North Bay

Horizon Cable

227 S. Oakwood Dr., #5. Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: 415.883.9251

AT&T Telephone

Telephone: 800.310.2355

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG & E)

Telephone: 800.743.5000

WEATHER

Local Weather

Winter temperatures range from 41 to 64
Spring temperatures range from 47 to 73
Summer temperatures range from 53 to 83
Fall temperatures range from 51 to 80
Rainfall XX-XX days per year
Precipitation XX inches per year

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