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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$914,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,638
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$107,818
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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San Anselmo is a very charming town with excellent public schools and community oriented events. With all the fabulous Parks & Rec activities and events, unfortunately, it can't be enjoyed by everyone due to the high price of living. According to Marin IJ a family of 4 living in San Anselmowho make less than $105,000 are considered to be living in poverty. Residents who have lived here for decades are being "pushed" out due to the high prices of rent and living. If my apartment was not rent controlled my family would not be able to enjoy all that the public schools, library, Parks & Rec and stores have to offer.
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I absolutely love San Anselmo. I feel so happy to have grown up in such a welcoming and safe town. The schools in San Anselmo are especially impressive, notably the high school Sir Francis Drake. It has a great number of restaurants and cute stores. San Anselmo does not have a strong nightlife though. It is located next to Fairfax which does have one, as well as a movie theater.
I love San Anselmo because of the community that is felt with all the people. There is never I time a feel unsafe and it is such a fun, beautiful place to live. I haven't grown up here my whole life so I have something to compare it to. We are in the mountains but in a city yet so close to the beach.