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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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San Anselmo is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 12,619. San Anselmo is in Marin County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in San Anselmo offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In San Anselmo there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in San Anselmo and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in San Anselmo are highly rated.
About San Anselmo...
Population
12,619

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$963,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,756
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in San Anselmo

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$116,867
National
$55,322
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I lived in San Francisco for 8 years before moving to San Anselmo, my experience here is unmatched. It has been so amazing to grow up and go to high school in Marin County. I feel blessed to be surrounded by excellent public/private high schools full of gifted kids! I have met and worked with plenty of determined and motivated young people, just like me, that inspire each other to grow and succeed. I am so grateful for this county and especially San Anselmo!
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San Anselmo is a nice town, with a very calm and mellow environment, friendly and outgoing residents, and excellent school systems. There are not many activities and events going on, mainly just local events around town. The main problems with San Anselmo are the prices on real estate and the diversity. The rent prices have been steadily increasing over the years, which is separating the rich from the poor and creating a group from the middle class to the very wealthy. The population is also mainly Caucasian, which isn't the most ideal for a community.
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.