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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
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  12. Commute
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Sausalito is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 7,147. Sausalito is in Marin County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Sausalito offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sausalito there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Sausalito and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Sausalito are highly rated.
About Sausalito...
Population
7,147

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,191,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,101
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Sausalito Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    125.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    181.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,497.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    125.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Sausalito

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$110,385
National
$55,322
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Sausalito Reviews

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Over the last 25 years I have lived across the country in 17 homes. Sausalito is the most wonderful place I have ever lived! I work in San Francisco and take the 20 minute Sausalito Ferry into the city (the ferry is a 10 minute walk from my home). The climate is FABULOUS with rarely a day over 80 degrees and most nights in the 50's. This is the only place I have ever lived that does not need air conditioning. There are fabulous restaurants and lots of outdoor activities. Also, no mosquitos! People are very friendly and lots of places to hike including the Marin Headlands which has the most amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. A few miles up the road is Muir Woods with giant Redwoods. The only downside is the real estate is very expensive, but if you can afford it, this is the most amazing place to live! I feel I am on a constant holiday and extraordinarily lucky to have discovered and live in this paradise!
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Loves Sausalito! Super safe environment with culture walking by you. Many restaurants from different cultures. Tourists from all over the world. Great views! Awesome parks for kids. The most beautiful ferry ride to San Francisco!
Sausalito is a friendly town full of art and water front activities. Restaurants and bars line the streets along the main downtown. There are many events that have live music and festivals.