City of Novato
One of the Bay Area’s premier communities, Novato is located in Marin County 29 miles north of San Francisco. The second largest city in the County, Novato has a current population of 52,000 and covers 28 square miles. The community fosters a small town atmosphere due to its low population density, high amount of open space and parks, downtown, and engaged community members. Novato residents enjoy a thriving and family-oriented community with abundant educational, recreational, retail, and business opportunities. The residents are actively involved in important local decisions about quality of life issues and the future direction of their city. The City Council encourages a high level of interaction between its citizenry and city government so that important issues are vigorously debated and discussed.