Novato, CA

Marin County

What you need to know about Novato, CA

Along the northern part of San Francisco Bay, Novato has 3,600 acres of open space that makes the city attractive for hikers and mountain bikers, especially at Stafford Lake Park and the 1,558-foot-high Mount Burdell. The downtown features a historic Old Town district, and several biotech companies are key contributors to the economy. An award-winning Novato Unified School District is the city's largest employer with 1,200 workers, and residents can receive quality medical care at Novato Community Hospital.



Homes Owned 65.44%
65.44% Complete
Homes Rented 34.56%
34.56% Complete

Real Estate

In Novato, California

Ready to move to Novato? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Novato.

Median Home Price

Higher than the state average


In Novato, California

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Novato rates.

Median Household Income

Higher than the national average


In Novato, California

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Novato.


Most residents are
Over 65 Years old


In Novato, California

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Novato.


Bachelor’s Degree 44%
44% Complete
Graduated High School 92%
92% Complete

Novato, CA's Livability Rankings