With its Mediterranean-style architecture and houseboats dotting the waterfront, Sausalito is a unique place to call home.

Welcome to Sausalito


A picturesque waterfront town with European charm

Sausalito is a charming seaside town located just north of San Francisco. With its Mediterranean-style architecture and houseboats dotting the waterfront, Sausalito is a unique place to call home. The ferry terminal is a busy hub of activity, with locals and visitors coming and going throughout the day. Thanks to its mild climate, Sausalito is a great place to enjoy the outdoors all year round. Whether you are looking for a secluded retreat or a vibrant community, Sausalito has something to offer everyone.

This quaint community is known for its beautiful waterfront views, eclectic shops and galleries, and laid-back atmosphere. Visitors to Sausalito can enjoy a variety of activities, including kayaking, hiking, and biking. There are also numerous restaurants and cafes to explore, as well as a lively arts scene. If you are thinking of moving to Sausalito, you can rest assured that you will be joining a tight-knit community with plenty to offer. 

What to Love

  • Breathtaking views
  • Mediterranean climate
  • Access to San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Unbeatable dining and shopping options
  • Boating culture

Local Lifestyle


Sausalito is a special place — and not just because of its stunning views. This community has a unique history, and its residents are proud of their small-town feel. Even with a population of just 7,000, Sausalito has a lot to offer. There are dozens of shops and restaurants, as well as art galleries and museums. And, of course, there's the famous Golden Gate Bridge just a short drive away. For those looking for a slower pace, there are plenty of parks and hiking trails. The community is also very welcoming to newcomers. In fact, one of the best ways to get to know Sausalito is to join one of the many local clubs or organizations. Whatever your interests, you are sure to find your niche in Sausalito.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


A popular tourist destination, Sausalito features plenty of dining and shopping options. Poggio Trattoria is a popular restaurant known for its wood-fired pizzas and extensive wine list. Salito’s Crab House is another eatery that attracts visitors from all over, thanks to its fresh seafood and stunning waterfront views. 

One of the most iconic landmarks in Sausalito is Casa Madrona, a Victorian-style hotel that sits atop a hill overlooking the Bay. Casa Madrona is known for its luxurious accommodations and stunning gardens, which make it the perfect place to stay for a romantic getaway or special occasion. Bar Bocce is also worth checking out – it is a cozy bar with an impressive selection of craft beer and spirits. 

If you are shopping in Sausalito, Hubba Hubba is a great place to start. This local shop specializes in made-in-California clothing, jewelry, and gifts. Hubba Hubba is the perfect place to find a unique gift for someone special or a new outfit for yourself. 

Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner spot or a place to do some retail therapy, Sausalito has the perfect fit for your cravings. 

Things to Do


Sausalito offers many activities and notable festivities. One popular event is the Sausalito Art Festival, which takes place every year in late summer. During the festival, local artists set up booths along the waterfront, and visitors can browse and purchase unique creations. Another annual event is the Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks, which takes place in December. The parade features boats decorated with lights, and the fireworks provide a festive finale. 

Outdoor recreation is part of Sausalito’s culture. Bridgeway waterfront bike and walking path is a scenic spot for a leisurely stroll or an invigorating jog. The path stretches for two miles along the Sausalito waterfront, offering stunning views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. For those looking for a more strenuous workout, the Marin Headlands are just a short drive away. With miles of trails to explore, the headlands offer a challenging hike with breathtaking views of the bay. In addition, the headlands are home to a variety of wildlife, making it a perfect spot for birdwatching or wildlife photography.



Sausalito is served by the Sausalito Marin City school district, which is responsible for two elementary schools and one middle school, and the Tamalpais Union High School District, one of the very best in the state. 


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Overview for Sausalito, CA

7,260 people live in Sausalito, where the median age is 55.6 and the average individual income is $111,167. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Sausalito, CA

Sausalito has 4,117 households, with an average household size of 1.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sausalito do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,260 people call Sausalito home. The population density is 4,115.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Sausalito, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Sausalito. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Willow Creek Academy Charter
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Bayside Martin Luther King Junior Academy
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Around Sausalito, CA

There's plenty to do around Sausalito, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Flaherty Fitness, Roberto Reis, and Symmetry Fitness Personal Training.

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Active 4.48 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.85 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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Beauty 3.64 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.03 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
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