The city of Novato is a contemporary town, yet retains the charm of its past. In downtown Novato you can see historical buildings including the Novato History Museum, City Hall, and Druid’s Hall. Downtown hosts a weekly farmers market with local produce, products and live music. This central business district is quaint and has boutique shops and delicious restaurants. Vintage Oaks shopping center also includes more than 50 stores.
Novato enjoys more than 3,600 acres of open space. There is Stafford Lake Park for fishing, hiking, biking, and camping, and Scottsdale Marsh, Deer Island Preserve, and Pacheco Pond Wildlife Area for wildlife observers. Novato is a family friendly, affordable town located in idyllic northern Marin County. It is minutes away from Sonoma and Napa Wine country, and very close to major cities across the Bay Area.