Novato is the northernmost city of Marin County, California. Located about 30 miles north of San Francisco on U.S. 101, Novato is a prime location for professionals and families wanting to be near a major metropolis but not directly in the city. Just 16 miles from the Golden Gate National Park and about 45 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, Novato is a quick ride to everything a larger city has to offer. Homes for rent in the community offer access to a flourishing arts district, Stafford Lake for swimming and water recreation, and 10 Marin County Open Space District preserves.
Historical Facts About Novato
Novato was originally home to several Coast Miwok villages, one of which, Olompali, is preserved as Olompali State Historic Park.
The former Hamilton Air Force Base, decommissioned in 1974 and designated an official Historic District in 1998, has been renovated into several single-family homes and commercial businesses.