Situated about 10 miles south of Petaluma and 30 miles north of San Francisco, Novato is a peaceful town within reach of the bustling major cities. A long time ago this area was inhabited by the Miwok Native Americans. The first Spanish colonial house built in Novato is preserved at Olompali State Historic Park, a visit there makes a fun day trip. Novato is rich in history. The Great Depression left Novato ravished because a lot of farmers lost their land when they were unable to pay their debts, but Novato quickly rebounded during and after WWII with the economic boost and population influx. Incorporated into the state in 1960, Novato is a fairly young town. Nowadays, the economy is mixed between bio-technologies, bio-pharmaceuticals, computer technologies, and entertainment ventures. Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar is headquartered here. With over 3,600 acres of open territory, Novato is a very enjoyable place for those of you who enjoy the outdoors and hiking. There are a couple of scenic golf courses here for people who enjoy golf, a well-known club in this area is the Indian Valley Golf Club. San Francisco is a 30-minute drive from Novato. Many people find the quiet lifestyle comforting, and decide to live here away from the noisy and bustling streets of San Francisco.
Novato is known to have a very small population density. The population here is just over 55,000 people according to the US Census Bureau (July 2018 estimate). The area of Novato is 27 square miles which, in turn, means the population density is approximately a healthy 2,000 people per square mile. The percentage of the population with a bachelor’s degree or higher is slightly above 44%, higher than the state average, most people here are educated and work in a skilled industry (US Census Bureau). Greater than two-thirds of the residents here own the house that they occupy (67%) and most people living here have been here for at least a year (87%) according to the US Census Bureau. When you are living in Novato you will experience sunny days for most of the year. The weather is fairly moderate, with average high temperatures in the summer sitting near 84 degrees Fahrenheit and the average highs in winter fluctuating close to 58 degrees Fahrenheit; the winter months all average more than 6 inches of rain and keeps the Novato hills aesthetic and green, sourced from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA).
Novato has a lot to offer for your average family. There is no lack of activity for your days off of work. The thriving marketplaces and lack of street traffic make shopping here easy when your errands need to be done. All in all, Novato makes for a great place to live and grow in the Bay Area.
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